Auditor appointment letter is the letter that specifies that the auditor confirms their appointment. This letter of consent also serves to seal the commitment between both parties and make it legal and binding.
The Company has to send the Letter of Appointment to the Statutory Auditor. Hence, it is mandatory for the Company to record the appointment of the auditor and in the year of incorporation of the company in DMCC, DWC, JAFZA etc. the regulators may ask for the auditor appointment letter to be submitted.
According to the implementing regulations, a DMCC Member i.e., all companies in DMCC has to upload the auditor’s signed and stamped Audited Financial Statements Summary Sheet and the Audited Financial Statements Report via a designated online service request on the member portal within 90 days after the end of each financial year. As per the Approved Auditors Rules (AAR) issued on 12th January 2017, it is the responsibility of each DMCC member company to ensure that their appointed auditor is registered as an Approved Auditor with DMCCA and is listed in the Approved Auditors List (AAL).
For example, if an entity’s financial year ends by December 31, 2020, then that entity must submit its audited financial statements by March 30, 2021. The financial year is decided by the company itself. It will be mentioned in the MoA of the company. An extension of another 3 months may be granted upon the special request of an appointed auditor. However, complete discretion for acceptance or refusal of such request is held with the DMCC.
If you are a new company in DMCC you are supposed to submit an ” Auditor Appointment Letter” to the DMCC in the year of incorporation.
Alya Auditors is an approved DMCC auditor and we are available to meet the mandatory requirements of audit to secure your ongoing trading license.
An audit performed by a non-approved DMCC auditor will not be accepted by the DMCC authorities.
Failure to submit audited financial statements to the DMCC will result in a fine of AED 5,000 and suspension of the DMCC online portal for the entity. Suspension of the DMCC portal means the entity will not be able to communicate with DMCC.
A full set of audited financial statements and an audit summary issued by DMCC approved auditor must be submitted online at the entity’s online DMCC portal before the deadline. Also, officials of the DMCC compliance department may require the entity to submit the original audited financial statements at any time.