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Question ID : 38089

Appointment of internal auditor

Our firm has been appointed as GST auditor by a Company, limited by guarantee, for the FY 2017-18 and we shall submit our resignation after 30.06.2019 I.e. the last of the said audit. Now the said Company also want to appoint us as their internal auditor w.e.f. 01.04.2019. Can we accept the appointment of internal auditor before submitting resignation as GST auditor?

Posted by CA. GHOSH SAMRAT on Apr 10, 2019

Filed Under Companies Act, 2013

Answer ID : 76489

No. As per ICAI council announcement in September, 2018, You cannot accept appointment as internal auditor of the company in which you are GST auditor. You have to submit resignation as GST auditor before accepting the appointment as internal auditor.

Posted by CA. chunauti dholakia on Apr 10, 2019
Answer ID : 76491

Yes you can as you are doing the GST audit for the FY 2017-18 and your are being appointed internal audit for the FY 2019-20.Since the date of filing has get extended that is time line of filing is 30.06.2019.

Posted by CA. JHA SHANKAR KUMAR on Apr 10, 2019