Client - small retail company, 10 staff + 1 director.
We are just finalising the accounts for the company when it has come to light that the sole director has left themselves on furlough (for quite a period of time) whilst the company has been actively trading (a payroll company does payroll/furlough claims). When challenged the director has claimed they have done no work and started quoting Hmrc's basic stat duties only. We just don't accept that the director has done no work - we just don't see how it's possible.
Asides from the issues of SAR and dis-engaging how do we deal with the acccounts that have to be finalised now? As far as we are concerned the grant income from CJRS is in excess of what should have been claimed. If the client refuses to accept there should be a reduction and repayment do we just state we can't sign these off and dis-engage immediately? Has anyone experienced similar?