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Due Diligence Audit

Looking to acquire a new business or company? Engaging an expert accountant to provide robust due diligence services is a vital step in the process.

Appointing a reputable due diligence accountant will provide peace of mind that you are making an informed decision. A due diligence audit report will document the target company’s financial position to ensure that you have received reliable information.

Our Due Diligence Services

Here at Hartley Fowler, we can compile a detailed due diligence audit report by reviewing the target company’s financial accounts and records. With our expert due diligence services, you can be sure that you have a clear and accurate view of your proposed acquisition.

As a leading due diligence accountant, we have the knowledge and experience to prepare a full report for you. Our due diligence experts seek to identify any potential pitfalls or matters requiring further consideration. This will allow you to walk away from the deal, if necessary. In addition, our financial due diligence audit report may even help you to save money, should you go ahead. For example, identifying any previously unknown liabilities in the target business can help you to negotiate on the asking price.

Next Steps: appoint a due diligence accountant

For all enquiries about our due diligence audits, please contact us today. Alternatively, if you need further advice, please book a free consultation with one of our due diligence experts.


What is due diligence in auditing?

Due diligence in auditing refers to the thorough examination and verification of a company or organisation’s financial and operational information. The goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the business’s financial health and identify any potential risks.

Why is a due diligence audit important?

A due diligence audit is crucial for investors, potential partners, and buyers to make informed decisions, identify risks, and ensure the accuracy of information provided by a company.

What are the main examples of due diligence?

Some of the most common examples of due diligence include investigating the financials of a company before making an investment, researching an individual’s background before making a job offer and reviewing environmental impact reports before committing to a construction project.

What’s the difference between due diligence and audit?

The aim of an audit is to confirm that a business has provided a genuine and fair representation of its financial performance and standing. Financial due diligence assesses a variety of topics, including legal, operational and financial issues.

Who needs a due diligence check?

A due diligence check is most commonly essential for businesses, investors, financial institutions, and legal professionals. Whether engaging in mergers, acquisitions, financial transactions, or other significant business dealings, conducting due diligence helps assess the legitimacy, risks, and financial health of all parties involved.

What is being checked during a due diligence audit?

During a due diligence audit, numerous aspects of a business are examined. This includes a review of financial statements, contractual agreements, legal obligations, operational processes and potential risks.