ILTSA Charter


To outline minimum standards of service, and therefore strengthen and maintain the confidence of the general public and the profession, in the conduct and service of those qualified by the I.L.T.S.A.

Standards required from a qualified Stock Auditor

To be qualified in:

  • Practical stocktaking
  • Stock valuations
  • Spirit testing
  • Basic V.A.T.
  • Producing and interpreting stock results
  • Cellar control and multi bar results
  • Food and retail stocktaking
  • All other ancillary aspects of licensed trade stocktaking

All members are required to pass a comprehensive examination before they are entitled to use the letters M.I.L.S.A. ( Member) or F.I.L.S.A. ( Fellow ).

What a qualified Stock Auditor has to offer:

  • A professional approach, backed by experience and knowledge.
  • A network of information and expertise available from specialists within the Institute.
  • Nationwide support from other qualified Stock Auditors.
  • As a member of a forward thinking, dynamic body all members are kept up to date with current stocktaking procedures.
  • Access to latest technology.
  • Access to support for holiday / sickness relief.

Complaints procedure:

While we do not indemnify our Stock Auditors, in the unlikely event that a complaint should be made concerning one of our members, the matter will be considered by the Institute in accordance with the complaints procedure.

If the complaint is upheld by the Institute, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. In the case of serious malpractice, the member may be asked to resign from the Institute.


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