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As a top accounting firm, we strive to empower businesses with accurate financial information and insights that drive informed decision-making. Whether you require assistance with bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, or tax compliance, we are committed to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. By entrusting your accounting responsibilities to us, you can focus on your core business operations with the confidence that your financial matters are in capable hands.

Indonesia Accounting Services

Our accounting services follow the accounting standards set forth in the Limited Liability Company Law and the Tax laws of Indonesia. It is important to note that accounting goes beyond mere bookkeeping and encompasses a comprehensive system that ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.

By engaging our accounting services, you can benefit from a range of specialised services tailored to meet your specific needs. Some of the common accounting services we offer in Indonesia include:

In addition to these core services, we offer a range of other accounting services to support your business needs. These include filing annual returns, payroll tax reporting, compilation of accounts for dissolution or tax clearance purposes, advisory services, setting up proper accounting systems, auditing, taxation, and accounting solutions. We can provide partial or full accounting services, periodic financial statement preparation, tax filing, and tax computation.

Hiring an Accountant in Indonesia

While hiring an accountant in Indonesia can provide numerous benefits, it’s important to consider the potential disadvantages as well. Here are some drawbacks to keep in mind:

Cost

One of the main disadvantages is the financial cost associated with hiring an accountant. Professional accounting services typically come with a fee, which can add to your business expenses. For small businesses or startups with limited budgets, the cost of hiring an accountant may pose a challenge.

Dependency

When you hire an accountant, you are relying on their expertise and knowledge to handle your financial matters. This can create a certain level of dependency on the accountant, as you need to trust them with your sensitive financial information. Some business owners may prefer to have more control and oversight over their finances.

Familiarity with Industry

Accountants may not always have in-depth knowledge or experience in your specific industry. This can be a disadvantage if your business operates in a specialized sector with unique accounting requirements or regulations. In such cases, finding an accountant with industry-specific expertise may be challenging.

Workflow & Timeline Schedule for Accounting in Indonesia

The table below summarizes the key elements related to the implementation of accounting processes. It includes the required implementation documents, the opening balance requirements, data verification through supporting documents, and the timeline for discussion.

Documents Description
Legal Documents
  • Enterprise Registration Certificate (ERC),
  • Investment Registration Certificate (IRC),
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) for online access
  • E-signature for tax report lodgment
  • Deed of Establishment
Opening Balance
  • The previous year’s financial statement
  • Trial balance, and tax reports, along with the financial statement and trial balance from January to the previous monthly period (if applicable)
  • A comprehensive list of fixed assets, including tools, equipment, and instruments with historical cost and accumulated depreciation
  • Subsidiary details for Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Accrual and amortization schedule
Data Verification
  • Bank statements
  • Cash books (cash reports)
  • e-invoices (output invoices)
  • Expense documents (input e-invoices, receipts, payment vouchers, transfer slips)
  • Internal memos

The discussion process follows a specific timeline.

  • Data requests are made by the 2nd of the following month to collect the necessary financial data.
  • Data revision, if required, should be completed by the 8th of the following month to ensure accuracy.
  • Finally, on the 25th of the next month, Paul Hype Page provides the draft of the Financial Statement for review and feedback.

Your Questions, Answered

We’ve picked the top questions that we get asked the most when it comes to accounting services in Indonesia.

Are there any penalties for non-compliance with accounting and tax regulations? 2023-08-16T09:29:13+08:00

Yes, failure to comply with accounting and tax regulations in Indonesia may result in penalties and fines imposed by the tax authorities. It is crucial to maintain accurate records, meet reporting deadlines, and adhere to the applicable accounting and tax requirements to avoid any penalties.

Is it mandatory for small businesses to prepare audited financial statements?2023-08-16T09:28:58+08:00

Small businesses that do not meet the criteria mentioned earlier are generally not required to have their financial statements audited. However, they are still required to maintain proper accounting records and comply with tax reporting ob

Is it mandatory for companies in Indonesia to be audited?2023-08-16T09:28:35+08:00

In accordance with the Company Law in Indonesia, limited liability companies are required to have their financial statements audited by a registered public accountant if they fulfil any of the following conditions:

Companies with total assets surpassing 50 billion rupiah (equivalent to US$3.36 million).

Publicly listed companies.

Companies that issue debt instruments.

Specific categories of state-owned enterprises.

Companies involved in the collection or management of public funds, such as banks and insurance companies.

