Audit & Assurance

Picture of Emma JonesEmma Jones Head of Audit

Whether you currently have a statutory audit, or you are looking to add credibility, reassurance and governance in your business, an audit can add a huge amount of value to your business.

Audit can be seen by many as a painful but necessary process that nobody enjoys. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, an audit has to meet certain regulatory requirements, but it shouldn’t be a scary and disruptive process to your business.

Audit or Assurance – what’s the difference?

Below the audit threshold and your business doesn’t require a statutory audit, but many business owners want reassurance and peace of mind that all is good in their business. Our assurance service can meet this need by focusing on all or just some areas of your business, whether it’s just your stock system or certain business processes.

Fulfilling your statutory obligation

For many businesses an audit’s a must, there simply isn’t a choice. But it shouldn’t be painful. It’s about seeking a responsible second opinion and a separate view on how your business is operating. It’s not about finding fault but instead, highlighting risk and exposure that helps you moving forward.

Adding credibility & supporting growth

Don’t need an audit? Maybe, you’re looking to enhance financial credibility, or looking to raise funds for growth? Building a history of audited financial statements can increase credibility when you’re sat around the table negotiating a sale or looking for funding.

Need a sense check?

If you’re gearing up for a new contract or have grown rapidly, now might be the time for a quick ‘sense check’. Our systems review, and financial health check will do just that, providing an honest assessment of your current standing and recommendations for change.

Buying a business? Financial Due diligence

Making sure everything stacks up with any potential business acquisition is important. You don’t want any late nasty surprises. Nowadays, just looking at the accounts won’t cut it. We’ll understand why and importantly, what you’re buying and what you want to achieve from the purchase. We’ll look at the target business to make sure it’s the right purchase for you and it’ll achieve your ambitions.

“The Fortus team understand my needs as a business owner. I know that when I get advice, it’s advice I can trust"

Gavin Mortimer PRS Guitars Europe

“Fortus always works collaboratively and tirelessly with us to deliver a quality and robust audit, despite the complexity of our structure and challenging stakeholder demands."

George Idicula Kindred Education

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