Audit

Audit of Financial Statements

In accordance with NSD’s Articles of Association, company’s financial statements are to be audited by an external auditor on an annual basis. The auditor approved by NSD's General Meeting of Shareholders conducts audits in accordance with the Russian laws and the agreement entered into with NSD.

An auditor's report and annual financial statements are first reviewed by the Audit Committee of NSD’s Supervisory Board and by the Internal Audit Commission to verify the accuracy of the data disclosed in the annual financial statements. Auditor's reports and NSD’s annual financial statements are presented to NSD's General Meeting of Shareholders on an annual basis.

In accordance with the resolution passed by the annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 31 May 2018, NSD’s financial statements for 2018 were audited, both under the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), by Deloitte & Touche CIS:

On 30 May 2019, NSD's annual General Meeting of Shareholders resolved to approve the appointment of Deloitte & Touche CIS as NSD’s auditor to conduct audits under the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the period until NSD’s annual General Meeting of Shareholders to take place in 2020.

Operational Audit

Pursuant to Article 19 of the Law “On the Central Securities Depository”, the CSD must conduct an operational audit in accordance with the international standards for service organization controls at least once in two years.

In 2019, NSD arranged a tender process during which potential counterparties from among major international audit firms were evaluated and invited to bid. Having analyzed the business proposals submitted by the bidders, NSD’s Tender Committee, on 17th of May 2019 (Minutes 14-19), awarded the contract for an operational audit under the ISAE 3402 Type 2 standard to JSC “KPMG”.

Details of JSC “KPMG”:
Full name: JSC “KPMG”
Registered office: sp. 1, floor 3, building 5, 16, Olimpiyskiy prospect ,129110,  Moscow, Russia.
Taxpayer Identification Number (INN) / Taxpayer Registration Reason Code (KPP): 7702019950/ 770201001
Principal State Registration Number (OGRN): 1027700125628

Number in the control register of auditors and audit organizations of the Ministry of Finance of Russian Federation ORNZ 11603053203, date of the entry into the register is October 27, 2016.

JSC “KPMG” is a member of the self-regulated organization of auditors "Russian Union of auditors", located at: 2, 8, Petrovsky per., 107031, Moscow, Russia.

No factors that could, or is likely to, affect the independence of the organization conducting the operational audit of NSD has been identified.

On 2nd October, 2019 JSC “KPMG” released unmodified audit opinion on the results of operational audit conducted in compliance with International Standard ISAE 3402 Type II. Internal control processes of NSD in the field of providing depository, settlement, clearing and repository services were analyzed during the audit.

For a complete understanding of the scope and limitations of the audit as well as the purposes of control, please, read the full text of the report at the link.

In 2017, NSD arranged a tender process during which potential counterparties from among major international audit firms were evaluated and invited to bid. Having analyzed the business proposals submitted by the bidders, NSD’s Tender Committee, on 23 of May 2017 (Minutes 14-17), awarded the contract for an operational audit under the ISAE 3402 Type 2 standard to JSC “Deloitte & Touche CIS”.

Details of JSC “Deloitte & Touche CIS”
Full name: JSC “Deloitte & Touche CIS”
Registered office: 5 Lesnaya St., 125047, Moscow, Russia
Taxpayer Identification Number (INN) / Taxpayer Registration Reason Code (KPP): 7703097990 / 771001001
Principal State Registration Number (OGRN): 1027700425444

Number in the control register of auditors and audit organizations of the Ministry of Finance of Russian Federation ORNZ 11603080484, date of the entry into the register is December 7, 2016.

JSC “Deloitte & Touche CIS” is a member of the self-regulated organization of auditors "Russian Union of auditors", located at: 2, 8, Petrovsky per., 107031, Moscow, Russia.

No factors that could, or is likely to, affect the independence of the organization conducting the operational audit of NSD has been identified.

On 3 October 2017, NSD received an auditor’s report on the operational audit conducted under the ISAE 3402 Type 2 standard. During the audit, the auditors analyzed the internal controls used by NSD when providing settlement, depository, clearing, and repository services. The principal conclusions made in the auditor’s report described below in all material respects:

  • the description fairly presents the processes of settlement depository, clearing and repository services provided over the period of 1 January to 30 June 2017; 
  • the control procedures related to the control objectives stated are suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives can be achieved; 
  • the control procedures tested to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives can be achieved, operated effectively during the period of 1 January to 30 June 2017. 

To get a complete picture of the audit scope and limitations, as well as of the control objectives, please read the full report here.

In 2015, NSD arranged a tender process during which potential counterparties from among major international audit firms were evaluated and invited to bid. Having analyzed the business proposals submitted by the bidders, NSD’s Tender Committee, on 22 July 2015, awarded the contract for an operational audit under the ISAE 3402 Type 2 standard to PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting LLC.

Details of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting LLC:
Full name: PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Limited Liability Company
Short name: PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting LLC
Registered office: 10 Butyrsky Val Street, 125047 Moscow, Russia
Taxpayer Identification Number (INN) / Taxpayer Registration Reason Code (KPP): 7710764839 / 771001001
Principal State Registration Number (OGRN): 1097746859715

No factor that could, or is likely to, affect the independence of the organization conducting the operational audit of NSD has been identified.

On 12 October 2015, NSD received an auditor’s report on the operational audit conducted under the ISAE 3402 Type 2 standard. During the audit, the auditors analyzed the internal controls used by NSD when providing settlement, depository, clearing, and repository services. The principal conclusions made in the auditor’s report are as follows:

  • the description of controls relating to settlement, depository, clearing, and repository services provided over the period of 18 February 2015 to 18 August 2015 is fairly presented;
  • the controls related to the control objectives stated are suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives can be achieved;
  • the controls tested, along with the additional controls analyzed during the operational audit to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives can be achieved, operated effectively during the period of 18 February 2015 to 18 August 2015.

To get a complete picture of the audit scope and limitations, as well as of the control objectives, please read the full report here.

In 2014, an operational audit of NSD under the ISAE 3402 Type 1 standard was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V.

Upon assessment of the controls implemented by NSD with respect to its services and related processes, the auditor expressed an opinion that the information regarding NSD’s control environment, as presented to the auditor, was accurate in all material respects, and that the controls implemented as of the audit date were suitably designed to achieve specified control objectives.

In 2012, an operational audit of NSD under the ISAE 3402 standard was conducted by JSC KPMG.

In 2011, independent auditor JSC KPMG conducted a pre-audit of NSD’s internal control environment and made a number of recommendations to improve the internal controls.

In 2007, 2008, and 2010 operational audits were conducted by JSC Deloitte & Touche CIS.

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