A passion for audit is at the heart of the RSM business. By getting to know your business, our enthusiastic audit team will be able to apply our rigorous approach and deep knowledge to your circumstances.
Committed to quality and value
Producing quality audits is of paramount importance, and the key tenets of our approach are:
Understanding your business;
Our rigorous internal quality assurance procedures;
Our outstanding technical and marketplace knowledge; and
An audit should be worth the money you pay for it, and our approach is aimed at delivering this promise.
Committed to clients
The audit marketplace is continuing to change and our stance is, and has always been, to ensure that regulation reform does not adversely affect you. We are committed to finding out what you think and surveying the business community at large.
Tailored audit approach
Our audit approach is founded on detailed risk assessments and corroborated analytical review which involves understanding what makes each individual business tick. We put robust and considered planning at the centre of our process, and involve the client at all stages.
To audit or not to audit?
Not all businesses need an audit but should you avoid auditors at all costs? If you are a growing business, or are considering a sale, a reorganization or flotation to the stock market, an audit could help you ensure you have ‘all your ducks in a row’ in good time and are more appealing to investors.
Alternatively, speak to us about other forms of assurance, including a non-statutory audit, which can help reassure stakeholders that your business is performing, that risks are being mitigated and that you’re complying with legislation. We would be delighted to discuss how we can help.
Financial reporting advisory - IFRS
In our view, letting financial reporting lead the way increases your chance of achieving your objectives. That’s why we want to help you develop a reporting structure that suits your business and sets you on the way to successful transformation.
Bringing together a unique set of skills and expertise, RSM’s financial reporting advisory team can provide you with high-level advice on issues relating to:
- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); and
- Amendments to the local Companies Act.
Through our financial reporting advisory service we can offer you a unique viewpoint. Our powerful tools can help you when you are:
- undergoing corporate restructuring;
- implementing complex accounting rules;
- preparing to list on the stock market; and
- planning a demerger.
By working in partnership with us, you can create a template for change, moving to a new financial reporting structure that best fits your business.
- Examples of the benefits of leading with financial reporting include:
- Sustainable growth
- Accounting policies can have a dramatic effect on growth. Planning and adopting the right accounting standards early can help to achieve the desired earnings objective.
Group reorganisation and restructuring
Rationalising the assets, liabilities and trading structures of different entities can create enormous commercial advantage. Taking a high level approach with the Companies Act and financial reporting as the backbone of your approach ensures a pain-free transition and avoids auditing issues — not to mention higher costs — later on.
IFRS conversion and listing
Taking a strategic approach to IFRS conversion ensures that the business will address the significant accounting issues early and avoid the shocks arising from a conversion project taking place prior to listing.
Acquisitions and disposals
Looking at acquisitions, demergers, disposals and exits from a financial reporting perspective creates a much wider matrix of choices. It also provides a baseline from which directors and businesses owners can make informed decisions about which route to take.
All too often financial reporting and company law issues are the last thing to be considered in a corporate transformation - by which stage they may be difficult or impossible to resolve without unpicking earlier decisions.
Our financial reporting advisory service will assist you in making the best decision for your business.
Forensic audit and investigation
The team you need to get to the truth quickly.
In an increasingly complex business landscape, complicated questions can arise. There is, however, a big difference between suspicion and facts. Finding the truth quickly is imperative. Gathering evidence that withstands scrutiny is essential.
When issues arise, you need forensic accountants who can unravel the puzzle efficiently and document the evidence appropriately, so you can move forward with the necessary information.