Direct financial interest

A direct financial interest is a financial interest that is owned directly by an individual or entity, or which is under the control of an individual or entity, or which is beneficially owned through an investment vehicle or other intermediary.

The concept is an essential one for auditors, who need to be aware of their financial interests in attest clients. Direct financial interests will generally impair an auditor’s independence in relation to an attest client, which will require the auditor to terminate the engagement with the client.

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