Principles and procedure of preparing financial statements are in particular regulated by the International Financial Reporting Standards, act on accounting and internal procedures functioning in Enea SA Establishment of systems of internal control and risk management as regards the process of preparation of consolidated financial statements aims particularly at guaranteeing the completeness and correctness of financial information included in financial statements and interim reports.
The Management Board of Enea SA is responsible for the internal control system in Enea Capital Group and its effectiveness in the process of drawing up financial statements and periodic reports. The task of an effective internal control system in financial reporting is to ensure that the financial information set out in financial statements and periodic reports is complete and correct.
Financial statements and periodic reports and monthly management and operating reporting applied by Enea SA are based on data derived from the financial and bookkeeping system of the Company. After all the predetermined processes of closing the books of account at the end of each month have been carried out, detailed management reports on financial and operational matters are drawn up. Those reports are drawn up by the Controling Department, with the participation of middle and senior managers from individual organisational units. In relation to the completed reporting periods, not only financial results of the Company are subject to a detailed analysis, but also particular business areas.
The Company also carries out annual reviews of business and financial strategies and plans. Middle and senior management personnel are particularly engaged in the process of detailed planning and budgeting, which covers all the areas of Enea Capital Group's operations. The Company's Board adopts the material and financial plan prepared by the Controlling Department, and the Supervisory Board approves that plan. During the year, the Company's Board supervises the realisation of goals specified in the approved material and financial plan. The management cockpit developed by the Controlling Department constitutes a valuable source of information for the Supervisory Board on the current financial situation, environment and the level of realisation of goals in the critical areas.
The Company applies coherent accounting principles and presents financial data in financial statements, periodic financial reports and other reports disclosed to the shareholders.
Enea Capital Group regularly assesses the quality of its internal control and risk management systems with regard to the process of drawing up financial statements. On the basis of
an assessment, the Management Board of Enea SA confirms that as at 31 December 2014 there were no irregularities that could significantly affect the effectiveness of internal control as it relates to financial reporting.
One of the basic elements of control in the process of drawing up financial statements of Enea SA and the Enea Capital Group is the verification of the financial statements by an independent auditor. The tasks of the auditor include in particular: a review of the mid‐year financial statements and an audit of the non‐consolidated and consolidated annual financial statements. The independent auditor is selected by the Supervisory Board. Once the auditor has completed auditing the financial statements, they are sent to the members of the Company's Supervisory Board, which assesses the non-consolidated and consolidated financial statements with regard to their compliance with the books of account, documents and the factual status. Under the provisions of the Accountancy Act, the members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board are obliged to ensure that the financial statements and the report on operations fulfil the requirements set out in that act.
The internal audit function, performed by the Control and Audit Office is an important element of the internal control system. The internal audit in Enea Capital Group is independent, and accountable to the Audit Committee acting as part of the Supervisory Board.
The basic tasks of an internal audit include e.g. a review and evaluation of processes and the control mechanisms in Enea Capital Group, and monitoring of and recommendations for improvements in the risk management system and corporate governance.