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September 2, 2020

Download Format of Audit Report, CARO and Auditor Appointment Letter for Company

by Mahesh Mara in Corporate Law

Download Format of Audit Report, CARO and Auditor Appointment Letter for Company

Every company shall, at the first annual general meeting, appoint an individual or a firm as an auditor who shall hold office from the conclusion of that meeting till the conclusion of its sixth annual general meeting and thereafter till the conclusion of every sixth meeting. The appointment of auditor shall be made through Auditor appointment letter.

Below is the format of Auditor Appointment letter

On the letter head of the company

 To

Name and address of auditors 

Sub:  Appointment as Statutory Auditors of the Company for the F.Y. 2019-20.

Dear Sir,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as statutory auditor of the company for the Financial Year 2019-20 in the Annual General Meeting of the company on dated ______.

We also confirm that We have not appointed any other auditors for this purpose.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

For «Name of the company»

xxxxx

Name of Authorized Signatory

Designation of Authorized Signatory

Dated:

Place:

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Format of Audit report for Statutory audit of Company

On the letter head of the Auditor

Independent Auditor’s Report

To the Members of «Name of the company»

Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of «Name» (“the Company”), which comprise the balance sheet as at 31st March «YearClos», and the statement of Profit and Loss and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, «YearClos», its profit/loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act, 2013. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Information other than the financial statements and auditors’ report thereon

The Company’s board of directors is responsible for the preparation of the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Board’s Report including Annexures to Board’s Report but does not include the financial statements and our auditor’s report thereon.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.

If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to Note X of the financial statements, which describes the effects of a …………… in the Company’s facilities. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Responsibilities of Management and Those Charged with Governance for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”) with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, management is responsible for assessing the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting process.

Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

• Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Companies Act, 2013, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the company has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of management’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditor’s report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

  1. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 (“the Order”), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013, we give in the ‘Annexure A’, a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.
  • As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:
  1. We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.
  2. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.
  3. The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.
  4. In our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.
  • On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March, «YearClos» taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, «YearClos» from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.
  • With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in ‘Annexure B’.

Or

This report does not include report relating to internal financial controls as required u/s 143(3)(i) pursuant to Notification No. GSR 583(E) dated 13.06.2017 issued by MCA.

  • With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s report in accordance with the requirements of Sec 197(16) of the Act as amended, we report that Section 197 is not applicable to a private company. Hence reporting as per Section 197(16) is not required. (applicable in case of Private Company)

Or

With respect to the matter to be included in the Auditor’s Report under section 197(16), In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the current year is in accordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act. The remuneration paid to any director is not in excess of the limit laid down under section 197 of the Act. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has not prescribed other details under section 197(16) which are required to be commented upon by us. (applicable in case of Public Company).

  • With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:
  • The Company does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financial position.

Or

The Company has disclosed pending litigations and the impact on its financial position – refer note ___________ to the Standalone Financial Statements.

  1. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.
  2. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

For Firm name

Chartered Accountants

FRN: Firm Registration No

Sd/-

Name of Auditor

Designation of Audior

Place:

Date:

Format of CARO report

CARO Report

We report that:

1. Fixed Asset:

  • The company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of its fixed assets.
  • As explained to us, fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals; no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
  • The title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the company.

2. Inventory:

As explained to us, inventories have been physically verified during the year by the management at reasonable intervals. No material discrepancy was noticed on physical verification of stocks by the management as compared to book records.

3. Loans, Guarantee and Advances given:

The company has granted loans to ………parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013

  • The terms and conditions of the grant of such loans are not prejudicial to the company’s interest;
  • The schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated and in such cases the borrowers have been regular in repayment of principal and interest.

or

The terms of arrangement do not stipulate any repayment schedule and the loans are repayable on demand with interest.

  • There are no overdue amounts in respect of the loans granted to the parties listed in the register maintained under section 189 of the Act.

or

Since the term of arrangement do not stipulate any repayment schedule and the loans are repayable on demand, no question of overdue amounts will arise in respect of the loans granted to the parties listed in the register maintained under section 189 of the Act.

or

Amounts are overdue in respect of above loans. The total amount overdue for more than ninety days is……….and reasonable steps have been taken by the company for recovery of the principal and interest.

or

Amounts are overdue is respect of above loans. But there is no amounts overdue for more than ninety days. Reasonable steps have been taken by the company for recovery of the principal and interest.

