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The objective of a statutory audit is to express an opinion on whether the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the group, as well as whether the parent company’s financial statements give a true and fair view of the parent company’s financial performance and financial position. Statutory audit also encompasses the audit of the accounting and governance in the company. The auditor considers whether the information in the Board of Directors’ report is consistent with the information in the financial statements and the report of the Board of Directors has been prepared in accordance with the applicable legal requirements.
According to the Articles of Association, the company must have a minimum of one and a maximum of three Auditors. The Auditors must be authorized public accountants or authorized public accounting firms. The Auditor is elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term that ends at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting following the start of the term of the Auditor.
External auditors in 2022: KONE Corporation’s Auditor is audit firm Ernst & Young Oy. The auditor-in-charge is Heikki Ilkka. The fees paid to Ernst & Young Oy during 2022 were EUR 3.8 million for auditing and EUR 0.3 million for tax and other services.
See decisions taken by KONE Corporation's Annual General Meeting 2023 regarding auditing here.