Accounting and audit
The Group’s accounting is based on the principles of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS, as they are applicable in the EU) while taking into consideration the provisions of Section 315e HGB. The annual financial statements relevant for the disbursement and tax assessments, on the other hand, are prepared in accordance with the provisions of the German Commercial Code (HGB). Single and consolidated annual financial statements are audited by impartial chartered public accountants.
The General Meeting adopts a resolution appointing the auditor. Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Eschborn/Frankfurt am Main, has been appointed to perform the audit for fiscal year 2019. The Supervisory Board awards the audit engagement, determines the focal points of the audit and the audit fee and reviews the impartiality of the auditor.
Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has been the auditor for 1&1 Drillisch AG and the Group since fiscal year 2018. Mr Jens Kemmerich, chartered public accountant, has been in charge of the audit since fiscal year 2018.