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What is an audit?

Understanding Audits: Ensuring Trust and Transparency

An audit examines and verifies financial records, transactions, processes, or systems independent professionals conduct. The goal of any audit is to provide peace of mind to investors, shareholders, and regulators, that the information provided by the company is accurate and reliable.

Critical Elements of an Audit


Auditors are unbiased third parties with no financial interest in the entity being audited. The unaffiliated relationship is crucial to ensure the integrity of the audit process.

Objective Assessment

Auditors evaluate financial information, internal controls, and business operations objectively, without bias or favoritism.

Ensure Compliance

An auditor assesses whether the entity complies with relevant laws, regulations, and accounting standards.


We examine documents and conduct interviews to support our findings and conclusions.

Types of Audits

Financial Audits

These are the most common audits focusing on an organization's financial statements. We verify if the financial statements are accurate, and compliant with accounting standards.

Internal Audits

Conducted by internal auditors employed by the organization, these audits evaluate internal controls, operational efficiency, and risk management.

External Audits

External auditors are independent professionals an organization hires to review its financial statements. These audits assure external stakeholders.

Compliance Audits

These audits ensure that an organization follows specific laws, regulations, or contractual agreements.

Performance Review

Performance reviews and audits measure the effectiveness of an organization's operations related to achieving their stated goals.

Benefits of an Audit

The Audit Process


Auditors plan the audit, including identifying objectives, risks, and the scope of the audit.


Auditors gather evidence, test controls, and perform substantive testing on financial transactions and accounts.


We provide a detailed report of findings, including material misstatements or compliance issues.


If issues are discovered in the review process, auditors work with the organization to address them and improve operations.

An audit telegraphs to all stakeholders of your intention to maintain trust, transparency, and accountability in your business. They assure stakeholders that financial information is accurate and that organizations operate within legal and regulatory boundaries. Whether you’re a business owner, investor, or regulator, understanding the fundamentals of audits is essential for making informed decisions.