Audits

Do you know why you need an audit
or why you should have one?

For accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2016 audit thresholds are aligned with the new qualification as a small company, meaning companies (including LLP's) are exempt from having a statutory audit if they meet 2 of the 3 following conditions...

  • Turnover below £10.2 million
  • Balance sheet total below £5.1 million
  • Less than 50 employees

For accounting periods starting before 1 January 2016 small company, meaning companies (including LLP's) are exempt from having a statutory audit if they meet 2 of the 3 following conditions...

  • Turnover below £6.5million
  • Balance sheet total below £3.26 million
  • Less than 50 employees

Most subsidiary companies are also exempt from audit where their parent company guarantees their liabilities.

We can advise you if you need an audit and if not, you can save on accountancy fees!

However, we aim to deliver hassle-free audits and there are good reasons for having an audit even if you are not required by law to have one...

  • An audit involves a detailed review of the company's accounting systems and systems of control and also requires a detailed understanding of the company's business. Such a review and knowledge can provide increased opportunities to provide proactive business advice on many matters;
  • An unqualified audit report can improve the status of the accounts in the eyes of banks and commercial lenders, the Taxman and suppliers who may be seeking credit references, etc;
  • A history of accounts with clean audit reports can also be a factor if you ever wish to sell the company or, perhaps, take it to the market;
  • The possibility of fraud can be reduced and an audit can act as a deterrent to any potential fraudster.

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