Notice to Reader

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We will prepare unaudited annual financial statements, usually in either a bound or unbound format. The financial statements may be either computerized statements, or formal ‘typed’-looking statements. There will be no Notes to The Financial Statements. A NOTICE TO READER is a ‘Compilation Engagement’. We generally receive information supplied by the client and arrange it to form a financial statement. Our concern is that the information is arithmetically correct, not false or misleading. The Notice to Reader includes a comment that “We have not audited, reviewed or otherwise attempted to verify the accuracy or completeness of such information. Readers are cautioned that these statements may not be appropriate for their purposes.” Engagements will include tax planning, correspondence (if necessary) with Canada Revenue Agency, and filing a Corporation T2 Income Tax Return.


  • If we perform monthly accounting, we should have most of the transactions
  • If you are using Accounting Software, we need reports
  • Hard copy of your Balance Sheet at the Year End date
  • Hard copy of Income Statement of entire Year (should agree to figure on Balance Sheet)
  • Trial Balance (required), General Ledger or your data on disk (preferred)
  • Year End lists (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory)
  • Copy of Year End Bank statements with Bank Reconciliation
  • Copies of all Capital Asset Purchases during the year
  • Copy of your last GST and PST Return filed and outstanding at year end
  • Copies of any Loan Balance Statements as at year end date
  • Copies of any income tax assessments received throughout the year
  • Any unrecorded items, such as items paid by cash not yet repaid
  • Any other significant information we should know
  • Take care.


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