Duration of mandate and term of office of Head Auditor
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, has been the auditor for dormakaba Holding AG since 1907, and Group auditor of the dormakaba Group since 1982. The responsible lead auditor took on this function in the 2016/17 financial year. In accordance with the rules on terms of office pursuant to the Swiss Code of Obligations, latest from financial year 2023/24 a new lead auditor will be responsible for auditing the annual and consolidated accounts of dormakaba Holding AG.
Auditing fees and additional fees
The fees paid to audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for services relating to the audit of the annual financial statements of dormakaba Holding AG and Group companies and the consolidated financial statements of dormakaba Group came to around CHF 2.78 million in the 2018/19 financial year. In financial year 2018/19, dormakaba Group also paid expenses in the amount of around CHF 0.46 million for other consultancy services from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Approximately CHF 0.05 million of this was for general advisory services relating to acquisition projects and other consulting projects, and around CHF 0.25 million for taxation services (direct and indirect taxes). Another CHF 0.16 million was spent on support for subsidiaries relating to changes and/or implementation of new accounting practice rules or accounting questions and other projects.
Information pertaining to external auditors
Each year, the Audit Committee of the BoD assesses the performance, fees and independence of the auditor and suggests to the BoD which external auditor should be proposed to the AGM for election. Each year, the Audit Committee also assesses the scope of external auditing, the audit plans and the relevant processes and discusses the results of the audit with the external auditors. You can find more information about the Audit Committee here.