List of issued and valid certificates
A quality accounting service is important for the success of our clients and subsequently of the economy in general. In order for the activity to be provided to a high standard, the provider of accounting services must invest in education programmes, equipment, software, human resources and facilities. These all require an investment of financial resources as well as time. This makes it all the harder to understand the predatory pricing practised by some accounting firms on the Slovenian market. This is made possible by the fact that anyone can open an accounting firm, despite lacking appropriate formal or functional education, having extremely limited knowledge and no experience at all. Ignorance, unprofessional provision of accounting services or inexperience of accountants may result in companies partnering with such accounting services providers finding themselves in significant business difficulties.
The government has ignored arguments presented by the Chamber of Accounting Firms in favour of regulating the sector. A survey carried out in June 2013 and with a representative sample of 1,397 legal entities showed 78.8% of responding entrepreneurs agreeing that the market of accounting services providers should be regulated.
Due to the unfavourable market conditions faced by accounting firms and providers of accounting services and due to the market demands, the Management Board of the Chamber of Accounting Firms decided to regulate the sector in accordance with the Norwegian model. We have created a Standard for Providers of Accounting Services and presented it at our assembly in October 2014. We have no doubts about the real-life implementation of the standard, as it has garnered the support of all relevant stakeholders in our sector.
The Standard was written by the Chamber of Accounting Firms and has been in force since January 1, 2015.
Regulating our sector with the Standard for Providers of Accounting Services will protect the private and business clients of accounting firms. Ignorance, unprofessional provision of accounting services or inexperience of accountants may result in companies encountering serious business difficulties.
The purpose of this Standard is to define the basic conditions that must be met by the Provider when carrying out activities. The Standard defines the basic conditions for providing quality of carried-out activities, appropriate staff, working environment and an appropriate attitude towards the Clients.
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