Stock Audit

Stock audit is a statutory process which every business institution needs to perform at least once in a financial year. As far the stock audit process is concerned, the process mainly involves the counting of physical stock presenting the specified premises and verifying the same with computed stock maintained by the company. The reason and purpose behind executing this is to correct the discrepancies present in the book stock when compared to physical stock by passing necessary adjustment entries.

Reasons why one should look forward for the stock audit :
  • To update the opening stock details.
  • To identify the discrepancy between book stocks also known as computed stock and physical stock.
  • To update the actual physical stock as book stock.  
  • To ensure proper preservation and handling of stocks.

List Of Documents Required For Stock Audit:

1. Stock Statement as on date of verification
2. Provisional balance Sheet, Trial balance as on date of verification.
3. Latest audited financials.
4. Stock Insurance policy if any
5. Invoices of Purchases, Sales
6. Stock Register Report this ad
7. Method of valuation of closing stock
8. Stock list of non-moving, obsolete, dead stock.
9. Documents relating to constitution of the business
10. Debtors and Creditors list for latest 6 months.