Lights, camera, audit: accountants grapple with remote company check-ups

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LONDON (Reuters) – As audit season begins for British companies, some auditors stuck at home in coronavirus lockdown are turning to cameras to check clients’ inventories, plant and equipment for compiling annual accounts.

FILE PHOTO: An employee operates a forklift to move goods at the Miniclipper Logistics warehouse in Leighton Buzzard, Britain December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Tuesday was the end of the financial year for many listed companies in Britain, a time when auditors traditionally hit the road to physically verify and even count stock or inventory that can represent a big chunk of a company’s assets.

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