Voters and taxpayers expect the elected authorities to manage their budgets in a professional manner, technically competent, supported by an efficient finance controlling and effective supervision based on facts. Therefore, a number of cantonal regulations require professional support for their political controlling bodies in fulfilling their duties according to the stipulations of the cantonal constitutions.
Without interfering in the political monitoring process an interdisciplinary team of auditors, lawyers, VAT tax advisors and real estate experts will be working with you. Our audit approach is based on understanding processes and activities as well as evaluating controls and substantive procedures. We apply a critical but pragmatic approach to our work and never lose sight of the relevant material issues. This will then allow us to confirm to the elected authorities that the financial transactions are properly represented in the financial statements and that the presentation of the financial statements is in accordance with the statutory requirements.
In addition to the audit report our clients receive recommendations with regard to process improvements, information on trends and impending legislative and regulatory changes.
The Public Sector Network of KPMG has extensive experience in auditing associations, public sector organizations, communities, cantonal administrations and federal agencies. Furthermore, we support these institutions in the conversion process while implementing new accounting standards, conducting adjustments to the current legislation and other related issues.