Wikidata:Property proposal/external auditor

external auditorEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Organization

Descriptionexternal company or person appointed to audit a business' or an organization's books, requirement for many companies
Representsexternal auditor (Q3344190)
Data typeItem
Domainorganization (Q43229), usually company (Q783794); some types of business (Q4830453)
Example 1Apple Inc. (Q312)Ernst & Young LLP (Q98525448)
Example 2Microsoft Corporation (Q2283)Deloitte & Touche LLP (Q75746293)
Example 3McDonald’s (Q38076)Ernst & Young LLP (Q98525448)
Example 4Enron (Q327646)Arthur Andersen (Q392730)
See also


Using significant person (P3342) doesn't seem optimal (Add your motivation for this property here.) --- Jura 16:15, 20 August 2020 (UTC)


  •   Support Given that "significant person" only works for for people and not for institutions. ChristianKl❫ 23:19, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Good idea. --Jklamo (talk) 15:22, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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  • I see the need for such a property. However, without any qualifiers, the statement seems to broad, because auditors can change from year to year and also for different purposes (e.g. different auditor for annual report [investor relations], than for tax report [revenue service], or different auditor for the different entities of a conglomerate). Generally, I would say, I see a stronger relationship between an auditor and a specific document, than between the auditor and "an enterprise". Mandatory qualifiers could help. Thus   Neutral for now. --MB-one (talk) 17:43, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
    • That people can change isn't much different from other properties for companies. If these change, statements end up having start time, end time, or point in time qualifiers. As board member (P3320), this is for a specific function within a company, not any person with that occupation hired by a company. If you have some in mind, maybe we could look at a few companies to see where several values would co-occurr, e.g. similar to a co-chief executive officer (P169), and what qualifier we should use (e.g. "object has role"). --- Jura 07:56, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Done. --Paperoastro (talk) 11:13, 30 August 2020 (UTC)