Empanelment for concurrent Audit of Punjab National Bank

INSPECTION & AUDIT DIVISION Plot No.5, Institutional Area, Sector-32, Gurugram-1 22001 Phone: 01 24-41 26421, 424 E-mail: iadplanning@pnb.co.in

Notice

ALL THE CA FIRMS WHO HAVE APPLIED IN THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY AFRESH

1) Punjab National Bank invites applications, ON-LINE only from practicing ‘Partnership Firms (including LLP) of Chartered accountants in India’ which fulfill eligibility criteria as mentioned hereunder and are willing to have their Firms empanelled as Concurrent Auditors in the Bank for conducting concurrent audit of branches.

2) The application is to be submitted ON-LINE only through internet at the following address: https://empaudit.mypnb.in

3) Already empanelled CA firms also need to apply afresh. Only after fresh empanelment, they will be eligible for Concurrent Audit Assignment in the Bank. All the CA Firms who have applied in the months of July and August are required to apply afresh.

4) The “Eligibility Criteria” for empanelment for CA Firms for Concurrent Audit in our Bank is as under:

  • It should be a partnership firm (including LLP) of Chartered Accountants having at least one partner as FCA. The CA firm or any of its partners should have concurrent audit experience of minimum three years in a Scheduled Commercial Bank.
  • CA Firms applying for empanelment must upload the documents in pdf format with online application i.e., the copy of partnership deed and copy of registration certificate issued by the ICAI certifying the constitution of the Firm, details of their branches & date from which it is continuing as a Partnership Firm (latest).
  • Experience Certificates of Partnership CA Firm in the Scheduled Commercial Bank as Concurrent Auditor be also attached, in absence of which application will not be accepted.
  • The firm should be in the RBI panel as per gradation suggested for Branch Statutory Auditor appointment.
  • The firm should have necessary office set up and adequate personnel to ensure proper deployment and timely completion of the assignments.
  • CA firms which carry Statutory Audit Assignments for a year will not be considered for internal audit assignment during that year and the next year. These instructions would even apply to firms of which a partner or proprietor is engaged or to be engaged in internal assignment of the bank.
  • Associate concerns of CA Firms should not have conducted Statutory Audit of our Bank or its subsidiary / sister concern during the preceding year.
  • An audit firm in which a partner is also a partner / proprietor of firm entrusted with Statutory Audit (central or branch) of the Bank is not eligible for appointment as concurrent auditor.
  • If any of the Directors of our Bank is a Director/Partner in a firm, such firm shall not be considered for appointment as Concurrent Auditor.
  • A CA Firm on Bank’s panel for concurrent audit will not be eligible to be considered for any other panel of HO: IAD and vice versa, viz. Panel of Revenue Auditors.
  • The group of CA firms having any common partner, only one CA firm will be eligible for empanelment as concurrent auditor.
  • Any dis-empaneled CA firm is not eligible to apply for empanelment.
  • All other terms and conditions for empanelment of CA firm as concurrent auditor will be applicable as per approved policy of the Bank subject to change for time to time.

5) The tenure of CA Firm would be initially for one year and extendable for a further period of one year (maximum twice), i.e. a CA Firm may have a tenure of maximum three years or till the completion of last quarterly audit assignment, whichever is later, based on “Satisfactory Performance‟ of the auditor in every year, followed by a cooling period of minimum one year. At the sole discretion of the Bank, Concurrent Audit assignment of CA Firm may be terminated even before expiry of the term of assignment by giving one month notice in advance.

6) The firm not to sub-contract the audit work assigned to any outside firm or other persons even though such persons are qualified chartered accountants. 7) Empanelled CA firms will carry out their assignments in a professional manner and “Code of Ethics for Chartered Accountants” by ICAI shall be strictly observed by them. The Firm will be immediately debarred if found indulged in other activities, financial / intermediary activities with the Bank during their period of audit assignment.

7) Empanelled CA firms will carry out their assignments in a professional manner and “Code of Ethics for Chartered Accountants” by ICAI shall be strictly observed by them. The Firm will be immediately debarred if found indulged in other activities, financial / intermediary activities with the Bank during their period of audit assignment.

8) The CA firms are required to submit an undertaking regarding inquiries/ investigation initiated against them (if any) by any regulatory authority.

9) Mere submission of application does not, in any way, constitute guarantee for allotment of the audit job of any nature from the Bank. The allocation of branches to the auditors will purely be the prerogative of the Bank.

10) ‘Incomplete Application’ or Application Without Requisite Enclosures’ will not be entertained.

11) If empanelled, the detailed terms & conditions of offer including fee and other expenses payable will be intimated at the time of allotment of audit work.

12) The last date for receipt of online application is 30.09.2022 (5 p.m.) after which the link will be disabled and no request shall be accepted thereafter

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