RSM India

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)

Our service offerings for the BFSI industry

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) is set to grow exponentially in India due to the rising per capita income, introduction of new products, innovation in technology, expanding distribution, networking and increasing customer awareness of financial products. BFSI Industry has seen bold reforms in the last 15 years and will continue to be a top priority focus industry for India’s economic development based on inclusive growth.

Opportunities and Challenges:

  • BFSI industry is set to grow significantly in the coming years due to India’s economic expansion and growing awareness among the population of these financial products / services
  • New and wider products will provide immense opportunities to develop niche areas
  • The industry has adopted IT as an integral part of business strategy, where RSM is well positioned to provide various services on such IT platforms
  • High supervision by regulators will require constant vigilance and need to adopt measures to mitigate risks based on various control measures including ‘Risk Based Audits’ (RBA) as provided by:
    • The Reserve Bank of India in its RBA guidelines to banks
    • The Insurance Regulatory authority of India (IRDA) to the insurance industry
    • Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the mutual fund industry

How we can help:

  • Concurrent audit of Central Processing Centre
  • Concurrent audit of Regional Processing Centre
  • Concurrent audit and Internal audit of Branch Operations
  • ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) audit
  • Trade Finance audit
  • Operations Manual compilation job
  • Retail Liability audit
  • Manpower assessment services
  • ERM Framework designing services
  • Retail Assets audit
  • Depository Participant audit
  • Certification Report (A1 & A2 Forms for Forex)
  • Certification Report for Central Depository Services Limited
  • Certification Report for National Depository Services Limited
  • Stock audits on periodical basis
  • Audit of hypothecated securities on a periodical basis
  • SOX audits / reviews for selected branch operations areas

Concurrent audits:

Concurrent audit is examinations which is contemporaneous with the occurrence of transactions or is carried out as near thereto as possible. It attempts to shorten the interval between a transaction and its examination by an independent person not involved in its documentation. Concurrent audit is essentially a management process integral to the establishment of sound internal accounting functions and effective controls and setting the tone for a vigilance internal audit to preclude the incidence of serious errors and fraudulent manipulations.

Concurrent audits conducted by us include:

  • Compliance review for ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) guidelines issued by the regulators
  • Review of all major ‘TAT’ (Turn Around Time) compliance set for major operational transactions
  • Identification of ‘Revenue Leakages’ due to incorrect income realization (incorrect interest recovery, short or non recovery of charges or penalties, etc.)
  • Continuous monitoring of systems and procedures including IT systems
  • Review for compliance to all major regulatory requirements as applicable to banking and financial industry
  • Review for compliance of the relevant Operational Manual applicable to various functions and reporting exceptions, if any and covers the following:
  • Corporate Banking and Trade Finance (Bill Discounting, Bank Guarantees, Packing Credit, Import and Export Remittances, etc.)
  • Retail Liability (Current Account, Savings Account, term deposits, etc.)
  • Retail Assets (Home Finance, Agricultural Finance, Personal Overdraft, etc.)
  • Cash Management services
  • Depository Participant Services
  • Credit Administration
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Finance


Advantage RSM:

  • RSM in India is consistently ranked amongst India’s top six accounting and consulting groups and globally RSM is the seventh largest audit, tax and consulting network
  • We have some of the major private, foreign and public sector banks as clientele
  • Large projects handled for Central Processing Centre (CPC) and Regional Processing Centre (RPC) at top private and foreign banks
  • Extensive experience in catering to the financial services sector in advisory, taxation and accounting matters across functions and geographies
  • Multi-disciplinary team of professionals comprising of Chartered Accountants, Management Graduates, Engineers, Company Secretaries, CISA / DISA, Cost Accountants and Law graduates

Newsflash - Rationalization of MAT provisions under Ind AS, in lines with CBDT committee recommendations, with certain changes

8 February 2017
With the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) notifying (Indian Accounting Standards) Ind AS implementation in a phased manner from financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2016, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) set up Accounting Standards Committee in June 2015 with a direction to suggest framework for Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) in view of transition

Newsflash - Clarifications on the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2016

20 January 2017
The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (Scheme) provides an opportunity to persons having undisclosed income in the form of cash or deposit in an account maintained with a specified entity to declare such income and pay tax, surcharge and  penalty totaling in all to 49.9 per cent.

Newsflash - Changes to Accounting Standards under Indian GAAP - Effective FY 2016-17 onwards

20 January 2017
The MCA vide notification dated 30 March 2016 issued the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2016 , amending the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 for companies following Indian GAAP accounting standards. These changes are relevant for companies that will prepare financial statements for FY 2016-17 under Indian GAAP.

Newsflash - Key changes in the new protocol to amend India-Singapore tax treaty

5 January 2017
With the revision to the India-Mauritius tax treaty to phase out capital gains tax exemption, it was only a matter of time before the Government turned its attention to the India- Singapore tax treaty. On 30th December 2016, India and Singapore signed a Third Protocol to amend their bilateral tax treaty. Two changes which stand out are:

Newsflash - Clarifications on Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

29 December 2016
The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016, (‘Scheme’)  which provides an opportunity for dispute settlement, can be availed up to 31st December, 2016.  The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)  issued its first set of clarification with regards to the Scheme on 12 September 2016 ( vide Circular no. 33 of 2016)

Newsflash - Clarifications on Indirect Transfer of Capital Asset under the Income-tax Act, 1961

29 December 2016
Under Section 9 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the IT Act), income arising from indirect transfer of assets situated in India is deemed to accrue or arise in India.

Newsflash - Income Tax - SC decision - Stage of deduction of sec10A would be while computing the gross total income of the eligible undertaking

23 December 2016
The Supreme Court (SC) has finally cleared the air about the true effect of the    provisions of section 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Earlier there was a lot of  confusion as to whether amended section 10A is a deduction section or an exemption  section.

Newsflash - Key Aspects of Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2016

23 December 2016
Post demonetization of the currency on 8 November 2016, a scheme namely, ‘Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016’ (‘the Scheme) was introduced by the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 which came into force on 15 December, 2016.

Newsflash: Ind AS Transition Facilitation Group (ITFG) issues Clarifications – Bulletin 6

6 December 2016
We summarise the ICAI’s ITFG clarifications on Ind AS applicability Ind AS Transition Facilitation Group (ITFG) formed by ICAI has issued Bulletin 6 that provides the following clarifications on Ind AS applicability:

Newsflash On The New Taxation Window To Declare Undisclosed Income In The Form of Cash Deposits

6 December 2016
With effect from 9th November, 2016, bank notes of existing series of denomination of the value of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 ceased to be legal tender as part of the monetization plan of the government directed to curb black money in the economy.

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