To promote better disclosures and transparency, the 2013 Act, requires the company’s Annual Report to include a Director’s Responsibility Statement stating the following:
Applicable accounting standards had been followed in the preparation of the annual accounts
The directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company
Proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities
The annual accounts of the company are prepared on a going concern basis
The directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively
The directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
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