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Empanelment of Chartered Accountant firm for concurrent audit assignment of Andhra Bank – Terms and conditions
1Andhra bank invites applications from practicing Firms of Chartered Accountants, who are willing to have their Firm empanelled as Concurrent auditor of the bank.
2Applicant should be a partnership firm with minimum two partners as FCAs / Proprietory concerns ( Proprietor should be an FCA) with minimum standing of 5 years. Preference shall be given to partnership firm
3The audit Firm having CISA/ DISA qualified partners/ Proprietors would have preference.
4The Firms will be selected from the RBI panel as per gradation suggested for branch Statutory Auditor appointment
5Period of the assignment is from April 2014 to March 2015 and the last date for submission of application is 20.03.2014.
6The concurrent audit is to be carried out as per the guidelines issued by ICAI /RBI /GOI and our bank from time to time.
7The Audit Firm should undertake that they will not subcontract the audit assignment
8The firm should have necessary office set up and adequate personnel to ensure proper deployment and timely completion of the assignment.
9While accepting the assignment, the firm should execute undertaking of fidelity and secrecy on its letterhead in the format prescribed by the Bank.
10A declaration to be furnished by the firm that credit facilities availed by the firm or the partners or firms in which they are partners or directors including any facility availed by a third party for which the firm or its partners are guarantors are not turned or are existing as nonperforming assets as per the prudential norms of RBI. In case the declaration is found incorrect , the assignment would get terminated besides the firm being liable for any action as per ICAI/ RBI guidelines.
11The Firm/ any partner of the Firm should not be statutory auditors of our bank for the year 2013-14.
12The Firm/any partners should not have any disciplinary matters pending with ICAI/ RBI and they should not have suffered any disqualification including Section 226 of the Companies Act.
13The audit Firm provisionally selected only, will be intimated. No individual intimation will be sent to others.
14A qualified chartered accountant has to visit the Branch at least twice a week to supervise the audit work. The Audit Firm is required to conduct the audit work for a minimum of 21 working days in a month.
15Bank reserves the right to terminate the assignment by giving one month’s notice in writing if it is found that the quality of the audit is not satisfactory. In case the auditors choose to resign, one-month prior notice should be given to the Branch/Zonal Office/ Head Office and in such a case the assignment will get terminated only after the Head Office issues communication accepting the resignation.
16Concurrent Audit also includes short inspection. Short inspections are to be conducted as per the directions of Zonal Office and the report should be submitted to the concerned Zonal Office.
17Concurrent auditors are required to carry out Limited review of accounts for all specified quarters
18Verification of Forex Transactions: (applicable to all “B” category branches)

a. Concurrent auditors will have to carry out 100% verification of bills of entry in respect of import transactions and submit a separate certificate on quarterly basis.

b. EDI copy of shipping form along with SDF have to be verified for ensuring that Short realization or Non Realizations allowed if any are within the powers delegated to them or duly approved by RBI.

c. Concurrent auditors have to verify export bills written off during the month and certify that the branch has recovered export incentives availed by the exporter as per RBI guidelines, while writing off the unrealized export bills.

d. This report is to be sent to Investment and International Banking Department, Mumbai. Copy of the covering letter to be sent to Inspection and Audit Department, Head Office. .
19Concurrent audit has to be carried out on a daily basis covering transactions of all the working days of the calendar month as per Risk Based concurrent audit. Reporting however will be on monthly basis.
20Concurrent audit extends to Extension Counters attached to the branch and all other areas of branch operations without exception including ATMs attached to the branch / Forex business etc. You may also report on any other relevant aspects, which you may come across during the course of the Audit without restricting yourself to Structured Format of reporting.
21The fee for concurrent Audit ranges from Rs. 13,000 to Rs. 26,000 p.m based on size of business of the branches. In addition to the monthly fees, the following additional payments are also payable

• Rs. 500 for every Extension Counter attached to the Branch per month.

• Rs. 500 per fortnight for all Forex Category A & B Branches as per format for issuing fortnightly certificates

• 10% of quarterly fee is given for certification of quarterly accounts

• Service Tax payable is extra and TDS will be deducted at source.

• One qualified Charted Accountant is eligible for TA & DA for conducting outstation unit inspections /stock audits/short inspections and for attending joint meetingss
   convened by Zonal offices as per eligibility of concerned Branch Managers.

• For conducting short inspection, a fee of Rs.1500/- per borrowal account for the number of accounts in excess of 10. 
22The concurrent auditor has to submit the report by 10 th of succeeding month. Penalty by way of deduction of fee by 10% would be imposed, if the report is not submitted by 20 th of the succeeding month.
23The Auditor/Audit firm will be responsible for not reporting serious irregularities/discrepancies/frauds/gross negligence/ malafide intention (With or without financial loss). Further Bank reserves the right to terminate the audit assignment besides notifying such deficiencies and in competencies to the Council of ICAI / RBI/ IBA.
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