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Melbourne Auditors - Kingston & Knight Audit

Kingston & Knight Audit are leading Melbourne auditors and assurance experts. Kingston & Knight Audit conducts all assurance services and audit engagements in strict accordance with the standards, ensuring ownership, management, and other stakeholders can trust our findings when making important decisions.

 

Melbourne Auditors - Kingston & Knight Audit

 

Financial information and assertions that are independently tested and verified by an approved external auditor is the key to increasing the value of your business, and the confidence of its stakeholders in the ability to respond to key operational and environmental risks. Without access to financial information that is free of material misstatements or omitted details, the decision-making process is hindered for management and investors alike. To take your business, organisation, or enterprise to the next level, or simply to preserve the integrity of your financial position, reliable auditing services from experienced Melbourne auditors are a must.

We deliver risk-based assessments of your financial position, focusing on areas of concern or particular importance to the client. As an assurance measure, our audit services enable investors, management, and key stakeholders to make important decisions backed by a high degree of certainty. We remind our clients that seeking assistance from our Melbourne auditors is the absolute best step you can take toward assurance; especially if you have any doubt with regard to the information contained in your financial statements or reports.

Our Melbourne Auditors Provide:

  • Regulatory and compliance audit services
  • SMSF audit services
  • Internal audit services – risk review, management audit etc.
  • Tailored audit and assurance services
  • Audit of financial statements – financial reports audit
  • Investigative audit services, forensic audit services and litigation support
  • Trust audit services
Why Choose Our Melbourne Auditors? – Kingston & Knight Audit

When it comes to choosing the best Melbourne auditors, experience in financial services coupled with outstanding customer-service is what you should look for.

Here at Kingston & Knight Audit, our experience as Melbourne auditors is key to the outcomes we create. We leave no stone unturned in the search for incomplete, unreliable, or inaccurate information in your financial reports or statements.

Kingston & Knight Audit’s Melbourne auditors understand that this is critical to making the best decisions for your business or enterprise. Additionally, our audit and assurance services present the facts clearly and unambiguously to key stakeholders, including potential investors.

Kingston & Knight Audit - Our Services

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Regulatory and Compliance Auditing

Financial reporting obligations apply to businesses, organisations, and enterprises of all types and sizes. Understanding the intricacies of the reporting process, and how it best applies to your enterprise, is a complex undertaking. With this in mind, you can rely on our Melbourne auditors to inform you of the exact details and implications of your financial reporting requirements. We not only assist you in determining what your position is, but also offer advice on how best to meet these obligations in line with your circumstances and objectives.
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Internal Auditing and Risk Management

With over 40 years’ collective experience delivering financial services, we understand the specific risks and opportunities present in your industry or sector. Allow our Melbourne auditors to walk you through these risks, identifying ways of mitigating them and opening the door to opportunities. We can deliver up-to-date risk forecasts straight to your inbox via our client-focused financial services software. Here at Kingston & Knight Audit, our focus is not just on the present, but also on the past and future. Allow us to discuss the history of your enterprise, its industry, and provide a forecast outlook for that industry moving forward.
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Self-managed Super Fund (SMSF) Auditing

Are you looking to take the future into your own hands by gaining control of your superannuation? A self-managed super fund allows you to do just that, putting you in charge of your superannuation and the investments you make with it. If you are looking to set up a self-managed super fund, or have already done so, you may be aware that all Australian SMSFs must be audited on an annual basis. Our Melbourne auditors are ASIC-approved self-managed super fund auditors, allowing us to take the burden out of audit compliance.
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Consult With Experienced Melbourne Assurance Practitioners

We put you in control of the sustainability and value of your organisation. Our assurance services ensure that stakeholder decisions are informed by financial information that provides a true and fair depiction of an entity’s financial position.
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Melbourne Trust Auditor

Have you decided to place funds into the secure hands of an approved professional? By using a trust account, you may be expanding your options for investment, or waiting until a nominated party becomes eligible to receive the funds. Whatever your use of a trust account, such accounts are subject to an annual audit requirement. The specific requirements of your annual trust audit may differ depending on the use and contents of the trust. You may be informed of these specific requirements when setting up, but our Melbourne auditors can explain the details to you if you are not aware of them. By having the Melbourne auditors at Kingston & Knight Audit manage your annual trust account audit requirements, you place your trust in the hands of approved, experienced trust audit practitioners.
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Financial Reports Auditor and Auditing Financial Statements

If you are a listed company or other entity required to undertake a yearly audit of your financial statements, you need to use an accredited financial auditor. Kingston & Knight Audit’s Melbourne auditors are accredited to perform financial statement audits and reviews. If you require a mid-year review or full-year audit of your financial statements, contact our Melbourne auditors. Our experience in financial auditing enables us to deliver improved managerial and commercial decision-making ability for your company. By using our Melbourne auditors you can start identifying areas of strength in your financial position, as well as those that need improvement.
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Forensic auditing, investigative auditing, and litigation support

Kingston & Knight Audit has extensive experience delivering forensic and investigative financial services. Our forensic audit services are used as part of investigative procedures that examine the financial records of a company, individual, or other entity. The forensic audit process is conducted in order to derive suitable evidence that may be used in litigation. As an important area of special interest for Kingston & Knight Audit, our forensic audit services leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence in financial records.
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Kingston & Knight Audit comprises an experienced team of Melbourne auditors who are on hand to assist you in whatever way we can. Whether you are seeking assurance as an investor or company director, looking to meet your financial reporting requirements, or searching for evidence in financial records as part of litigation, Kingston & Knight Audit is prepared to take the hassle out of your audit process.

