Depending on the legal form, there is an obligation in Switzerland to prepare annual financial statements. Under certain conditions (OR 727 ff.), these must be audited for accuracy by an auditor or an auditing expert.
To ensure the legal obligations as well as the financial stability of the company, it is essential to prepare a sound financial statement.
The audit of the annual financial statement is not only an annoying compulsory task but also brings a great benefit:
The preparation of a high quality audit report not only serves to meet the legal requirements, but also increases the confidence of important stakeholders. In particular, investors, banks, customers and the state should be mentioned here, who perceive the audit report as a "seal of approval".
By auditing the annual financial statements, errors that would lead to business and tax risks can be detected early on. A high-quality audit report thus also uncovers potential for improvement and contributes to increasing the efficiency of the company.
Our approach includes making the audit report as transparent and comprehensible as possible, so that it creates significant added value for your company and at the same time complies with legal requirements.
We also attach great importance to a proactive exchange with our client in order to ensure the highest possible quality and efficiency of the audit.
Our auditors can respond individually to your needs. On the one hand, we examine the legally relevant facts so that we can issue a legally correct audit report. On the other hand, we can respond individually to your wishes and specifically examine certain areas:
Checking the plausibility of the value added tax statements
Audit of the internal control system (ICS)
Examination after tortious acts
Examination of other violations of the law (e.g. direct taxes)
In addition to the legally required actions - depending on the type of audit to be performed - our auditors will pay increased attention to the following issues:
Evaluation of the inventory
Valuation of depreciation
Valuation of provisions
Relevant tax issues
Time and material accrual of business transactions
The audit of annual financial statements is not a burdensome duty, but creates great added value for companies when dealing with investors, banks and other stakeholders.
If you want to borrow or already have operating loans, audited financial statements are essential. Banks usually only grant operating loans to audited companies.
The auditor not only audits the finances of a company, but also provides the management with advice. He can support the management with regard to financing issues (capital increase, capital reduction, refinancing, etc.) and ensures that no liability issues arise for the management.
For investors, an audited financial statement represents a significant added value, as they can be sure with a revised financial statement that the figures presented by the management comply with the law and the Articles of Association. An audited report therefore makes it easier to find new investors or to raise new capital at more attractive conditions.
The process of an audit is easy with Findea and does not hinder your daily business.
During a first meeting you and we will get to know your company better. Together we will discuss the special features of your company. Afterwards we will make you an attractive offer. As part of the acceptance of the mandate, we will assist you with the registration in the commercial register of Findea Ltd as auditors.
After you have completed the annual accounts, we will audit them. On the basis of your annual financial statement, we carry out a risk analysis and prepare an audit plan for the audit.
The audit of the annual accounts can (depending on the scope) take place remotely or on your premises.
Subsequently, we evaluate our audits, discuss any comments from our side and prepare the corresponding audit report, which certifies the compliance of your annual accounts with the articles of association and the law.
You can send the audited annual report to investors and banks, be it to raise new capital, build trust or refinance the company at a lower cost.
Findea is specialized in SMEs and start-ups.
For more than 10 years we have been supporting medium-sized companies and start-ups as financial partners, whether as trustees, auditors or tax consultants.
We are aware that SMEs have only a limited budget available for auditing. We have therefore developed a price structure that makes auditing affordable even for smaller companies and is significantly lower than that of the large audit firms.
We have a transparent price structure. Using our digital onboarding process on our homepage, you can easily calculate a quote, request a cost estimate and have your company onboard our application. Audit for your company by specialists at a fixed price.
We employ trustees, auditors, tax consultants and lawyers. In this way, we can always draw on a broad-based expertise and provide our clients with comprehensive advice.
We primarily advise SMEs and start-ups as trustees, auditors or tax consultants and have thus been able to build up a comprehensive wealth of experience in this segment. We know the needs of small and medium-sized companies with regard to fiduciary, tax and legal issues.
Findea has been auditing SMEs in Switzerland for over 10 years. Due to our experience we are able to audit annual financial statements efficiently and thus cost-effectively and to show you optimization potentials in accounting.
We devote ourselves to all sensitive issues such as inventory valuation, depreciation, provisions etc. with special care.