Your annual audit may sometimes seem like a time-consuming chore that leaves you questioning its value. But with Howard Worth accountants and financial advisers in Nantwich, Northwich and throughout Cheshire, your audit can make a real difference to your business.

Our audits provide an opportunity for you to benefit from a fresh insight, review the health of your business and to plan improvements. We prepare and discuss recommendations after each audit, to help you ensure that savings are maximised or your accounting systems strengthened.

We also carry out audits cost-effectively, with minimal interruption to your business, and wherever possible use the same staff to provide continuity of service and knowledge.

New audit exemption rules introduced in 2012 mean that thousands more smaller companies now have the freedom to choose whether or not to undergo an audit. While some businesses may choose to take advantage of the audit exemption, there are circumstances in which a voluntary audit in the future is likely to be worthwhile investment.

These could include to satisfy lenders when sourcing funding, to demonstrate credibility to shareholders and other stakeholders or to strengthen financial discipline within the business. A voluntary audit could also be useful to interested parties, such as potential purchasers, in the event of an exit from the business.

Whether you work with us on voluntary or statutory audit, we’ll use the audit as an opportunity to help your business do even better, by allowing you to review the key drivers within your business, your financial controls and your management systems.

For more information on how Howard Worth accountants and financial advisers in Nantwich, Northwich and throughout Cheshire can help you, please contact us.