The shareholders elect the company’s auditors each year at the AGM. The auditors must be an auditing firm approved by the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The auditors’ term continues until the end of the first AGM that follows the election of the auditors. The auditors’ duties are to ensure that the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the applicable statutes and provide a true and fair view of the company’s financial position and performance and other necessary information for the company’s stakeholders.
As part of their annual audit duties, the auditors of Evli Plc audit the accounts and administration of the separate companies. The internal audit requirements are taken into account in the auditors’ audit plans. Each year, the auditors submit their report to Evli’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The auditors also report the main points of the annual audit plan to the Board of Directors and to the Board’s Risk Management Committee as well as presenting, in connection with each interim report and the financial statements, a written audit report covering the entire Group.
The auditor of the company in 2022 was PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, an auditing firm, with Jukka Paunonen, Authorised Public Accountant, as the principally responsible auditor. In addition, KPMG Oy Ab, an auditing firm, with Tuomas Ilveskoski, as the principally responsible auditor has audited the companies that joined Evli Group when EAB Group Plc merged into Evli in October 2022.
In 2022, the total fees paid to the auditors amounted to EUR 0.5 million. The audit fee was EUR 0.4 million and the non-audit fees amounted to EUR 0.1 million.