Submit an annual audit report or negative declaration as a financial investment broker or fee-based financial investment advisor

Service Description

To prepare the audit report, you must first have compliance with the legal obligations described in the Financial Investment Brokerage Ordinance checked. These obligations include, for example, requirements for informing customers and documenting business transactions. The audit must be carried out by a suitable auditor, in particular

  • Auditors, sworn auditors, auditing and accounting firms,
  • Auditing associations whose legal or statutory purpose includes the regular and extraordinary auditing of their members, provided they meet certain requirements,
  • Persons who are publicly appointed and licensed and capable of carrying out a proper audit; e.g. tax consultants.

You select the auditor for the audit as part of your annual reporting obligations. The audit is carried out at your expense. Auditors are unsuitable if there are concerns of bias, i.e. if there are circumstances that could jeopardize the independence of the auditor.

If you work exclusively for a sales company, you may submit a system audit report from an auditor instead of the individual audit report, which confirms the appropriateness and effectiveness of the internal control system of the sales company for compliance with the obligations by the affiliated traders for the audit period. However, an individual audit report must be submitted after 4 years at the latest.

If you have not carried out any activities in the reporting period, you must submit a corresponding declaration (so-called negative declaration) without being requested to do so.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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