Companies Act 2014

360.

Audit exemption

360. (1) The following provisions (the “audit exemption”) have effect where, by virtue of section 358 or 359 , as appropriate, this section applies in respect of the statutory financial statements of F192 [ a company or a group company ] for a particular financial year—

(a) without prejudice to section 384(2) , section 333 (obligation to have statutory financial statements audited) shall not apply F193 [ to the entity financial statements of the company or the group company or the group financial statements of the holding company ] in respect of that financial year, and

(b) unless and until circumstances (if any) arise by reason of which F194 [ the company or group company ] is not entitled to the audit exemption in respect of that financial year, the provisions specified in subsection (2) shall not apply to F194 [ the company or group company ] in respect of that year.

(2) The provisions mentioned in subsection (1) are those provisions of this Act, being provisions that—

(a) confer any powers on statutory auditors or require anything to be done by or to or as respects statutory auditors, or

(b) make provision on the basis of a report of statutory auditors having been prepared in relation to the statutory financial statements of a company in a financial year,

and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, include the provisions specified in the Table to this section in so far, and only in so far, as they make provision of the foregoing kind.

Table

Section 121(3) and (4) (report of statutory auditors on statutory financial statements for purposes of distribution);

Section 306(4) (statement of particulars of non-compliance with section 305 or 306 );

Section 322 (disclosure of remuneration for audit, audit-related work and non-audit work);

Section 330 (statement on relevant audit information);

Section 336 (form of statutory auditors’ report);

Section 337 (signature of statutory auditor’s report);

Section 338 (circulation of statutory financial statements);

Section 339 (right of members to demand copies of financial statements and reports);

Section 340 (requirements in relation to publication of financial statements);

Section 341 (financial statements and reports to be laid before company in general meeting);

Section 347 (documents to be annexed to annual return);

Section 356 (special report on abridged financial statements);

Section 380 and sections 382 to 385 (dealing with appointment of statutory auditors);

Sections 390 to 393 (obligations of statutory auditors).

Annotations:

Amendments:

F192

Substituted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 58(a), S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.

F193

Substituted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 58(b)(i), S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.

F194

Substituted (9.06.2017) by Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (9/2017), s. 58(b)(ii), S.I. No. 246 of 2017, art. 3, subject to transitional provision in art. 4.