AUDIT & ASSURANCE
Whilst audits are a statutory requirement in many of the jurisdictions in which we operate, in others they are not. We find many clients still request audits in those locations for a variety of reasons, such as to ensure that their affairs are correctly managed. Those clients often find that the local management’s knowledge of, and involvement in, the audit process often engenders stronger corporate governance and re-emphasises the importance of the entity’s controls. Where the expense of a full financial statement or systems audit cannot be readily justified, we also regularly undertake limited scope procedures focused on those areas of higher risk which we and our clients identify as benefiting from enhanced external scrutiny.
Rawlinson & Hunter has extensive experience of providing audit and assurance services to a wide range of companies and groups from many industries. Our clients range from start-up businesses to large listed international groups operating in sectors as diverse as entertainment, media, the arts, fund management, fashion and property investment.
Many would argue that an audit has its limitations and provides little real value prospectively. At Rawlinson & Hunter, we adopt a different approach and do not treat the audit merely as a statutory obligation. We strive to understand the way in which the business works and to help identify ways to improve it, with the aim of delivering some added value to the shareholders. We try to involve our client in the audit process and, like all of our services, our audits are partner-led, ensuring our clients benefit from our extensive business advisory experience.
The audit and assurance services which we provide can therefore deliver demonstrable insights and real cash savings to our clients. The recommendations which we make enable decision makers to take confident, informed decisions about their business, reduce risk and take advantage of any opportunities.
Audit work in most jurisdictions is a regulated activity and can only be carried out by certain firms within the Rawlinson & Hunter International grouping of firms. Refer to Legal for further information regarding Rawlinson & Hunter International.