Even in successful and very well-managed companies, employees or board members may be suspected of committing criminal offenses. This is all the more true since such offenses can be reported more easily under the Whistleblower Protection Act or the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. In such suspected cases, managers or the supervisory body are obliged to comprehensively investigate the allegation while maintaining the necessary confidentiality. Numerous legal and organisational pitfalls often require the involvement of external consultants. ...read more
Audits: More than Just Checking Items off a List
With accounting, transparency and risk management requirements constantly on the increase, audits become more than just a simple review and determination that your annual financial statements are in order. Management and the supervisory board need the right information to make their decisions, and accurate, meaningful figures are the basis for making sure your company is fit for the future.
Audits can also uncover risks in your own operations and the business environment. This means that your auditor is the perfect sounding board for your company. And he or she is someone who knows your company inside and out. So you and your auditor are right on the same wavelength. Your auditor and the audit team also know your industry and can assist your company on an ongoing basis.
The good news is that RSM Ebner Stolz auditors are able to see the big picture and thus review your company from top to bottom and provide you with a comprehensive overview. Many of us at Ebner Stolz are both auditors and tax advisors. The specialists in our competence centers can give you answers to your toughest questions. They will provide you with understandable solutions to all your concerns.