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Audit services

Business is not physics, when you are a genius at the age of 26. Making clever decisions requires experience. Knowledge is not enough.

- Ted Levitt

The company has a great experience in audit of organizations of all types of property in different spheres of economy.

Flexible and individual approach to every customer, focus on long-term partnership, strict keeping to the agreed terms of provision of services, and timely delivery of documents to the customer are indisputable advantages of “Audit Company Z.I.V”.

Audit Department, on the basis of many years’ experience of work, expertise in Russian and international standards and requirements of law, now offers the following services:

Mandatory audit

Annual audit is mandatory according to legislation of the RF for a number of organizations on the basis of Federal Statute No 307-FZ dated 30.12.2008 “On audit activity”.

The result of mandatory audit is Auditor’s Opinion, an official document executed for users of accounting statement, which contains the audit company’s opinion expressed in the established form, concerning reliability of accounting (financial) statements of the audited entity.

Voluntary audit

Voluntary (initiative) audit is conducted upon the head’s or the owner’s wish. This kind of audit is an effective method to get reliable data on financial and economic activity of audited organization, including correctness of book-keeping and compliance with existing standards of tax legislation of the RF. It allows verifying information on the organization which has essential importance and affects financial safety of the company.

Review audit (Express audit)

Express-audit allows assessing status of book-keeping and tax accounting, quality of document circulation in the company, and preparing recommendations for reduction of possible risks in the company’s activity.

Our services go beyond preparation of Auditor’s Opinion:

  • We take into consideration all peculiarities and wishes of the customer when conducting the audit;
  • After mandatory audit the customer receives a detailed report with recommendations for elimination of possible violations;
  • Recommendations set forth in auditor’s reports are based on competent opinion of our specialists, and their advice will allow you:
    • drawing-up a forecast of further development of the customer’s organization;
    • planning cash flows;
    • improving internal control system;
    • reducing information risk.

Auditor’s opinions can be presented in Russian and in English.

Our specialists are ready to answer any accompanying questions concerning accounting and tax statements.

International audit

Performance of audits and drawing up of statements according to International Audit and Accounting Standards includes:

  • Establishment and keeping records according to the IFRS;
  • Transformation and preparation of financial reporting in compliance with the requirements of IFRS;
  • Check of statements presented to foreign owner in compliance with international audit standards.
Personnel audit

There is a set of measures aimed at verification of correctness of documenting and keeping the personnel records, as well as other documents of organization from the point of view of their compliance with standards of existing legislation.

Personnel audit includes the following procedures:

  • Check of presence of all necessary documents in the company required by labor legislation.
  • Compliance of documents execution with established requirements.
  • Check of internal regulations presented for audit.
  • Check of performance of all procedures connected with personnel, provided by legislation.
  • Compliance of documentation with the requirements of archive laws.
  • References to clauses of regulations against which violations were revealed.
  • Assessment of risk of labor disputes and consequences of labor inspection on the basis of revealed violations.
Audit of grants of the European Commission

Provision of services of audit of spending funds under contracts for provision of grants by the European Commission.

Since 2002, “ZIV” JSC was engaged as an auditor in the programmes:

  • Sixth Framework Programme (FP6);
  • Seventh Framework Programme (FP7);
  • Cross-Border Cooperation Programme in the framework of the European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument 2007-2013.
Services in the sphere of taxation and accounting;
Preparation of documentation on controlled transactions with the purpose of performance of tax control;
Development and implementation of financial models in the framework of the public-private partnership under governmental contracts of Saint Petersburg;
Services of preparation of investment projects for concluding of investment agreements with the Leningrad Region Government;
Services of financial advisor for preparation of feasibility study of concession agreements of Leningrad Region;
Services of tax advisor under the contract with the Committee for Investments of Saint Petersburg;

Professional responsibility of Audit Company “Z.I.V” is insured by OJSC “Alpha-Strakhovanie”.