dedicating all our efforts to the execution of the most perfect service
possible, in every respect, including the entire broad field the auditor
must consider. Through this policy our clients increased, we attained
a reputation and prestige among important business firms and continued
preparing our auditors to be highly competent in their profession.
Then we began our second phase little by little. This was to move
closer to American standards, applying an auditing service less extensive,
but deeper and more analytical. This evolution has been slow
and has entailed sacrifices, because it demands major alterations in the
entire internal organization, which became difficult due to the simultaneous
existence of two different processes. However, we believe that
we are quite near our objectives. Our clients are beginning to understand
that what we now offer them is the true auditing service and,
what is more important, the service that best attends to their own
interests. We cannot, at the moment, reduce the horizontal extension
of our auditing service down to the point which we consider desirable.
The clients and the environment in general are still very poorly educated
in this respect, so we must continue to make some concessions
to them in the volume of work they expect. However we can state that
in the course of the ensuing years, our firm will be striving to work
within the international standards.
As to the results, we find that they have been very good for our
clients and for us as well.
Partners of TROBAS, Sao Paulo discuss problems with Robert
Fulton, manager of our South American Central Office. From left,
Helmuth Probst, Roberto Drey fuss, Mr. Fulton, Jorge Fischer, Junior.