Auditors Report on Consolidated Financial Statements under the Companies Act, 2013

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The Auditing
and Assurance Standards Board, under the authority of the Council, has already
issued the illustrative formats of the auditor’s report on standalone financial
statements of a company under the Companies Act 2013 in December 2014. While
reporting on the consolidated financial statements (CFS) of a company under the
Companies Act 2013, the auditors may draw guidance from the aforementioned
formats and suitably reword the same, as required, to meet the circumstances of
audit of CFS. The auditors of CFS, while reporting in respect of the provisions
of, inter alia, section 143(3) and section 143(11) of the Companies Act,
2013 in their report on CFS, are also advised to:


  • consider the observations and comments as given in this regard in
    the auditors’ reports of the component auditors. 
  • include in their report or draw suitable reference to,
    negative/adverse comments, if any, in respect of section 143(3) and
    section 143(11) of the Act relating to a component, as appearing in the
    component auditors’ report.

The auditors of CFS are also advised to
apply concept of materiality and professional judgment as provided in the
Standards on Audit while reporting on the Consolidated Financial Statements.
The following illustrative formats of an auditors’ report on CFS, covering some
of the clauses of section 143(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 (and where the
auditor does not have the responsibility for reporting on internal financial
controls over financial reporting under section 143(3)(i) of the Companies Act,
2013), are being issued herewith just to provide a broad guidance on how such a
report may be prepared. These formats may be applied for the FY 2014-15 and
until further announcement. It is reiterated that the auditors of CFS may
suitably reword/redraft these formats to suit the circumstances of their audit
engagement.

Type of Format
Unmodified opinion on the consolidated
financial statements
(click here to download the format)
This format will be added in the
Appendix to SA 700
Modified opinion on the consolidated
financial statements
(click here to download the format)
This format will be added in the
Appendix to SA 705
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