logo image
Print this page

Bank Audit Letters

Thu, Jan 24, 2013

As many of our members are aware, not all Irish banks are processing Auditor Bank Confirmation Letters in the format previously used

Some of the banks have centralised their processing (or are in the process of doing so) and they require the account number or branch name to help speed up their processing. 

To facilitate faster processing and ensuring that the Banks do not reject the letters we suggest that auditors include the account number and branch sort code. 

We understand that the banks want one account number and sort code only, as well as client name and address.  Once this is provided they undertake to supply details of all accounts held by that client.  The account number is for ease of identification only. 

The banks are aware that there are some letters already submitted that do not contain account numbers.  We have requested, through the IBF, that the banks process these letters.  However, they may return bank letters to auditors seeking the additional information.


The bank letter is usually signed by the authorised account signatories.  AIB uniquely are seeking that the bank letter is signed by directors/secretary of the company.  These may not be the authorised account signatories.  If your client holds accounts with AIB please be aware of this when you are completing the bank letters. [update: AIB are now accepting authorised account signatories similar to the other banks]

Family Business book coverRecommended Reading
Family Business - A Survival Guide
By Kieran McCarthy

Family businesses can be found in every sector of the economy, in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of size, however, running a successful family business brings unique challenges which can affect its chances of survival and the transition to the next generation.

Chartered Accountants House

Chartered Accountatns HouseChartered Accountants House, home of Chartered Accountants Ireland, is Dublin's newest and best equipped conferencing centre for business. Our facilities are now open and we invite you to visit.


Chartered Accountants Ireland Logo

Chartered Accountants House, 47 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 637 7200

Chartered Accountants House, 32-38 Linenhall Street, Belfast, County Antrim BT2 8BG, United Kingdom‎

Tel: +44 28 90435840

CARB Logo GAA Logo




© Copyright Chartered Accountants Ireland 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Cookies & your privacy

District Societies: Leinster | Ulster | Cork | London | Western | Mid-Western | North West | Australian