Can I sign the accountant's report?

Can I sign the accountant's report?

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Good afternoon all

I am employed by an SME, a Scottish registered, Ltd trading co - I'm not a director or shareholder.  The co does not require an audit.

I also have an ACCA practising certificate and carry out accounts/tax ret prep in my spare time for private clients.

Can I sign the accountant's report or is there a conflict of interest or any other issue here to stop me doing so?

Thanks

Conrad

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By User deleted
28th Jun 2011 14:58

There is not a requirement ...

... to have an accountants report.

This obviously feels "wrong" to you or you would not ask!

 

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By conradm
28th Jun 2011 15:59

Ah ha

That's that cleared up then, ta...  another case of finding the answer (through the Companies Act text) having already posted the question on Any Answers.  Numerous searches of various accountancy body websites had failed to turn up the answer - just looking in the wrong place perhaps.

As for it feeling 'wrong'... not at all... I prepare the (squeaky clean) accounts anyway, but a change in the company's circumstances means this is the first year in over a decade that no audit is required and my spideysense picked up a possible fee note opportunity for me...

Thanks for the reply.

 

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By User deleted
28th Jun 2011 16:40

Just think how it would look

if the accounts were used for credit and then it all goes pear shaped. Mud sticks even to the squeaky clean and it would be aggro I could do without.

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By orlando sargent
06th Jul 2011 13:41

Prof indemnity insurance, ethics,

Just a thought!

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By JohnBanfield
07th Jul 2011 06:17

CA2006

 To save time trailing through the 760 pages of the CA2006, I have created a spreadsheet of it by Chapters & sub-headings, which is great for browsing around it, and then if you want the detail under it then just click on the link and it will take you to that section on the OPSI web-site or just refer to your pdf version. If you want it then just email me [email protected].

John

 

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By john cottam
07th Jul 2011 08:56

FEE NOTE OPPORTUNITY?

Am I missing something? You say you are employed by the company and have therefore presumably prepared the accounts as part of that employment, so where does the opportunity for a fee note come into it?

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