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External audit

The Annual General Meeting 2021 elected Ernst & Young AB as the Group’s audit firm, with authorized public accountant Rickard Andersson as auditor in charge, for a period of up to and including the Annual General Meeting for 2022. Rickard Andersson is a member of FAR.

The auditors' work is based on an audit plan, which is agreed upon in consultation with the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. The auditors participate in all meetings of the Audit Committee and present their findings from the annual audit at the Board meeting held in February. In addition, the auditors should inform the Audit Committee on an annual basis of any services rendered, other than audit assignments, and any auditing fees received for such services or other circumstances that might affect the evaluation of the auditors' independence. The auditors should also participate in the Annual General Meeting to present the audit report and its conclusions.

The audit is performed in compliance with the Swedish Companies Act, generally accepted auditing standards in Sweden and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).

Audit fees and reimbursement

Audit fees and reimbursement to auditors have been paid for audit assignments and other reviews in accordance with existing laws, and for advice and assistance in connection with reviews undertaken. Fees have also been paid for independent advice. This advice mainly pertains to audit-related consultations for accounting and tax compliance matters including tax returns.

For more information about audit fees and reimbursement, please see note 11 and 46 in Securitas AB Annual Report 2020.

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