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MoCA mulls 7-year audit firm tenure
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:57:00 GMT
The ministry of corporate affairs may allow companies to retain their audit firms for seven years instead of a maximum consecutive term of five years, as recommended by the parliamentary standing committee on finance in August.
However, individual auditors working on behalf of these firms may not be so lucky. The ministry is likely to cut their term from the currently proposed five years to a maximum of four years.

The changes are meant to make the draft Companies Bill 2009 more industry friendly. Industry bodies such as CII had strongly opposed the move to impose frequent rotation of auditors. The Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the Budget session early next year.
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