We check the figures and monitor the balance sheet.
But we also take a regular look around the workplace.

Audit and assurance

This is the central question for us when carrying out audit and assurance activities. Reliable, transparent and clear information is important in controlling your company, and helps you render account to your shareholders, clients, suppliers, financiers, regulators and other stakeholders. This gives them confidence in their relationship with you. Furthermore, social developments are increasingly driving up demand for non-financial information.

With more than 75 professionals, PKF Wallast has an expert audit practice. We can offer assurance both in relation to the financial statements and in respect of other financial and non-financial accounts. In doing so, we always use a personal approach that is appropriate for your situation.

We believe that reliability is the key condition for valuable information. An organisation that is in control will be able to make the right (strategic) choices. The professionals at PKF Wallast have broad expertise in the area of audit and assurance. They audit your financial statements and perform other assurance engagements. In addition, they provide assistance in all facets of your risk control, ranging from an audit of your IT systems to advice on internal control. Applying a personal approach, we provide you with the assurance you need, geared to your situation.

With more than 75 professionals, PKF Wallast has an expert audit practice. We can offer assurance both in relation to the financial statements and in respect of other financial and non-financial accounts. In doing so, we always use a personal approach that is appropriate for your situation.

We believe that reliability is the key condition for valuable information. An organisation that is in control will be able to make the right (strategic) choices. The professionals at PKF Wallast have broad expertise in the area of audit and assurance. Applying a personal approach, we provide you with the assurance you need, geared to your situation.

PKF Wallast auditors can help you with

Audit of financial statements

Through our audit activities, we add assurance to your financial statements or other financial accounts. We offer the same high standard of quality, regardless of whether the audit is prescribed by law or the articles of association or is voluntary.

Our audit approach is risk-oriented in design and in line with the methodology applied by PKF International, and is supported by state-of-the-art software. During the audit process, we identify the key risks (in consultation with you) in respect of the business activities, processes, financial statements and industry developments. We then use this risk analysis to check whether these risks are controlled internally and, where necessary, carry out additional audit activities. These may concern aspects such as the working of the primary (business) processes, the reliability of the internal reporting process, the structure of the payment process, compliance with laws and regulations and the reliability and continuity of the ICT systems. 

The results of our activities are presented in an audit opinion. We discuss our findings and the potential improvements with you.

We also document these matters in a clearly worded management letter. In addition, we draw up an auditor’s report for the management board and any supervisory body such as a supervisory board, which we will be happy to explain.

Through our audit activities, we add assurance to your financial statements or other financial accounts. We offer the same high standard of quality, regardless of whether the audit is prescribed by law or the articles of association or is voluntary.

Our audit approach is risk-oriented in design and in line with the methodology applied by PKF International, and is supported by state-of-the-art software. During the audit process, we identify the key risks (in consultation with you) in respect of the business activities, processes, financial statements and industry developments. We then use this risk analysis to check whether these risks are controlled internally and, where necessary, carry out additional audit activities.

Review of financial statements

A review of financial accounts is a check for possible material misstatements. On this occasion, we provide a more limited degree of assurance than in the context of an audit engagement. Depending on your situation, a review will give you the necessary assurance at the right price.

The review of your financial statements is also based on a risk-oriented approach. Analyses provide handles for the performance of further activities, including meetings with the persons involved in order to obtain substantiations and explanations.

We present the outcome of our activities in a review report. In addition, we will be happy to discuss our findings and the possibilities for improvement we have identified.

We can also review financial disclosures for consolidation purposes, as well as interim figures.

A review of financial accounts is a check for possible material misstatements. On this occasion, we provide a more limited degree of assurance than in the context of an audit engagement. Depending on your situation, a review will give you the necessary assurance at the right price.

The review of your financial statements is also based on a risk-oriented approach. Analyses provide handles for the performance of further activities, including meetings with the persons involved in order to obtain substantiations and explanations.

International group audit

Organisations that operate internationally face specific risks and opportunities. Differences in legislation and culture complicate the landscape and require a professional approach. The audit of your financial account is therefore a specialist job.

Our international audit practice has much experience with such audits and knows about the complexity you are facing in your day-to-day affairs. This competence enables us to perform our audit activities efficiently and effectively.

As a group auditor, we carry out a full audit of your financial account, thus providing you with a sparring partner who understands your situation. By being critical, we help you stay in control of the organisation and the process.

