SPECIMEN REPORT

SPECIMEN AUDITOR’S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

The Members of ………………(name of the Company)1
1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of ………………. (name of the company), as at 31st March 20XX, the profit and loss account and also the {cash flow statement}2 for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a
reasonable basis for our opinion.
3. As required the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 20033 issued the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure4 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.
4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:

  • We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;
  •  In our opinion, proper books of account as required law have been kept the company so far as appears from our examination of those books (and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited us. The Branch Auditor’s Report(s) have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with)5;
  •  The balance sheet, profit and loss account and {cash flow statement}6 dealt with this report are in agreement with the books of account (and with the audited returns from the branches)7;

1 Reference may also be made to the Auditing and Assurance Standard (AAS) 28, The Auditor’s Report on Financial Statements, Statement on Qualifications in the Auditor’s Report and the Guidance Note on Section 227(3)(e) and (f) of the Companies Act, 1956, issued the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
2 Wherever applicable.
3 All references made in this Specimen Auditor’s Report to Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 should be construed as being to the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 as amended Companies (Auditor’s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004.
4 Alternatively, instead of giving the comments on Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 in an Annexure, the comments may be contained in the body of the main report.

5. In our opinion, the balance sheet, profit and loss account and {cash flow statement}8 dealt with this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;
6. On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on 31st March 20XX and taken on record the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 20XX from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;
7. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

  •  in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the company as at 31st March 20XX;
  •  in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit/loss9 for the year ended on that date; and
  •  {in the case of the cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.}10

For ABC and Co.
Chartered Accountants
Signature
(Name of the Member Signing the Audit Report)
(Designation)11
Membership Number
Place of Signature
Date

Re:…………………Limited
Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date,
1.

  •  The company has maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
  •  All the assets have not been physically verified the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
  •  During the year, the company has disposed off a substantial part of the plant and machinery. According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the sale of the said part of plant and machinery has not affected the going concern status of the company.

2.

  • The inventory has been physically verified during the year the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.
  • The procedures of physical verification of inventories followed the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the company and the nature of its business.
  •  The company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3.

  •  The company has granted loan to two companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved during the year was Rs.20 crores and the year-end balance of loans granted to such parties was Rs. 20 crores.
  •  In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of the company.
  • The parties have repaid the principal amounts as stipulated and have also been regular in the payment of interest to the company.
  •  There is no overdue amount in excess of Rs. 1 lakh in respect of loans granted to companies, firms or other parties listed in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.
  • The company had taken loan from five companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved during the year was Rs.50 crores and the year-end balance of loans taken from such parties was Rs. NIL.
  •  In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions on which loans have been taken from companies, firms or other parties listed in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of
    the company.
  •  The company is regular in repaying the principal amounts as stipulated and has been regular in the payment of interest.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there exists an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal control system of the company.

5.

  •  According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the particulars of all contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.
  •  In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees five lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.
  •  In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has complied with the provisions of sections 58A and 58AA and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 1975 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. No order has been passed the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.

6. In our opinion, the company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

7. We have broadly reviewed the books of account relating to materials, labour and other items of cost maintained the company pursuant to the Rules made the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209 (1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956 and we are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.
8.

  •  The company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education protection fund, employees’ state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, custom duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues applicable to it. Further, since the Central Government has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise of the company in depositing the same.
  •  According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty and excise duty were in arrears, as at………… for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.  According to the information and explanation given to us, there are no dues of income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty and excise duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

9. In our opinion, the accumulated losses of the company are not more than fifty percent of its net worth. Further, the company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered our audit and the immediately preceding financial year.

10. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.
11. We are of the opinion that the company has maintained adequate records where the company has granted loans and advances on the basis of security way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.
12. In our opinion, the company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.
13. In our opinion, the company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 are not applicable to the company.
14. In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the company has given guarantees for loans taken others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the company.
15. In our opinion, the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.
16. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that the no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.
17. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. In our opinion, the price at which shares have been issued is not prejudicial to the interest of the company.
18. According to the information and explanations given to us, during the period covered our audit report, the company had issued 1,00,000 debentures of Rs. 100 each. The company has created security in respect of debentures issued.
19. We have verified the end use of money raised public issues from the draft prospectus filed with SEBI, the offer document and as disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.
20. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For ABC and Co.,
Chartered Accountants
Signature
(Name of the Member Signing the Audit Report)
(Designation)12
Membership Number
Place of Signature
Date

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