Independent assurance & reviews
Independent assurance & reviews
Reliable and credible information is high on stakeholders’ agendas, particularly in today’s world where data is widely available. Independent assurance provides confidence in the subject matter of that assurance engagement.
In addition to statutory audits, we perform a wide range of assurance engagements to help you meet regulatory requirements, ensure transparency and enhance stakeholder engagement.
We perform independent assurance engagements which offer expert opinions on different areas of business performance and information. These opinions meet the requirements of international professional standards and enhance credibility and respond to the needs of stakeholders for greater transparency.
Mazars can perform a wide range of assurance reviews, on diverse areas including:
- Internal controls, such as ISAE3402, SOC1 or SOC2, etc;
- Human rights;
- Corporate culture;
- Anti-bribery and corruption;
- Diversity and inclusion;
- Data privacy or security;
- Carbon emissions;
- Non-financial disclosures included in corporate reports in line with local regulatory requirements.
These enable organisations to:
- Meet regulatory requirements;
- Enhance stakeholder engagement through increased transparency, and gain competitive advantage with customers, investors, regulators and other stakeholders;
- Improve external rating scores on ESG and other areas;
- Match transparency expectations set by competition;
- Enhance internal decision-making processes with more accurate and reliable information.
We can work with you to help you identify what level of assurance fits your needs, the expectations of your stakeholders, and the requirements of relevant reporting frameworks.
Audit of grant projects from international agencies or multilateral banks
Mazars has local and international experience in auditing grant resources, loans, technical cooperation, donations and loans from international cooperation agencies and multilateral banks, which has allowed us to form a centralised group of professionals specialised in this type of audits and verifications. Globally, Mazars has a framework contract with the European Union. In Colombia, Mazars is part of the list of eligible firms for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Union, AECID and USAID.
Our tools & solutions
Our teams apply consistent methodologies developed in compliance with international professional standards and follow our firm-wide independence and quality assurance policies, including some widely recognised and award-winning tools developed internally in collaboration with leading organisations. This includes the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Guidance and Assurance Framework, developed in partnership by Mazars and Shift (the leading business and human rights non-profit organisation), which provides companies with a clear direction on how to assess their human rights credentials in line with international standards, helping to strengthen human rights performance and create long-term value for the business.
Our global team of professionals has a combined background in financial reporting and accounting knowledge with expertise in communications, engineering, science and operations. For each assignment we put together bespoke teams including experts from different backgrounds, with strong corporate, financial reporting and accounting knowledge and sustainability topics as well as industry specialists to meet your needs.