In accordance with the Articles of Association, the company has at least one (1) and no more than four (4) regular auditors; the number of deputy auditors may not exceed this. The auditors and deputy auditors must be public accountants or firms of independent public accountants authorised by the Finnish Chambers of Commerce. The term of service of the auditors ends at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting following their election.
The auditor provides Atria’s shareholders with an Auditor’s Report document in accordance with the law, in conjunction with the company’s financial statements, and reports regularly to the Board of Directors and management. The auditor participates in a Board meeting at least once a year, on which occasion a discussion of the audit plan and the results of auditing is arranged.
In 2016, Atria Plc's Annual General Meeting elected PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd., a firm of authorised public accountants, as the company's auditor for a term ending at the closing of the next Annual General Meeting. According to the firm, the auditor in charge is Authorised Public Accountant Samuli Perälä. The remuneration is paid to the auditor according to an invoice accepted by the company.
Auditor's remuneration for the 2016 accounting period
In 2016, the Group paid EUR 351,000 to PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. as the auditor's remuneration. The whole Group paid a total of EUR 14,000 for services not related to auditing.