We were engaged by the Board of Directors of DFCC Bank PLC (“Bank”) to provide assurance on the Directors’ Statement on Internal Control (“Statement”) included in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2019.
Management is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the Statement in accordance with the “Guidance for Directors of Banks on the Directors’ Statement on Internal Control” issued in compliance with the Section 3 (8) (ii) (b) of the Banking Act Direction No. 11 of 2007, by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Our responsibility is to issue a report to the Board on the statement based on the work performed. We conducted our engagement in accordance with Sri Lanka Standard on Assurance Engagements SLSAE 3050 – Assurance Report for Banks on Directors’ Statement on Internal Control issued by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Our engagement has been conducted to assess whether the Statement is both supported by the documentation prepared by or for Directors and appropriately reflects the process the Directors have adopted in reviewing the system of internal control for the Bank.
To achieve this objective, appropriate evidence has been obtained by performing the following procedures:
SLSAE 3050 does not require us to consider whether the Statement covers all risks and controls, or to form an opinion on the effectiveness of the Bank’s risk and control procedures. SLSAE 3050 also does not require us to consider whether the processes described to deal with material internal control aspects of any significant problems disclosed in the Annual Report will, in fact, remedy the problems.
Based on the procedures performed, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the Statement included in the section on Directors’ Statement of Internal Controls of this Annual Report is inconsistent with our understanding of the process the Board of Directors have adopted in the review of the design and effectiveness of internal control system over the financial reporting of the Bank.