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Stock Audit Services in India 

Taxrobo Stock Audit Services in India cater to businesses of all sizes, including chain businesses with multiple locations. With our specialized expertise in chain business audits, we offer comprehensive inventory management solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of multi-location operations. From accurate stock verification to ensuring compliance and optimizing inventory control, our audit services are designed to enhance efficiency and financial transparency across your chain business.

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Stock Audit 

Stock audit, also known as inventory audit or physical stock verification, is a comprehensive examination and verification of a company's physical inventory. It involves comparing the actual physical stock on hand with the stock recorded in the company's books or inventory records. The primary objective of a stock audit is to ensure the accuracy of inventory records, identify discrepancies, assess the effectiveness of internal controls, and mitigate the risk of inventory shrinkage, theft, or mismanagement.

    Why Choose Taxrobo for Stock Audit

1.Physical Stock Verification: The auditor conducts a physical count of all inventory items across various locations, warehouses, or stores to verify their existence and accuracy.

2.Identification of Stock Discrepancies: Discrepancies between the physical count and the recorded stock levels are identified and investigated to determine the root causes, such as errors in recording, theft, or damaged goods.

3.Verification of Valuation: The auditor verifies the valuation of inventory items to ensure compliance with accounting standards and assesses the accuracy of costing methods used, such as FIFO (First-In, First-Out) or LIFO (Last-In, First-Out).

4.Assessment of Internal Controls: Internal controls related to inventory management, such as segregation of duties, access controls, and inventory reconciliation procedures, are evaluated to assess their effectiveness in preventing and detecting errors or irregularities.

5.Review of Documentation: The auditor reviews documentation related to inventory transactions, such as purchase orders, sales invoices, shipping documents, and stock records, to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

6.Identification of Obsolete or Non-Moving Inventory: Obsolete or slow-moving inventory items are identified and evaluated to determine their impact on financial performance and recommend appropriate inventory management strategies, such as liquidation or markdowns.

7.Recommendations for Improvement: Based on the findings of the audit, the auditor provides recommendations for improving inventory management practices, strengthening internal controls, and enhancing the accuracy and reliability of inventory records. 

Methodology and Technology Adoption by Tax Robo

Sampling Techniques:

Sampling techniques are used to select a representative sample of inventory items for physical counting and verification. Random sampling, stratified sampling, and systematic sampling are common methods used to ensure the sample is statistically valid and provides reliable insights into the overall inventory accuracy.

Barcoding and RFID Technology:

Barcoding and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are used to track and trace inventory items throughout the supply chain. Barcodes and RFID tags are attached to each inventory item, enabling real-time identification, counting, and verification of inventory during the audit process.

Cloud-Based Inventory Management Systems:

Cloud-based inventory management systems centralize inventory data, streamline inventory tracking, and provide real-time access to inventory information from any location.

Risk-Based Approach:

Adopting a risk-based approach involves identifying and prioritizing inventory risks based on their potential impact on financial statements and operational processes.

 Stock Audit Reporting

  1. Executive Summary: The report begins with an executive summary that highlights key findings, including inventory discrepancies, compliance issues, and recommendations for improvement.

  2. Audit Scope and Objectives: The report outlines the scope and objectives of the audit, including the inventory locations audited, audit methodologies employed, and the timeframe covered.

  3. Inventory Counting Process: Details of the inventory counting process are provided, including the methods used, sampling techniques, and any challenges encountered during the audit.

  4. Findings and Observations: The report presents findings and observations from the audit, including discrepancies between physical counts and recorded stock levels, instances of stockouts, damaged or obsolete inventory, and non-compliance with inventory management policies and procedures.

  5. Root Cause Analysis: A root cause analysis is conducted to identify the underlying reasons for inventory discrepancies and operational inefficiencies. Factors such as inaccurate record-keeping, inadequate internal controls, and human error may be identified as contributing factors.

  6. Recommendations: Based on the findings of the audit, recommendations are provided to address identified issues and improve inventory management practices. Recommendations may include enhancing internal controls, implementing inventory tracking systems, conducting regular stock reconciliations, and providing staff training.

