Week 1 DQ1 - perform the audit to limit the audit risk by...

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Week 1,DQ 1 The ten Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) provide the foundation for all other auditing standards and interpretations. What is the definition of the standard of “due professional care”, and how might a court decide whether an audit firm met the standard? Due professional care of the GAAS calls for an auditor to consistently observe the standards of fieldwork and reporting to effectively prove that the auditor has complied with this standard. In order for an auditor to achieve this standard, proper training combined with experience must be met. An auditor collects and gathers all facts about the company being audited and then the auditor’s professional judgment will be used so that a fair, accurate, and honest judgment of the company’s financial statement will be reported. The due professional care standard has to aspects (reasonable assurance and professional skepticism). Reasonable assurance consists of a high-level of assurance that the auditor is expected to plan and
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Unformatted text preview: perform the audit to limit the audit risk by gathering sufficient and appropriate data. Professional skepticism calls for an auditor to have the mind-set of the possibility of fraud and to have a critical evaluation of the data and how the data was obtained. Professional skepticism also calls for the auditor to not allow data that is not persuasive. Through a State’s government, the State Board of Accountancy issues CPA licenses. State laws indicate the importance of a CPA following the AICPA Code. This gives the AICPA Code legal enforceability. A CPA found to be in violation of this code can result in temporary to permanent revocation of his or her CPA designation. Investigations of ethics violations can be carried out by the AICPA, the State Board of Accountancy, and the State Society of CPAs. SOX was created In 2002 as an aid in deterring fraud by eliminating conflicts of interest and incentive packages for CPA firms....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ACCT 490 taught by Professor Richard during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Long Beach.

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