Report of the statutory auditor
To the Board of Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET, Zollikofen
Report of the Statutory Auditor on the Financial Statements
As statutory auditor, we have audited the accompanying financial statements of Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET, which comprise the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, a change in equity statement and notes for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Board SFIVET Responsibility
The SFIVET Board is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements in accordance with the requirements of Swiss law and the SFIVET Ordinance (SR 412.106.1), the Financial Budget Act (FBA, SR 611.0) and the Financial Budget Ordinance (FBO, SR 611.01). This responsibility includes designing, implementing and maintaining an internal control system relevant to the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. The SFIVET Board is further responsible for selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Swiss law and Swiss Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers the internal control system relevant to the entity’s preparation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control system. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 comply with Swiss law as well as with the SFIVET Ordinance (SR 412.106.1), the Financial Budget Act (FBA, SR 611.0) and the Financial Budget Ordinance (FBO, SR 611.01).
Report on Other Legal Requirements
We confirm that we meet the legal requirements on licensing according to the Auditor Oversight Act (AOA) and independence (article 728 Code of Obligations (CO) and that there are no circumstances incompatible with our independence.
In accordance with article 728a para. 1 item 3 CO and Swiss Auditing Standard 890, we confirm that an internal control system exists, which has been designed for the preparation of financial statements according to the instructions of the SFIVET Board.
We recommend that the financial statements submitted to you be approved.
Berne, 30 March 2021
|ppa. Stefan Schmied
Auditor in Charge
Licensed Audit Expert
|ppa. Fabian Mollet
Licensed Audit Expert