Neova shall have one auditor, which shall be an auditing company approved by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland. The auditor is appointed at the Annual General Meeting for a term ending at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting.
Auditing consists of auditing the Group’s accounting, financial statements and governance for each financial year. The auditor reports regularly to the Audit Committee and issues an auditor’s report to the Annual General Meeting. The auditor’s report includes a statement on whether the financial statements provide accurate and sufficient information on the result of the Group’s operations and its financial position in accordance with the applicable financial statements standards and whether the information provided in the Report of the Board of Directors is consistent with the financial statements. The auditor’s report also includes a statement on key issues pertaining to the audit. The auditor’s fees are paid in accordance with the decision of the Annual General Meeting.
The Group’s auditing is organised so that the parent company’s responsible auditor appointed by the Annual General Meeting carries out its auditing through its own international organisation or network throughout Neova Group and is responsible for auditing throughout the Group.
Since 30 March 2021, Neova’s auditor has been PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Auditors, with APA Panu Vänskä as the auditor in charge from the same date.
Neova’s auditing fees for the financial year 1 January–31 December 2022 amounted to EUR 439 thousand (EUR 539 thousand in 2021 including EUR 34 thousand invoiced in 2022) and consulting fees totalled EUR 350 thousand (EUR 255 thousand in 2021).