Overview of a Directors’ Resolution to Appoint First Auditors

What is a Directors’ Resolution to Appoint First Auditors?

A Directors’ Resolution to Appoint First Auditors is a resolution passed by the directors of a newly incorporated company to appoint a company auditor for the first financial year.

In general, auditors of a company must be appointed every year by the shareholders at the annual general meeting. However, the board of directors may appoint auditors for the first financial year of a newly incorporated company by using a Directors’ Resolution to Appoint First Auditors.

There are two options when using a Directors’ Resolution to Appoint First Auditors:

  • if a meeting of the board of directors is convened to appoint the first auditors, use a Board Minutes to Appoint First Auditors is required; or
  • if the board resolution will be passed by way of a written resolution, use a Board Resolution to Appoint First Auditors.

Key points included

  • Details of the company;
  • Details the meeting (if using Board Minutes);
  • Date of passing the resolution; and
  • Names of the auditors appointed.

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