MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

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Mandatory requirement of implementing Internal Financial Controls for all Companies

Companies Act, 2013 has introduced a new requirement for listed companies and also all other companies making the Board of Directors (Sec 134), Audit Committee (Sec 177) and Independent Directors (Sch. IV) responsible for laying down internal financial controls (IFC) and to conform on adequacy and operating effectiveness of the framework for IFC.   The revised guidance note issued by the ICAI recently have also extended the requirement of opinion from the external auditors to the consolidated financial statements, thereby emphasizing the focus required on completing the management design and testing across all companies within a group.   These provisions are applicable for the Financial...

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