Guidelines for accounting procedures and systems

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Rule 26: Guidelines for accounting procedures and systems

26.1

The SRA may from time to time publish guidelines for accounting procedures and systems to assist you to comply with Parts 1 to 4 of the rules, and you may be required to justify any departure from the guidelines.

Guidance notes

(i)

The current guidelines appear at Appendix 3.

(ii)

The reporting accountant does not carry out a detailed check for compliance, but has a duty to report on any substantial departures from the guidelines discovered whilst carrying out work in preparation of his or her report (see rules 40 and 41.1(e)).