Stock audit or inventory audit is a term that refers to physical verification of a company or institution’s inventory assets. Every business organization needs to perform an audit once a year to update and ensure that the physical stock and the computed stock match. Stock Audit is also known as Inventory Audit. There are several aspects which needs to be taken care while performing stock audit.
Internal auditing is an objective assurance activity that benefits an organization by providing independent evaluations, advice and insight on governance, risk management and internal control. It also provide management with the tools necessary to attain operational efficiency by identifying problems before they are discovered in an external audit.
Statutory Audit is a type of audit which is mandated by a Law or a Statute to ensure the books of accounts presented to the regulators and public are true and fair. Statutory audit is mandatory if certain criteria are being met by the business. It is performed by qualified Chartered Accountant who is independent of the business.
A taxpayer is required to have a tax audit carried out if the sales, turnover or gross receipts of business exceed INR. 1 crore in the financial year. Internal audit activities are generally focused on three principles areas including, but not limited to, Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, Time Value of Money, and Compliance Review.
GST Audit will apply every year for those GST registered business (GSTIN) having turnover more than INR. 2 crores, by the sale of goods or services in the financial year. Only a Chartered Accountant or a Cost Accountant can perform a GST Audit u/s 35. A person should appoint a GST Auditor at the beginning of the financial year.