Auditor Forms

Appoint new auditors for your company, or remove your existing auditors from office, with these ready-to-use Auditor Forms.


What is an auditor?

An auditor is a public officer charged by law with the duty of auditing and verifying the expenditure of public funds, or an accountant who performs a similar function for private parties.

What is an audit?

An audit is an unbiased examination and evaluation of the financial statements of an organization, typically performed by an outside accountant or accounting firm. The term "audit" also means an examination of a taxpayer's return or other transactions by the federal taxing authority.

Do I have to have my company's books audited each year?

In Canada, the United States and the UK, there are exemptions that exempt many private limited companies from having to have their annual financial statements audited. However, if the number of shareholders exceeds a certain number or if the company's revenues are above a certain threshold, the company may be required to produce audited financials. If the shares are traded publicly, an audit is required.

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Canada Audit Confirmation Letter

Each year, Canadian lawyers receive requests from the auditors of their corporate clients to provide information before they can audit the company's financial statements. This Audit Confirmation Letter covers all of the information generally requested by the auditors:

  • confirmation that the law firm is the solicitor of record for the corporation,
  • details of any claims against the corporation which the lawyers have been retained to handle,
  • any outstanding accounts owed by the company to the law firm,
  • any amounts held in trust on behalf of the company.

The Canada Audit Confirmation Letter is in accordance with the Joint Policy Statement of the Canadian Bar Association and the CICA Auditing Standards Committee. Download the customizable template today.


Canada Corporate Representations to Auditors

Before your corporation's auditors can prepare your financial statements, they require the corporation to make certain representations and acknowledgements with respect to the financial records. This downloadable template for Canada includes:

  • An acknowledgement by the corporate client that they are responsible for implementing and following a system of accounting controls that reduces the possibility of fraud, errors and irregularities.
  • A representation that the financial statements present fairly the company's financial position in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAPP).
  • A representation that the company has provided the auditors with all the relevant financial and corporate information.
  • A representation that there have been no irregularities which might adversely affect the financials, and that the company has not violated any laws or regulations requiring disclosure in the financials.
  • Representations regarding the corporation's assets and liabilities.

You can tailor this 3-page template for your company's specific and unique needs, and use it from year to year - no additional fees! Download yours now.


Canada Directors Resolutions Forming Audit Committee

Pass resolutions to form an audit committee with these template Directors' Resolutions for a Canadian corporation, which cover the following matters:

  • appointing the members of the audit committee,
  • determining how and when the committee will meet,
  • setting out how the audit committee will carry out its duties and report to the Board.
These template resolutions can be used anywhere in Canada. To get your copy, add it to your cart and check out - then download the form for signature by the Board of Directors.

Canada Minutes of Audit Committee Meeting

Canadian corporations who have appointed an audit committee can use this downloadable template to prepare minutes of each committee meeting. The template covers:

  • Appointment of chairman and secretary for the meeting.
  • Waiver of notice and establishment of quorum.
  • Review of the corporation's financial statements.
  • Termination of meeting.

The Canada Minutes of Audit Committee Meeting template is fully editable to meet your needs. Buy and download it now.


Canada Notices for Appointing and Removing Auditors

Prepare Notices for appointing and removing the auditors of a Canadian business corporation with this package of forms which contains:

  1. Notice Appointing Auditor, which must be given by the corporation to the accountant(s) being appointed as the company's auditor for the ensuing fiscal year.
  2. Notice Removing Auditor, which must be given by the corporation to its current auditors informing them that they are being removed from their appointment as the company's auditor.

Auditors are appointed each year. You can re-use these Canada Notices for Appointing and Removing Auditors as often as necessary. Get your copy now.


Canada Shareholders Resolution to Remove Auditor

Authorize the removal of a Canadian corporation's auditor with this template Special Resolution of the Shareholders.

  • The shareholders resolve to remove the current auditor from office.
  • A replacement auditor is appointed to serve until the next annual meeting.
  • The resolution must be signed by all of the shareholders, including those who do not hold voting shares.

Under Canadian corporate law, the shareholders have the power to remove the auditors. If your company is changing auditors you need this Special Shareholders Resolution form for Canada. Get yours now.