                                                            OR

According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the books of account, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties listed in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.  Consequently, the provisions of clauses iii (a), (b) and (c)of the order are not applicable to the Company.

4. Loans, Guarantee and Advances to Director of Company:

In respect of loans, investments, guarantees, and security, provisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 have been complied with.

Or

The company has complied with provisions of section 185 & 186 in respect of loans, investments, guarantees, and security except to the extent of:

S.No.Non-compliance of Section 186Remarks, if any
  Name of Company/ PartyAmount InvolvedBalance as at Balance Sheet Date
1.Investment through more than two layers of investment companies   
2.Loan given or guarantee given or security provided or acquisition of securities exceeding the limits without prior approval by means of a special resolution   
3.Loan given at rate of interest lower than prescribed   
4.Any other default   

5. Deposits:

  1. The company has not accepted any deposits from the public covered under sections 73 to 76 of the Companies Act, 2013 except Rs.______ from ________. According to information and explanation provided to us, no order has been passed by Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any court or any other tribunal.

Or

The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public and hence the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2015 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public are not applicable.

6. Maintenance of costing records:

As per information & explanation given by the management, maintenance of cost records has not been specified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013.

7. Deposit of statutory liabilities:

  • According to the records of the company, undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees’ State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service Tax, Goods and Service tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues to the extent applicable, have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us there were no outstanding statutory dues as on 31st March «YearClos» for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except :
Name of the StatueNature of the DuesAmount (Rs. In lakhs)Period for which the amount relatesDue DateDate of PaymentRemarks, if any
       
  • According to the information and explanations given to us, there is no amount payable in respect of income tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax and cess whichever applicable, which have not been deposited on account of any disputes.

Or

According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, goods and service tax, duty on custom, duty of excise, value added tax and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of the StatueNature of the DuesAmount (Rs. In lakhs)Period for which the amount relatesForum where dispute is pending
     

8. Default in repayment of borrowings:

In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank, Government or debenture holders, as applicable to the company.

9. Funds raised and utilisation:

Based on our audit procedures and according to the information given by the management, the money raised by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were obtained.

OR

Based on our audit procedures and according to the information given by the management, the company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) or taken any term loan during the year.

10. Fraud and whistle-blower complaints:

According to the information and explanations given to us, we report that no fraud by the company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

11. Managerial Remuneration:

The company is a private limited company. Hence the provisions of clause (xi) of the order are not applicable to the company.

OR

According to the information and explanations given to us, we report that managerial remuneration has been paid in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act.

12. Nidhi Company:

The company is not a Nidhi Company. Therefore, clause (xii) of the order is not applicable to the company.

OR

The Nidhi Company has complied with the Net Owned Funds to Deposits in the ratio of 1: 20 to meet out the liability and the Nidhi Company is maintaining ten per cent unencumbered term deposits as specified in the Nidhi Rules, 2014 to meet out the liability.

13. Related Party Transactions:

According to the information and explanations given to us, all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of Companies Act, 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the Financial Statements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards.

14. Internat Audit:

The company does not have an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

15. Prefrential allotment:

The company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review.

OR

The company has made preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review and the requirement of section 42 of the Companies Act, 2013 have been complied with and the amount raised have been used for the purposes for which the funds were raised.

16. Non Cash Transactions:

The company has not entered into non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him.

or

Provisions of section 192 of Companies Act, 2013 have been complied with in case of non-cash transactions entered by the company with directors or persons connected with him

17. Cash Losses:

The company has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and  in the immediately preceding financial year

18. Resignation of Statutory Auditors:

There has been no instance of any resignation of the statutory auditors occurred during the year

19. Material uncertainty on meeting liabilities:

No material uncertainty exists as on the date of the audit report that company is capable of meeting its liabilities existing at the date of balance sheet  as and when they fall due within a period of 1 year from the balance sheet date

20. Transfer to fund specified under Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

In respect of other than ongoing projects, the company has not transferred unspent amount to a Fund specified in Schedule VII to the Companies Act within a period of six months of the expiry of the financial year in compliance with second proviso to sub-section (5) of section 135 of the said Act;

21. Registration under RBI act:

The company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

For Firm name

Chartered Accountants

FRN: Firm Registration No

Sd/-

Name of Auditor

Designation of Audior

Place:

Date:

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