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Theory and procedures of (external) financial statement auditing including ethics and auditing standards generally accepted in the US.

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The Need for Internal Control
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At the end of this section, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

Define “internal control.”
Explain a company’s need for internal control policies and procedures.
Describe the effect that a company’s internal control has on the work of the independent auditor.

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Accounting
Business and Communication
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12/05/2018
Performing an Audit
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At the end of this section, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe the goal of an auditor in examining an account balance.
List audit tests that might be performed on an account receivable total.
Understand the reason that an independent auditor only provides reasonable assurance and not absolute assurance.

Subject:
Accounting
Business and Communication
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12/05/2018
The Purpose and Content of an Independent Auditor’s Report
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At the end of this section, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

Describe the purpose of the independent auditor’s report.
Identify the intended beneficiaries of an independent auditor’s report.
Discuss the contents of the introductory, scope, and opinion paragraphs in an independent auditor’s report.
List problems that might impact the contents of an independent auditor’s report.
Indicate the method used by decision-makers to determine whether an independent auditor has been unable to issue an unqualified opinion.

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Accounting
Business and Communication
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LibreText
Date Added:
12/05/2018
The Role of the Independent Auditor in Financial Reporting
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At the end of this section, students should be able to meet the following objectives:

Understand the purpose of an independent audit.
List the two primary components of an independent audit.
Explain the function of an independent audit firm.
Describe the steps required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
List the various services provided by many public accounting firms. 6. Discuss the necessity for the creation of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and describe its function.

Subject:
Accounting
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
LibreText
Date Added:
12/05/2018