  7. Action Plan: An action plan is developed to implement the recommendations and address the identified issues. The action plan includes timelines, responsible parties, and monitoring mechanisms to ensure timely and effective implementation.

  8. Conclusion: The report concludes with a summary of the audit findings, recommendations, and the expected impact on inventory management practices and financial performance.

Problems Solved by Taxrobo

  1. Inventory Discrepancies: Stock auditors identify discrepancies between physical counts and recorded stock levels, helping organizations identify instances of theft, fraud, or mismanagement.

  2. Compliance Issues: Stock auditors ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies governing inventory management, mitigating the risk of non-compliance penalties and reputational damage.

  3. Operational Inefficiencies: Stock auditors identify operational inefficiencies in inventory management practices, such as overstocking, stockouts, and obsolete inventory, enabling organizations to optimize inventory levels and reduce carrying costs.

  4. Internal Control Weaknesses: Stock auditors assess the effectiveness of internal controls related to inventory management, identifying weaknesses and recommending controls to prevent errors, fraud, and inventory shrinkage.

  5. Financial Reporting Accuracy: By ensuring the accuracy of inventory records, stock auditors contribute to the reliability of financial statements, providing stakeholders with confidence in the organization's financial reporting.

  6. Risk Mitigation: Stock auditors assess inventory-related risks, such as theft, damage, and obsolescence, and recommend measures to mitigate these risks, safeguarding the organization's assets and financial integrity.

How it Works 

Stage 1

You fill out the inquiry form.

The client relations team calls or emails you.

Stage 2

Understanding of requirements.
Ballpark estimate (if possible).
Proposal (if required).
Approval to go ahead.

Stage 3

Confirm pricing
Contracting & SLA sign-off

Stage 4  

Resource deployment & training Project kick-off meeting

Stage 5

Project execution & management

On-going reporting & feedback

Stage 6

Work delivery to the client

Client feedback and review

Compliances of Statutes

  • TDS Compliances
  • Services Tax Compliances
  • PF & ESI Compliances
  • Professional Tax Compliances
  • Income Tax Compliances
  • Others Statutory Compliances

Fixed Asset Controls

  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Fixed Asset register Maintenance – with Location
  • Asset Deletion Accounting & Recognition
  • Insurance details for Fixed Asset

Analysis of Various general Ledger Transactions and Balances

  • Setup a Internal Controls Systems for smoothening the functions
  • MIS Reports for Managements
  • Collections and Follow-ups in Excel data Sheet
  • Budgetary Controls
  • Documents Maintenance Controls and Supports

Tax Robo Team and Process

  • Surprise Verification
  • Associated Firms In Tamilnadu
  • Strength Is Our Branches

Various Internal Controls

Preventive Controls

Segregation Of Duties: Duties Are Segregated Among Different People To Reduce The Risk Of Error Or Inappropriate Action. Normally, Responsibilities For Authorizing Transactions (Approval), Recording Transactions (Accounting) And Handling The Related Asset (Custody) Are Divided.

Approvals, Authorizations, And Verifications: Management Authorizes Employees To Perform Certain Activities And To Execute Certain Transactions Within Limited Parameters. In Addition, Management Specifies Those Activities Or Transactions That Need Supervisory Approval Before They Are Performed Or Executed By Employees. A Supervisor's Approval (Manual Or Electronic) Implies That He Or She Has Verified And Validated That The Activity Or Transaction Conforms To Established Policies And Procedures.

Security Of Assets (Preventive And Detective): Access To Equipment, Inventories, Securities, Cash And Other Assets Is Restricted. Assets Are Periodically Counted And Compared To Amounts Shown On Control Records.

Detective Controls

Detective Controls Are Designed To Find Errors Or Irregularities After They Have Occurred. Examples Of Detective Controls Are:

  • Reviews of Performance: Management compares information about current performance to budgets, forecasts, prior periods, or other benchmarks to measure the extent to which goals and objectives are being achieved and to identify unexpected results or unusual conditions that require follow-up.
  • Reconciliations: An employee relates different sets of data to one another, identifies and investigates differences, and takes corrective action, when necessary.
  • Physical Inventories
  • Audits