Johannesburg, South Africa and Brentwood, Tennessee, USA – June 28, 2012 – CQS Technology Holdings, one of South Africa’s leading software houses, today announced its partnership with, the world’s leading provider of secure audit confirmation services, Through this partnership, CQS will now offer the first-ever online audit confirmation solution to audit firms and financial institutions throughout Africa.

Currently, financial institutions in South Africa respond manually to paper confirmation requests from auditors because it’s the only available option. Through this partnership, CQS will provide financial institutions a more efficient process for responding to these requests. Additionally, CQS will offer audit firms a more streamlined process as well. The value to auditors is that automates the entire process from the initial request, validation, authorisation by the client as well as receiving the final confirmation from the bank. This saves tremendous time, and more importantly brings greater integrity to the process of validating the receivables, cash on hand and debt within financial statements.

“As a company we are always trying to find solutions to improve efficiencies and processes for all our clients. As a technology provider to audit firms, it is astonishing how disruptive paper-based audit confirmations can be to an auditor’s workflow,” said Ashley Cohen, CEO of CQS. “These paper and manual processes are inefficient not only for auditors, but for the banks and companies that respond to audit confirmation requests too. We are pleased that made the whole process more efficient and secure, and excited to now offer this solution to South African auditing firms as part of our partnership.”

“Growing our existing international footprint is extremely important to us because we have a significant number of auditors throughout the world who want to use globally instead of for only U.S.-based banks,” said Chris Schellhorn, President and CEO of “To support our goal of expanding our solution globally, it’s important to have key strategic partners like CQS. We look forward to working with them as we roll out in South Africa.”

In addition to the CQS partnership, recently added new bank responders in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They also signed a reseller agreement with Task Technology, a leading provider of auditing and financial reporting software to the professional accounting and corporate market in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

About is the creator and world’s leading provider of secure electronic audit confirmation services. It processes over $1 trillion in confirmation information annually for a majority of public companies, as well as private companies, non-profits and government agencies. In addition to its bank confirmation solution, the company provides solutions for more than 30 different types of audit confirmations including accounts receivable confirmations. is the Preferred Provider of Electronic Confirmations for the AICPA Trusted Business Advisor™ Solutions Program and is endorsed by the American Bankers Association. has also received numerous awards including being a multi-year alumnus on the Inc. 500 list for 2010 and 2011. Several hundred In-Network responding companies including all of the Top 10 banks in the U.S. and over 8,000 accounting firms in more than 100 countries trust for their audit confirmation needs. For more information, visit


Brett Chait, Director CQS Confirmations +27 11 507 0000
Ryan Mer, Director CQS Confirmations +27 11 507 0000