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Unformatted text preview: be taken into consideration. The performance of ATT would have a considerable impact on the return Franklin would receive. 4. There is not enough independence between Nancy Sodama and her audit. Since she is a close friend to the owner and former employee of the small business, she has a close tie to the audit and incentive to manipulate the audit report. Her past and current associations with this small business are not independent enough for her to be able to audit the company. 5. I think there is enough independence between Mark Jacobs and the First City audit. Since he is only borrowing the mortgage loan on normal terms, the fact that he has been assigned to audit the company should not really matter. It would be unnecessary for the company conducting the audit to prohibit anyone with a loan or association to First City from working on the audit....
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- Spring '11