WHAT IS A CORPORATE AUDIT?
Audits are an annual check on an organisation’s financial situation. It’s where an independent auditor checks a business’s records to ensure they materially show a true and fair view, taking into account accuracy and risk. And if you’re a large business, you’ll need one. If you have subsidiaries, these separate companies may need audits either by your group auditor or by a separate auditor too.
Large businesses have large corporate audits. And you’re not just looking for any old auditor. You’re looking for an audit partner with the systems, processes and relevant experience to handle your business. Yet, you’re also looking for an auditor who’s flexible, sticks to timelines and who’ll prioritise your audit amongst others. If you’re private equity backed, you might also be looking for an adviser that understands your business and strategy. And having an adviser with expertise in the latest accountancy standards is a necessity.
AUDIT WITH COOPER PARRY
We help large businesses on their annual audits and assurance, tax structuring and returns. Our specialism is working with UK-based and multinational businesses that are privately owned, AIM listed or private equity (PE) backed. And we’re out to change the audit experience. In doing so, we’ve created an audit process like no other focused around collaboration and technology. And unlike other accountants, we aren’t afraid to challenge the way you do things to help you achieve success.
In an audit or advisory capacity, we work with most of the large retailers based in the Midlands. We’re also experts on the latest accountancy standards, process mapping and making businesses more efficient. And to go with this expertise, we have a big team under one roof that makes quick decisions. We don’t have a remote, faceless technical team based in London. Our technical teams sit alongside our audit teams, which means you’ll never have to wait for last-minute queries to be answered elsewhere. We can also flex our team and timelines to what you need.
Retail is a sector we’re particularly passionate about at Cooper Parry, and a good chunk of our clients are in retail, leisure and consumer markets. So much so that we have active relationships with more than a third of large retailers in the Midlands. And while our clients may not quite be the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker, you can count on our experience supporting all your retail peers in between.
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A MORE THAN CREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE BIG 4
You’ll have the expertise of a Big Four accountancy firm but with a more personal experience. Lots of our team have a Big Four background before moving to Cooper Parry (where the grass is much greener!). Our team has depth, we’re big on customer service and our auditors have personality. And it’s this approach that won us Audit Team of the Year 2018 at The British Accountancy Awards.
If you like what you hear, let’s meet for a coffee. We also host regular events on retail, working culture and seminars for Finance Directors, CEOs and senior leaders. We’re always connecting like-minded businesses together and we’d love to see you there.