Is internal audit compulsory for listed companies?
Listed/unlisted public/private or class of companies required to compulsory appoint the internal auditors under section 138 of the Companies Act, 2013. There was no provision for Internal Audit under the Companies Act, 1956 i.e. appointment of Internal Auditor was not mandatory according to the Companies Act 1956.
Can internal auditor do a tax audit?
Yes a CA can do an internal audit as well as tax audit. Tax audit is required as per Section 44AB of Income Tax Act, 1961 whereas internal audit is not required by any law.
How is an internal audit done?
The internal auditor shall sight and examine sufficient hard-copy or electronic records to verify; evidence of compliance with the management system procedures; and effective implementation of process and internal control.
What are the criteria for an internal audit?
An effective, inclusive internal auditing endeavour should help assure hospital management that
1. An adequate system of internal control exists to assure the safeguarding of assets and the reliability of data produced by the financial information system,
2. Uneconomic operating practices are detected promptly so they can be remedied.
3. Program results and effectiveness levels are of sufficiently high quality to demonstrate managerial competence.
Can internal auditor be an employee of the company?
The Rule states that “the internal auditor may or may not be an employee of the company”.
Which resolution is required for the appointment of an internal auditor?
The appointment of the internal auditor can be done only by means of a resolution passed at the meeting of the Board as specified under rule 8 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014.