Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Independent Auditor’s Report


To,
Statutory Central Auditors,
____________________________Bank,
____________


Report on Financial Statements
1.We have audited the accompanying Financial Statements of __________________ Branch of _____________________ Bank which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2014, Profit and Loss Account for the year then ended, and other explanatory information.

Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements
2.Management of the Branch is responsible for the preparation of these Financial Statements that give true and fair view of the financial position and financial performance of the Branch in accordance with the Banking Regulation Act, complying with Reserve Bank of India Guidelines from time to time. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements that are free from
material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors’ Responsibility
3.Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The Procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statement, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

5.We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our Audit opinion.

Opinion
6.In our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanation given to us, read with the Memorandum of Changes mentioned in paragraph 11 below and our qualifications mentioned in paragraph 12 below, the financial statements 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 Branch as at 31st March, 2014; and
  • in the case of Profit and Loss  Account, of the Profit/Loss for the year ended on that date;
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
7.The Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Account have been drawn up in accordance with Section 29 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949;

8.Subject to the limitations of the audit as indicated in Paragraphs 3 to 5 above and paragraph 10 below, we report that:
  • We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of the audit and have found them to be satisfactory.
  • The transactions of the branch which have come to our notice have been within the powers of the Bank.
9.We further report that:
  • the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss account dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and returns;
  • in our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the branch so far as appears from our examination of those books;
Other Matters

10.No adjustments/provisions have been made in the accounts of the Branch in respect of matters usually dealt with at Head Office, including in respect of:
  • Bonus, ex-gratia, and other similar expenditure and allowances to branch employees;
  • Terminal permissible benefits to eligible employees on their retirement (including additional retirement benefits), Gratuity, Pension, liability for leave encashment benefits and other benefits covered in terms of ‘AS 15 –Employee Benefits’ issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India;
  • Arrears of salary/wages/allowances, if any, payable to staff;
  • Staff welfare contractual obligations;
  • Old unreconciled/unlinked entries at debit under various heads comprising Inter branch/office Adjustments;
  • Interest on overdue/matured term deposits;
  • Depreciation on fixed assets;
  • Auditors’ fees and expenses;
  • Taxation (Current Tax and Deferred Tax);
  • Provision for Advances;
  • Reversal of interest of new Non Performing Accounts.
11.The following is a summary of Memorandum of Changes submitted by us to the branch management.
       

12.Our qualifications forming part of this report are annexed.

For __________________,
Chartered Accountants

(CA. ___________)
Partner
Mem # XXXXX
Place:
Date:

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