Statutory Audit is Audit of Books of Accounts according to requirements of any Statute to ensure true and fair view of the accounts as well as compliance with any special requirements of the statute under which audit is undertaken.
In simple terms statutory audit in India is equated with Audit under the Companies Act. Every company incorporated under the companies act is required to get its accounts audited by a Chartered Accountant in Practice to ensure true and fair view of the accounts. Further, the auditor has to ensure compliance with various provisions of the Companies Act. Statutory Audit ensures reliability of annual accounts of the company for various consumers of Accounts of the Company like government, shareholders, debtors, creditors, bankers etc.
The term statutory is used to denote the audit is required by statute. A statute is a law or regulation enacted by the legislative branch of the organization’s associated government. Statutes can be enacted at multiple levels, including federal, state or other municipality. In business, statute can also refer to any rule set forth by the organization’s leadership team.
Our statutory audit department is geared to conduct audit under any applicable statute along with complying with various global standards to ensure useability of audited accounts for most of the interested parties like financial institutions, shareholders, directors, investors, government, bank and general public at large.