Are you unsure about your financial reporting requirements? Are you worried that something has been overlooked as part of your entity’s decision-making process or evaluation of its financial position? Contact our Melbourne auditors for a free telephone consultation. Not only does this let us determine how we might best assist you, it puts your mind at ease regarding the details of financial reporting and audit procedures.

Kingston & Knight Audit – Our Services

Compliance Audit Services

Compliance auditors Melbourne

Whether you are subject to mandatory reporting requirements or not, it is likely that your compliance with laws and regulations is affected by your financial reporting procedures. Our Melbourne auditors can review your financial position and determine your reporting requirements, if you are unsure as to what these are. If you understand your reporting requirements, your compliance audit services enable you to meet these requirements without interfering with your core operations or objectives.

By having Kingston & Knight Audit conduct your compliance audit, you are guaranteed that the decades of collective experience we have accrued in financial services will enable us to identify the exact nature of your financial position quickly and efficiently. Moreover, there is no need to worry about your financial information being juggled around by large corporate auditing agencies. When you engage our Melbourne auditors, you know exactly who you are working with right from the beginning of the audit process.

Audit and Assurance Services

Our Melbourne auditors and assurance practitioners

If you prefer the attention to detail, close professional rapport, and getting to know the professionals working to assure your financial information, Kingston & Knight Audit offers the kind of service that only a smaller firm can provide.

Unlike our larger partners in the financial services industry, we have built our practice upon decades of collective experience in client-oriented financial services.

Internal Audit Services

Internal audit, risk review and risk management services

Kingston & Knight Audit offers internal audit services that improve the value and sustainability of your organisation or entity.

Our Melbourne auditors strive to evaluate governance, control, and risk management practices using a disciplined and systematic approach to internal auditing. Whatever the nature of your organisation and its operations, you will benefit from the independent and objective financial advice provided by our Melbourne auditors. This being said, internal audit services differ in scope and procedure depending on the circumstances and requirement of each individual client.

You may have a particular concern regarding an aspect of your organisation or its operations, for example, it’s compliance with financial reporting obligations and accepted risk-management processes. The internal audit process delivered by Kingston & Knight Audit is tailored to the needs and position of each client. This enables you to be sure that your most important concerns are addressed in accordance with your vision and goals.

Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Audit Services

SMSF auditors Melbourne

There are many ways in which Kingston & Knight Audit SMSF audit services can improve your superannuation outcomes, thanks to the experience and attention to detail that characterise the work of our Melbourne auditors.

In addition to the requirement that all SMSFs be audited by an ASIC-approved SMSF auditor on a yearly basis, we aim to assist you in gaining control over your superannuation and obtaining the best performance for your self-managed super fund.

Kingston & Knight Audit can achieve this in a number a ways. First of all, by ensuring compliance with regulatory audit requirements, your self-managed super fund is not going to be subject to penalties. However, your SMSF audit need not merely serve to check the boxes as required by regulators. Your SMSF audit can be conducted in a manner similar to an internal audit of an organisation’s financial information.

Our Melbourne Auditors are able to identify strengths and weaknesses in the composition of your self-managed fund, so that we can offer targeted advice to help you improve your superannuation yield.

Trust Account Audit Services

Trust account auditors Melbourne

Similarly to our SMSF audit services, our trust account audit services are about more than just ensuring compliance.

When you engage our Melbourne auditors, you will see that the requirement for yearly audits is more than just a regulatory measure, it can serve as a real opportunity to improve the functional capability of your trust account in-line with its intended use or function.

By carrying out a disciplined and rigorous audit, we highlight the strengths of your trust account whilst identifying areas that require improvement to ensure it serves its purpose. After all, the purpose of most trust accounts is to ensure that funds remain secure whilst the investor bides there time, or the benefactor’s recipients reach the nominated life stage. By engaging Kingston & Knight Melbourne auditors, you can be sure that your trust account is safe and secure.

Audit of Financial Statements Services

Financial Reports Auditors Melbourne

For Australian listed companies, the requirement to undertake a yearly audit and review of financial statements need not be a burden. Take advantage of this by engaging the Melbourne auditors at Kingston & Knight Audit, and make the process work for you instead of against you.

Our financial statement audit and review services enable company management to be sure that their internal financial management systems are functioning correctly. Moreover, we assist you in identifying areas of improvement in terms of your company’s structure, governance, and control processes.

