corporate auditing assessment

4 pages paper

Background
According to ISA/ASA 240 The auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud in an audit of financial statements (https://www.auasb.gov.au/admin/file/content102/c3/ASA_240_Compiled_2015.pdf):
‘When identifying and assessing the risks of material misstatement due to fraud, the auditor shall, based on a presumption that there are risks of fraud in revenue recognition, evaluate which types of revenue, revenue transactions or assertions give rise to such risks.’

Required:
Draft an email to your Audit Manager – Mrs Williams in which you address the following:
1. Relying on the information in ISA/ASA 240 (refer to link above). Explain the difference between the responsibility of management, those charged with governance and the auditor in relation to the prevention and detection of fraud.
2. Discuss the misconception that exists in society surrounding the role of the auditor in relation to the prevention and detection of fraud in an audit of financial statements.
3. Provide three reasons why an auditor presumes that there are potential risks of fraud relating to revenue recognition in entities. Make sure that you explain your reasons clearly
4. Provide 2 examples (including some detail) of cases of revenue misstatements that have been reported in the media.

 

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