Statutory audits

Statutory audits

Client needs

  • Ensure that shareholders and stakeholders have access to reliable and relevant information

Our strengths

  • Experience with IFRSs and listed companies
  • Partners who are members of the professional standards committee and valuation committee of France's Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes (national statutory auditors' association)
  • Majority of team members trained with large audit firms
  • Working methods and staff training based on the recommendations of technical association ATH
  • Experience of working in conjunction with large audit networks on statutory audits
  • Internal competence centres specialising in regulated financial information and valuations
  • Experience working with private equity funds, which approached Finexsi following due diligence assignments
  • Multidisciplinary expertise in other areas (litigation, merger appraisals, etc.) enhancing statutory audit capabilities

Solutions / services

  • Statutory audits for a very broad range of organisations
    a. Middle-market listed companies
    b. Large unlisted international groups
    c. Companies acquired through an LBO
    d. Start-ups
    e. Not-for-profit organisations and foundations

Approach / methodology

  • Continuous monitoring
    a. Ongoing interaction between senior managers and statutory auditors, discussing the organisation’s strategy and development projects
    b. Communication with corporate governance bodies (audit committee, accounts committee)
  • Analysing and understanding the business
    a. Analysis of the organisation's priorities, environment and strategy
    b. Identification of risks inherent in the sector and the specific characteristics of the organisation
    c. Assessment of risk management and internal control
  • Anticipating events likely to affect the organisation in order to discuss with management
    a. Impact on investor relations
    b. Impact on accounting treatment (earnings, balance sheet structure etc.)
  • Making draft recommendations complying with the standards

Sample assignment

  • Finexsi is the statutory auditor for several companies listed in Compartments B and C of the Euronext market and has also been appointed in around 150 assignments across the full range of sectors for companies with between €5 million and €4 billion in sales.

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