Forensic Audit Services

Investigative auditing and litigation support – Forensic auditors Melbourne

Are you considering legal action or litigation but don’t have access to suitable financial evidence upon which to base your claim? Are you engaged in litigation, and need to obtain evidence to assist with your defence? Kingston & Knight Audit offers a highly-specialised and comprehensive solution with our forensic and investigative audit services.

Our Melbourne auditors can assist you in building a case, or defending one, by applying our extensive knowledge and experience in financial auditing to the compilation of evidence that may be presented during litigation. Enable us to put your mind at ease and apply our objective, disciplined audit procedure to your matter that is destined for or involved in litigation.

Testimonials

[testimonials style=”style-2″][testimonial user_name=”D. Pugh”]I made my first big career change in the midst of middle-age, becoming self-employed. The freedom of my new work life led to an active interest in personal finance and investing. My original, and only, super fund was an industry fund so I have made the move to a self-managed super fund. I established my fund with the aid of a business partner and later got on to Kingston & Knight Audit through word of mouth. I was sweating a bit when it came time for my first SMSF compliance audit, but Kingston & Knight Audit took care of it in a matter of days. Overall their professional auditors have been very helpful and reliable. I know I can call them to help me deal with any issues and will definitely be using them for my next SMSF audit.
[/testimonial][testimonial user_name=”K. Lehmann”]Can’t speak highly enough of the team at Kingston & Knight Audit, great customer service and communication. We run a community services organisation and because of its structure (company limited by guarantee) we are required to have an independent auditor appointed at all times and occasionally undertake compliance audits. Kingston & Knight Audit recently took over as our appointed auditors and so far have had nothing but great experiences with them. Not only are their services more fairly priced and reliable, we don’t even hesitate to pick up the phone if we need to ask about something or get something checked.
[/testimonial][testimonial user_name=”A. Harada”]After we get ourselves into a hard situation, it was Kingston & Knight Audit that help to get us back on our feet. Some family members got caught in a scheme that cost us almost everything. When we found the courage to take action and got the great legal help, it was Kingston & Knight Audit who identified, obtained and prepared the evidence that was needed in the case. It is still an ongoing process but we would have not even had any hope without this evidence. We had no idea about forensic auditing and investigative auditing, but we know now that it is a truly great service that can help many people. Kingston & Knight Audit are very good at helping you with anything you don’t know about during that process.[/testimonial][testimonial user_name=”B. Callaghan”]If you’re looking for investment to get something up and running and need assurance services, Kingston & Knight Audit is the best I’ve come across. Especially if you are still establishing your offering and don’t have much weight behind you, these guys actually listen to you and treat their clients in a professional manner. Got on to KNA through my accountant and they helped me prepare my financial information before making my first serious pitch. Their auditing is incredibly thorough. I learned what I had to do better finance wise and sorted out all the missing links. As assurance, their auditor’s report is excellent and their services are fairly priced so I didn’t get bogged down in the assurance process.
[/testimonial][testimonial user_name=”CS. Jemsek”]Kingston & Knight Audit has revived our organisation and done so with great communication and service, fairness, and honesty. The organisation I work for had some serious issues with its structure and control processes after downsizing over recent years. The downsizing measures were poorly coordinated and hastily executed, so that at the end of it we barely knew what we were meant to do next. We still needed to know what we were doing wrong and where the money was going. Our options were running out when we found Kingston & Knight Audit, who recommended we engage them for a thorough internal audit and risk review. They quickly helped us fill in the gaps in our financial planning and management processes whilst auditing the organisation as a whole. Their recommendations enabled us to preserve the organisation and get back on the path to real growth.
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Why Us

Kingston & Knight Audit is proud to field a team of Melbourne auditors from diverse backgrounds, united by the inquisitiveness and critical analytical skills that make us the best Melbourne auditors. With a wealth of collective professional experience as well as life experience, the team here at Kingston & Knight Audit are more than just auditors.
Our team is made up of experienced financial professionals, qualified as accountants, auditors, assurance practitioners, and investigative/forensic finance experts. We look forward to sharing this knowledge with you, and helping you use it to add strength to your business or organisation.

They say that the devil is in the details, and when it comes to audit and assurance, the old adage certainly rings true. When you engage the Melbourne auditors at Kingston & Knight Audit, you are working with professional assurance practitioners who value nothing above the facts.
Whether we are performing critical analysis of financial reports and large datasets or conducting an initial phone consultation, we ALWAYS maintain the highest standard of professional integrity, honesty, and accountability. This is what you should expect from Melbourne auditors entrusted with your financial information, and this is what you are guaranteed when you engage Kingston & Knight Audit as your Melbourne auditors.

Kingston & Knight Audit offers accredited audit and assurance services to clients across Melbourne.
Not only are we ASIC-approved auditors, our qualifications are across the breadth of financial management and advisory services: as chartered accountants, investigative and forensic analysts, assurance practitioners, and customer service experts. Kingston & Knight Audit covers all bases to leave no stone unturned in the search for the assurance you need.
We are ASIC-approved auditors. Independent, fair, honest, and reliable.
Our firm is accredited by a range of key bodies, including:

  • CPA
  • CA
  • Tax Institute
  • We are an ASIC agent
  • We are Tax agents
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