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A statutory audit is a legally required examination of the financial statements of a company to ensure accuracy and compliance with UK accounting standards and regulations.

Statutory audits are crucial for maintaining transparency, enhancing investor confidence, and ensuring corporate governance. They also help in fraud detection and ensure compliance with UK tax laws.

Companies that exceed certain thresholds related to turnover, balance sheet total, or number of employees are usually required to undergo a statutory audit.

The process usually involves planning, gathering evidence, examining financial statements, and issuing an audit report.

The duration can vary but usually takes several weeks to a few months, depending on the complexity of the company’s finances.

Only auditors who are registered and regulated by a recognised supervisory body in the UK can perform a statutory audit.

Auditors are usually appointed by the shareholders of the company, often on the recommendation of the audit committee.

The report provides an auditor’s opinion on whether the financial statements present a true and fair view of the company’s financial position.

The auditor will report the discrepancies and may issue a qualified or adverse opinion, depending on the severity and impact of the discrepancies.

The cost can vary widely depending on the size and complexity of the company but generally ranges from a few thousand to several tens of thousands of pounds.

The Companies Act 2006 and standards set by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) are the primary governing frameworks.

Non-compliance can result in fines, legal action, and a damaged reputation.

The balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement are the primary documents examined.

While the main focus is on financial statements, tax returns may also be reviewed for compliance with tax laws.

While not mandatory for all companies, an audit committee is recommended, especially for larger companies, to oversee the audit process.

Statutory audits are generally conducted annually.

The audit should be initiated soon after the end of the financial year to which the financial statements relate. 

Companies should address any discrepancies or issues raised and implement recommendations made by the auditor.

Small companies that meet certain criteria may be exempt from the statutory audit requirement.

Companies must meet specific conditions outlined in the Companies Act 2006 and file appropriate documents with Companies House to qualify for an exemption.

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The Jack Ross Team has been an absolute delight. Professional, nice and fast during the Audit procedure. Thank you Jack Ross Team. Engaging with the Jack Ross Team for our audit was one of the best decisions we've made this fiscal year. I was particularly impressed with their swift and streamlined audit process. Unlike other firms that drag on for weeks, Jack Ross was able to conclude our audit in record time without cutting corners.

Their professionalism is unparalleled; from initial consultation to final report, every interaction was marked by courtesy, respect, and a deep understanding of our unique business needs.

But what surprised me most was their warmth and friendliness; they made a typically stressful process feel almost enjoyable. It's refreshing to work with a team that combines speed and efficiency with such high levels of customer service.

If you're looking for an audit service that respects your time without compromising on quality, then look no further than Jack Ross Audit.
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Excellent service from the Jack Ross Audit Team. They gave us good advice and completed a very efficient audit. They have a friendly and competent team. I would surely recommend them.

I've always considered auditing a cumbersome process, but my experience with the Jack Ross Audit Team has completely changed my perspective. Their service was impeccable from start to finish. The team not only offered us invaluable advice to streamline our financial systems, but they also executed an extremely efficient audit that was far less intrusive than I've experienced in the past.

What truly sets Jack Ross Audit apart, however, is their team. Each member we interacted with was incredibly competent and genuinely friendly and approachable. They made us feel like a valued client rather than just another case file.

If you're unsure which accounting firm to choose for your audit, I can't recommend Jack Ross Audit highly enough. Their blend of professionalism, efficiency, and genuine care for their clients is rare in the financial world.
Katrien Vanassche
Financial Director
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