Q-Concepts proves that a focus on quality can be directly linked with high customer satisfaction and qualitative growth.
We have been nominated for the FD Gazellen Awards for five consecutive years. This means that we are among the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands! Financial health and revenue growth of more than 20% over the previous 3 years are part of the standard. On the stage, Erik van der Most explained our innovative perspective on the audit and assurance sector. “Through our personal and pragmatic approach, with only senior professionals and considerable IT input, we set ourselves apart within the audit & assurance market. To illustrate, Erik explained how the experienced team of IT auditors and a data analyst use Process Mining to filter out seemingly invisible information from ‘big data’.
“It allows us to complete the audit much quicker and as such, deliver added value”, says Erik. “For instance, we recently discovered a fraud that had been going on for years, something that is only discovered through sheer luck when using random checks. It’s a good example of how our profession is changing. However, it doesn’t mean that auditors are a dying breed. Far from it! But an auditor is more and more becoming a real expert. Number-crunching will be done by computers soon. The auditor will become a sparring partner more than anything else.” Watch the video.
Due to our exponential growth, we were assessed by the NBA in 2017, 2015 and 2013, with all files rated positively. The NBA (Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants) safeguards the quality of audit and assurance offices through periodic assessment. An audit and assurance office is usually checked for implementation, existence and operation of its quality system once every six years.
Q-Concepts can also provide international services. We are a member of the international collaboration AGN International. AGN International has members from more than 80 countries, with more than 200 members and approximately 9000 professionals in employment. This means we can call on a large international expertise network of local specialists to provide you the best service across borders. For instance, we can offer support with the audit of your annual accounts, and help you find a foreign auditor or advisor. Does you business take you abroad already, or do you have international ambitions? We can help businesses advance, together with our international AGN partners.
About AGN: AGN International Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales, number 3132548, registered office 24 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SS, United Kingdom. AGN International Ltd (and its regional affiliates; together "AGN") is a not-for-profit worldwide membership association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses. AGN does not provide services to the clients of its members, which are provided by Members alone. AGN and its Members are not in partnership together, they are neither agents of nor obligate one another, and they are not responsible or liable for each other's services, actions or inactions.
Q-Concepts hosts Cedeo accredited training
Cedeo is an independent certifying institute for the HR-sector. Cedeo has become a knowledge centre in the field of HR-trends, research methods, auditing and quality improvement. To be certified by Cedeo the training provider has to comply with strict quantitative and qualitative criteria.
Cedeo provides periodic audits of PE-training for the NBA (the Dutch national association for accountants). Accountants can choose from these PE-trainings to acquire enough hours of Permanent Education which is obligated for his or her title. This way they keep up with the developments in their field of work, while Cedeo monitors the quality of the PE-trainings. Our Q-PE Academy is audited periodically and complies with the quality requirements.
Q-Concepts has obtained all necessary licences. Since the introduction of the Act on the Supervision of Audit Firms (WTA), audit firms are only permitted to carry out statutory audits if they have a licence for the provision of this service. The AFM licence defines quality requirements related to expertise and competence, objectivity, integrity, quality control systems, independence/impartiality, duty of confidentiality, and controlled and honest operational management.