The financial statement audit has never been more important. In today's business environment there is more scrutiny and skepticism of a company's financial statements than ever before. Investors are deeply concerned about corporate governance and reporting and they expect more: greater reliability, more oversight and clear evidence of internal controls. Corporate management, boards and audit committees, internal and external auditors, analysts and other investment professionals all have important roles to play in building investor trust by executing their respective responsibilities, keeping in mind both legal obligations and the heightened expectations of investors. Meeting investor expectations begins with the completeness and accuracy of information contained in a company’s financial statements.
For organisations that require an audit for statutory or regulatory reasons associated with the filing of their annual and periodic financial information, PwC can provide high quality audit services. We can also address any specific regulatory reporting requirements such as those under Sarbanes-Oxley S404 for SEC registrants, including foreign private issuers. PwC's work takes into account all current and where appropriate, prospective auditing, accounting, and reporting regulations and guidance. Our audit clients include many of the world’s leading multinational corporations, as well as many small and medium-sized companies and a significant number of local authorities and other public sector bodies.