Independent, quality financial statement audits
An independent audit of financial statements is one of the foundations for the effective operation of the capital markets. Audit quality is vital for maintaining trust in the financial reporting process and the integrity of financial information. Audit teams equipped with a high level of technical skills and empowered with professional scepticism can provide the heart and soul of a good audit. In addition, we believe:
- Audit methodologies must focus on fundamentals and guide good audit judgments
- Technology can provide for effective information gathering, allow for critical data comparisons, and enhance contextual analysis
- Compliance tools help the auditor meet professional and regulatory requirements
- Cultural values should encourage sound judgment and objectivity
KPMG's approach to audit services addresses each of these areas.
A multidisciplinary approach means audit engagement teams include experienced professionals in such areas as forensics, tax, information risk management and valuation, providing them with a broad understanding of an organisation, and enabling teams to focus on key areas of risk, adequacy of internal controls, and potential fraud.
Using KPMG's global training platform, KPMG professionals have access to industry training, technical skill building, and instruction in KPMG's audit methodology.
We believe organisational culture has a significant impact on audit quality. Central to our culture are our values and our code of conduct, which are fundamental to how business is done. We understand and value our role in the capital markets and will continually seek to enhance the perception of our profession by supporting our people, strengthening quality, and affirming the importance of trust and integrity.
For further information about our services or if you would like one of our professionals to contact you, please contact us.