What is the role of an auditor in the accounting process?2023-08-16T09:26:08+08:00

An auditor plays a crucial role in verifying and assessing the accuracy and reliability of a company’s financial statements. They conduct an independent examination of the financial records, assess internal controls, and provide an audit opinion to enhance the credibility and transparency of the financial information

What is the deadline for filing financial statements in Indonesia?2023-08-16T09:25:46+08:00

The financial statements must be prepared and filed within four months after the end of the company’s fiscal year. For example, if the fiscal year ends on December 31st, the financial statements must be submitted by April 30th of the following year.

How often should financial statements be prepared and submitted in Indonesia?2023-08-16T09:25:29+08:00

Financial statements should be prepared at least once a year and submitted to the relevant authorities, such as the Ministry of Finance or the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK), depending on the company’s size and industry.

What are the requirements for maintaining accounting records in Indonesia?2023-08-16T09:25:16+08:00

All companies in Indonesia are required to maintain proper accounting records, including ledgers, journals, financial statements, and supporting documents.

What are the accounting standards used in Indonesia?2022-07-15T10:49:06+08:00

The accounting standard in Indonesia is the Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards (Standar Akuntansi Keuangan – SAK).

Is Indonesia using IFRS?2022-07-15T10:48:48+08:00

Indonesia has not adopted the IFRS standards for reporting by domestic companies.

How often do I need to do my accounting?2022-07-15T10:47:19+08:00

Depending on your volume of activity, some companies do daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly accounting. As long come the company’s financial year end, there is reasonable accuracy achieved in compiling accounts for accurate tax reporting.

Is a professional accountant necessary for businesses?2022-07-15T10:47:05+08:00

It is highly encouraged for every business to have a professional accountant to comply with the annual compliance and avoid penalties.

What are the penalties for missing the Annual Financial Statements filing deadline in Indonesia?2022-07-15T10:46:47+08:00

Companies who failed to file their Annual Financial Statements via Ministry of Trade’s portal might experience the following consequences:

  • Written warning
  • Revocation of company business and/or operational permit or commercial permit
  • Recommendation of revocation of company business and/or operational permit or commercial permit

The warning shall be sent within 14 days, for up to 3 times.

Is Bali tax free?2021-11-09T14:30:36+08:00

There are no taxes on capital or assets, apart from the land and building tax. 

How do I file my tax return in Indonesia?2021-11-09T14:30:24+08:00

An individual taxpayer can submit an annual tax return through the e-filing system provided by the Indonesian Tax Office (ITO). Starting 2013, the DGT has actively encouraged companies to perform collective registration for their employees to ease e-filing registration.

How much tax do you pay in Indonesia?2021-11-09T14:30:09+08:00

Non-resident taxpayers are subject to tax at a flat rate of 20% on all Indonesian-source income. If the resident individual does not have a required Tax Identification Number, the tax rates for withholding tax on employment income are increased by 20%. As a result, the rates range from 6% to 36%. 

What is the major difference between psak Indonesia financial Accounting Standards and IFRS interim reporting?2021-11-09T14:29:29+08:00

IFRS 17 supersedes IFRS 4. differences noted are as follows: PSAK 1 defines that IFAS consists of the Statements of Financial Accounting Standards, their interpretations and financial reporting rules issued by capital market authorities. IAS 1 does not include the latter. 

Why Outsource Your Accounting Function

Outsourcing your accounting services in Indonesia offers numerous advantages for your growing business. The complexities of managing financial information and the risk of overlooking errors can be mitigated by entrusting this function to experienced accountants in Paul Hype Page.

COST EFFECTIVE, PAY LESS

Instead of hiring full-time employees, you can redirect those financial resources towards business growth. Engaging accounting services provides you with “instant employees” who are already well-equipped with the necessary skills, eliminating the need for recruiting and training.

DRIVE CORE BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Outsourcing also relieves you of the burden of meeting deadlines associated with financial reporting. By entrusting these tasks to professionals, you can focus your time and energy on other crucial aspects of your business, such as strategy and growth.

ACCURATE, TIMELY FINANCIAL REPORTING

In-house accountants might find it easier to manipulate numbers in order to make them appear more favorable to individual companies.

On the other hand, while outsourcing accounting services, the accountants will be overseeing all reports not directly related to the information, minimizing the chances of fraud.

STAY UPDATED WITH LATEST REGULATIONS

Stay assured that compliance with Indonesian laws will be met, as the experts entrusted are updated with the latest regulations and legislation relating to accounting.

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