No. 227

Ministry of Economy and Finance,

Royal Government of Cambodia,

Pursuant to the exigent needs of the present economic and financial situation;

It is hereby decided:

Article 1:

That all business accounts and revenues declarations of businesses subject to business tax shall be certified by a private auditing firm duly admitted by the Ministry of Economy and Finances.

Article 2:

The registrar of private auditing firms shall be publicly listed and kept in the Department of Taxation.

Article 3:

To be admitted by the Ministry of Economy and Finances, private auditing firms are required to fulfill the following conditions:

  1. Must be a Chartered Accountant or Auditor, or possess an equivalent certificate duly recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Finances
  2. Be of Khmer citizenship
  3. Never been sentenced of the followings :
  1. Be at least 25 years of age
  2. Having good morals.

The Department of Taxation shall have the right to conduct character checks of the applicant.

Article 4:

All applicants applying for the opening of an auditing firm are considered as professionals and can not hold any positions in any companies they are conducting the audits.

Article 5:

All applicants shall provide proof that they have suitable amenities to conduct their works.

Article 6:

Applicant applying for the opening of an auditing firm as a representative of an auditing firm located outside Cambodia shall be duly appointed as the representative of such foreign auditing firm. Such foreign auditing firm shall be duly registered in their country of practice.

Article 7:

Applications to be registered in the Registrar of auditing firms shall be sent to the Department of Taxation of the Ministry of Economy and Finances, along with other documents specifically mentioned in Articles 3 and 6.

Article 8:

The Minister of Economy and Finances or his representative can delete the name of the auditing firm from the Registrar for the following causes:

The deletion of the name of the auditing firm from the Registrar can temporary or permanent.

Article 9:

The Ministry of Economy and Finances, the Department of Taxation, the Department of Accounting, other relevant departments, state-owned enterprises, quasi-state-owned enterprises and all private enterprises shall be responsible for implementing and applying this Declaration within their respective capacity.

Article 10:

Any provisions contrary to this Declaration shall be annulled.


Senior Minister and

Minister of Economy and Finance

Sam Rainsy