Audit Committee was established on 29th January 2018. The Board of Directors appointed by the Ordinary General Meeting of Robit Plc held on 28th March 2018, chose in its meeting held on 28th March 2018 among its members the following persons to the Audit Committee: Mammu Kaario (Chair), Kalle Reponen and Kai Seikku.
AUDIT COMMITTEE’S RULES OF PROCEDURE
1. THE PURPOSE OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Robit Plc’s board of directors specifies the audit committee’s duties and composition. The audit committee’s duty is to assist the board of directors by making preparations related to the duties belonging to the board of directors. The audit committee has no independent power of decision. The audit committee is responsible for attending to the duties given by the board of directors. The audit committee provides regular work reports to the board of directors.
The audit committee makes preparations in terms of matters related financial reporting, risk management, financial statements and interim reports, auditors, internal audits, taxation and compliance with laws and regulations. The audit committee’s special duty is to fulfil the board of director’s obligation to supervise the operations related to bookkeeping and financial reporting carried out by the company’s management.
In this duty, the audit committee has the right to go through all issues related to its operating area, and it has the right to receive all information concerning the company’s operations and personnel, and it also has the right to seek external expertise in order to fulfil its duties.
2. THE AUDIT COMMITTEE’S COMPOSITION AND TERM
The company’s board of directors appoints the audit committee’s chair and members. The audit committee comprises of at least two board members who are independent of the company and at least one board member must be independent of the company’s key shareholders. At least one of the audit committee’s member must be an independent person having expertise in particular in the field of accounting, bookkeeping or auditing.
The members’ term will expire at the end of the following ordinary general meeting.
3. THE AUDIT COMMITTEE’S DUTIES
The audit committee’s duties are to:
- monitor the financial statement reporting process;
- supervise the financial reporting process;
- monitor the effectiveness of the company’s internal supervision, any internal audits and risk management systems;
- handle the main descriptions of the internal monitoring and risk management systems included in the report on financial reporting process issued by the company with regard to its administration and monitoring system;
- monitor the statutory audits of financial statements and consolidated financial statements;
- evaluate the independence of statutory auditors or audit firms in particular in relation to providing additional services to the firm being audited;
- prepare the proposal for resolution concerning the selection of auditors and remuneration to the board of directors for the general meeting;
- monitor and make preparations with regard to the company’s tax position and strategy;
- monitor and make preparations with regard to the company’s risk management, including operational risks; and
- other duties separately specified by the board of directors.
The audit committee convenes at least four times annually. The chair convenes the audit committee. The audit committee’s meeting constitutes a quorum where the chair and at least one member are present.
The audit committee prepares an annual meeting schedule that contains the key issues to be addressed.
Meeting materials will be submitted three days before the meeting.
Minutes will be kept for the audit committee’s meetings, signed by the chair and secretary. These minutes will be delivered to all board members. In addition, the audit committee’s chair shall separately report to the board of directors in terms of the key issues addressed by the audit committee.
In addition to the audit committee’s members, the company’s managing director and CFO regularly, and external auditors optionally, attend the audit committee meetings. CFO acts as the secretary. In addition, the audit committee’s members may held meetings with external auditors without that the company’s current management is present at these meetings.
5. EVALUATION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE’S WORK
The audit committee annually evaluates its work by means of an internal self-evaluation, which results the chair of the audit committee reports to the board of directors.