The high profile corporate collapses in recent memory and subsequent enhanced regulatory scrutiny have, as expected, placed greater focus and emphasis on the whole area of Audit, Accounting and Financial Reporting. The professionals in this area are charged with being the ones who ensure that a Company reports its results and financial position in accordance with a recognized accounting framework and that they are recorded truly and fairly. Audit professionals are further charged with verifying the reasonableness of management’s representations and reporting to the shareholders.
Professionals in this area are under intense pressure to “get it right”. There is thus a need to stay at the forefront of current knowledge.
In the island of Barbados, the relevant professionals strive to provide the highest level of service and apply an appropriate level of scrutiny. This section on Audit, Accounting and Financial Reporting gives some insight into the requirements in Barbados with respect to these. It specifically covers the following: