Contact
Magdalena Ludwiczak

Wirtschaftsprüferin (Polen)
Partnerin
Phone: +48 61 624 49 43
E-Mail

Therese Baginski

Wirtschaftsprüferin (Polen)
Partnerin
Phone: +48 71 346 77 70
E-Mail

Independence

Many years ago we addressed the issues that accompany our structure as a multi-disciplinary practice. Recent regulatory changes in many countries have rightly focused on separating audit and advisory services to public companies. But early on Rödl & Partner had already adopted risk-management processes that preclude conflicts of interests. 

Businesses, and public companies in particular, which we serve as independent auditors, receive no services from Rödl & Partner that could cause a conflict of interest in any way (Transparency report, 30.03.2012). 

Most of our clients, however, are private companies whose management and owners often value an integrated approach across professions. So we provide multi-disciplinary services to private companies, but in strict compliance with regulations in every country. Where the situation demands, we make sure a client has access to the best external advisors from independent partners. 

International auditing is a complex process which we always conduct in compliance with:

  • the Accounting Act
  • the Statutory Auditors Act,
  • professional standards, as established by the National Council of Statutory Auditors,
  • International Accounting Standards and International Standards on Auditing.

Each time we confirm our impartiality and independence as regards the entity audited in accordance with Art. 66 of the Accounting Act of 29.09.1994 promulgated in Journal of Laws of 1994 No. 121 item 591 as amended, as well as Art. 56 of the Act of 07.05.2009 on Statutory Auditors, their Self-Governing Organisation, Entities Authorised to Audit Financial Statements and on Public Oversight (promulgated in the Journal of Laws of 22.05.2009). 

When an audit is performed to such exacting standards, it boosts the value of a client’s business. For this reason, we refuse to join the race to offer ever-lower fees to win new clients, despite the pressure from some larger competitors. 

Long-standing clients, and many new ones, share our view.