Audit and Assurance

The current economic and financial situation has increased the scrutiny of companies’ financial statements than ever before. Investors expect 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 rebuilding investor trust.

Meeting investor expectations begins with the completeness and accuracy of information
contained in a company's financial statements. As result, management or boards have to
respond to situations where the company or group is:

  • A regulated entity and must file audited financial statements
  • A multi-national that needs a consistent, global audit methodology for its financial
    statements.
  • In the process of exploring the feasibility of changing audit firms.
  • Wants the current audit firm to concentrate on providing non-audit services to the
    company and need to engage a new auditor.
  • Concerned that the current auditor does not sufficiently understand the company
    and industry to perform an effective audit.

How can we help you
We provide quality audit services for organisations that require an audit for statutory or regulatory reasons. Our audit and assurance services are not only valued for compliance with professional standards, but also for the relevance to our client’s businesses and the insight it provides to management.
Our approach places particular emphasis on the link between the performance of the business and the financial information reported to stakeholders. We can also address any specific regulatory reporting requirements issued by the various regulators.

Our services include:

  • Compliance with regulations
  • Advice on controls and processing system weaknesses
  • Confirmation of accounting treatments with respect to complex transactions
  • Monitoring of prospective accounting and regulatory changes
  • Special-purpose audit engagements
  • Independent review of externally reported information

Our worldwide audit methodology and MyClient® software facilitate the recording, organising and dissemination of information. Professional staff across the country and around the world are also linked through our Lotus Notes system, allowing us to reach our professionals anywhere around the globe to access their knowledge and share best practices.

In Zambia, we provide audit and assurance services to a large number of public interest entities and large private companies in a wide range of industries or sectors. We are accustomed to working to meet tight reporting deadlines.