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Assurance & Audit

Cardell Accountants take the health and wellbeing of our people, clients and the broader community seriously.

With the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented procedures that meet the Australian Government COVID-19 guidelines and our firm has taken steps to minimise the risk of infection.

Effective from Monday 16 March 2020, all face to face appointments were cancelled for the foreseeable future, including visits to client premises. 

Alternative arrangements have been made, including:

• Sending information via email or dropbox
• Conducting the interview via a phone call
• Rescheduling of appointments for at least 3 weeks in the future  
• Another suitable arrangement that does not involve a face to face meeting

A sign has been placed on the front door advising visitors to contact reception via phone to make alternative arrangements. 

If files are to be dropped off, this is to be done as swiftly as possible with no close personal contact (by prior arrangement only).

Cardell Accountants will continue to support our clients during this uncertain time, using wherever possible, electronic means of communication.

We are meeting regularly to discuss any updates or changes as they occur, and we will adapt our approach accordingly as necessary.

Independence, professionalism and efficiency are integral parts of the Cardell Assurance & Audit process.

Our assurance and audit services offer you an independent and professional overview of your operations.

Australian Auditing standards require our team to have a deep knowledge of your business, the regulatory and economic environment in which it operates, its control processes and associated systems.

Proactivity on our part will ensure that your business benefits from the assurance and audit process in productivity, profitability and reduced risk.

As an authorised audit company comprising Registered Company Auditors, our services include:

  • External audits or reviews undertaken in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards as required by the following legislation:​
    • Corporations Act 2001​
    • Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act 2012
    • Incorporated Association Reform Act (Vic) 2012
    • Co-operatives National Law Application Act 2013
    • Other specific legislation
  • Other assurance services:
    • Trust account audits including solicitors, real estate agents and accountants
    • Public and private ancillary funds
    • Acquittal audits
    • Internal audits
    • Payroll audits
    • Investigations
    • Risk management reviews
    • Compliance reviews
    • Internal reporting reviews
  • Preparation of financial reports, including advice regarding application of Australian Accounting Standards

Our client profile includes both for-profit and not-for-profit entities comprising:

  • Large Pty Ltd companies
  • Reporting small Pty Ltd companies
  • AFSL (Australian Financial Services Licence) holders
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Co-operatives
  • Incorporated associations
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Trust account holders, including solicitors, real estate agents and accountants
  • Public and private ancillary funds
  • Any other entity with the need for an audit or review