The auditors are elected by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a term of between one and four years. According to the Articles of Association, the number of authorized public auditors must be one or two with a maximum of one or two deputy auditors or one or two auditing firms.
The duties of the external auditors include auditing the management of the Board and the President as well as the Company’s annual accounts and accounting records. The external auditors report continuously to the Board’s Audit Committee and, in conjunction with preparation of the annual accounts, they also report their observations from the audit to the Board.
The accounting firm Deloitte AB was elected by the General Meeting 2017 as the Company’s external auditors for the period from 2017 up to and including the Annual General Meeting in 2019.
During 2018, in addition to auditing, Deloitte AB provided consultancy services to the Group to a large part related to tax services.
Peter Ekberg, authorized public accountant, served as auditor in charge.
Other services mainly pertain to advisory services for income tax relating to employee benefits.