Audit

In a competitive profession like auditing, we’re ever aware that price is a major factor. But, we also believe your audit should be more than just about placing ticks in boxes to satisfy regulators. We undertake to add value to your audit wherever we can. It’s an approach we’ve employed for decades which evolved from our ‘attention to detail’ credo. It enables us to help protect our clients’ interests while remaining ethically independent in an increasingly more regulated environment.

Good people make all the difference! It’s a fact that productive relationships grow from clear communication based on honesty and empathy. Our proven method to recruit talented people with communications skills and common sense as well as technical ability has been our recipe for success. From the time they join us, our trainees are mentored through a wider range of business processes than many other firms are prepared to invest in.

Such nurturing provides our staff with an uncommonly high level of business savvy; enabling them to pick up on any ‘issues in your business not covered by a statutory audit.

Familiarity breeds: consistencySubject to rotation and secondments, our policy is to keep the same people on your audit year after year. That way your team develops an understanding of your business, making them more likely to uncover irregularities related to

  • human error
  • control weaknesses
  • the possibility of fraud
  • over charging
  • inappropriate reporting
  • inefficient systems

You will always be allocated a Partner within the firm to manage your requirements. The relationship Partner is responsible for educating staff on your audit about the unique characteristics of your business. This proves considerably more effective than dealing with Partners from separate departments, and you benefit from a relationship that stimulates productive insight due to a deeper understanding of your business.

Whatever your size, wherever you areMazars' audit division provides audit services to all manner of organisations ranging from large listed companies to owner-managed businesses. Our expertise covers most sectors, from small trading companies, right through to highly regulated industries like pension funds and medical aid providers.

We also sharpen our competitive edge with regular checks on productive hours and client satisfaction surveys that teach us how to improve our services from your comments and opinions.
A global reachWhen your audit requirements extend beyond national borders we provide an integrated service that deploys cross-border teams under a single Managing Partner. That way you get the same distinctive level of service, with local knowledge - however far your operations extend.
Common senseIsn't it worth choosing not only the most cost-effective auditing firm, but one that adds value to your business with lateral thinking and a commercial insight that actually works for you?

JSE AccreditationMazars is accredited with the JSE Limited to perform statutory audit and review services for listed companies. We are also accredited to act as the Reporting Accountant for listed companies. As part of this accreditation, individual partners within the firm are accredited as Reporting Accountant Specialists. In addition, Mazars has two internal IFRS advisors, Suzanna de Jager and Justine Combrink, who specialise in International Financial Reporting Standards.

External Audit

An audit, though conducted as a legal requirement, represents possibly the most rigorous scrutiny your company undergoes and, is an opportunity to learn more about your business.

An audit, though conducted as a legal requirement, represents possibly the most rigorous scrutiny your company undergoes and, is an opportunity to learn more about your business.

Internal Audit

Uncertainties created by economic downturns, corporate failure, organisational restructuring and regulatory changes have all added to the responsibilities of Board Directors, with Non-Executives and Audit Committee members seeing expectations of their roles increase more than most. The assurance provided by a professional internal audit function is therefore more valuable than ever.

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