As the auditor of a business unit, we ensure that the circumstances are comprehensible at local level. Because of our knowledge of the international reporting standards and the standards applicable in other countries, we are clear and transparent in our communication with the parent company and the group auditor.

Organisations that operate internationally face specific risks and opportunities. Differences in legislation and culture complicate the landscape and require a professional approach. The audit of your financial account is therefore a specialist job.

Our international audit practice has much experience with such audits and knows about the complexity you are facing in your day-to-day affairs. This competence enables us to perform our audit activities efficiently and effectively.


IT Audit

IT systems and our audit approach are inextricably linked. This is why our audit team always includes IT auditors and data specialists. During the planning and risk assessment phase, we use process mining techniques in order to obtain insight into your current process flows, so that we can apply our audit approach as efficiently as possible.

René van Ast

Partner Audit, Manager Woerden

René has worked at PKF Wallast since 2012 and specialises in assurance, special engagements and due diligence. His area of expertise also includes organisation set-up and management risk control, and he is a part-time lecturer in Internal Control (Nyenrode University).

If you have any questions about our audit and assurance services, please do not hesitate to contact René van Ast. He will be happy to hold exploratory talks with you in order to find out how we can best support you.

Frederike van der Zande-Brouwer

Manager Audit

Frederike has worked at PKF Wallast since 2015. Frederike is involved in carrying out audit engagements.

Pre-audit services

Sorting out the administrative records and balance sheet file for the purpose of the audit can be a time-consuming and complex task. This task has become increasingly important, now that auditors are making ever higher demands as to the content and quality of the file, which is now often a key condition in agreeing a budget and meeting the deadline.

As a pre-audit service, PKF Wallast will assist you in gathering and supplying the right information. In our own audit practice we have gained knowledge of and extensive experience with the kind of file management required by other audit firms. We will transfer our expertise to your own staff members, whereupon they can apply these skills in relation to future balance sheet files and interim closings. In addition, we will be happy to help you compile the financial statements.

In order to ensure smooth communication, PKF Wallast will take part in the discussion between the external auditor and your organisation. The involvement of PKF Wallast on your side of the table will make it easier to control the budget agreed. This will prevent awkward discussions about contract extras, which you, and often also the auditor, will experience as highly desirable.

As a pre-audit service, PKF Wallast will assist you in gathering and supplying the right information. In our own audit practice we have gained knowledge of and extensive experience with the kind of file management required by other audit firms. We will transfer our expertise to your own staff members, whereupon they can apply these skills in relation to future balance sheet files and interim closings. In addition, we will be happy to help you compile the financial statements.

Advice on internal control

Efficient management and control of your organisation at all levels requires proper internal control.

By clarifying duties and responsibilities, we limit the risks and prevent ambiguities.

As an expert in business processes, PKF Wallast can help you design your internal control structure. Together, we will identify the most practical set-up of your processes and the areas where profits can be achieved. Our multidisciplinary advisors offer you a wide range of solutions.

As an expert in business processes, PKF Wallast can help you design your internal control structure. Together, we will identify the most practical set-up of your processes and the areas where profits can be achieved. Our multidisciplinary advisors offer you a wide range of solutions.

Tailor-made audit plan from PKF Wallast auditors

Would you like to receive advice from the auditors of PKF Wallast? Then please contact us for a no-obligation introductory meeting.


    Amsterdam

    Beechavenue 78-80
    1119 PW Schiphol-Rijk

    Postal adress
    Postbus 74681
    1070 BR Amsterdam

    020 653 18 12

    Amsterdam@pkfwallast.nl

    Delft

    Delftechpark 40
    2628 XH Delft

    Postal adress
    Postbus 332
    2600 AH Delft

    015 261 31 21

    Delft@pkfwallast.nl

    Rotterdam

    Schaardijk 372
    2909 LA Capelle aan den IJssel

    Postal adress
    Postbus 84030
    3009 CA Rotterdam

    010 450 40 20

    Rotterdam@pkfwallast.nl

    Woerden

    Pompmolenlaan 9
    3447 GK Woerden

    Postal adress
    Postbus 533
    3440 AM Woerden

    0348 416 262

    Woerden@pkfwallast.nl

    Alphen aan den Rijn

    Europaplein 10F
    2408 GX Alphen aan den Rijn

    Postal adress
    Postbus 533
    3440 AM Woerden

    0172 748 218

    AlphenaandenRijn@pkfwallast.nl

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