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Unformatted text preview: and an overall evaluation of financial statement presentation. Finally, the scope paragraph asserts the auditor’s belief that the audits provide a reasonable basis for the opinion to be expressed in the report. The third paragraph contains the auditor’s opinion concerning the fairness of the financial statements based on the audit evidence. Note two important phrases contained in this paragraph. First, the phrase “present fairly . . . in conformity 9 A “clean” audit report is referred to as “unqualifed” by PCAOB auditing standards and as “unmodified” by AICPA and international auditing standards. See Chapters 2 and 18. mes25435_ch01_001-032.indd 22 26/05/11 9:24 PM Confirming Pages Chapter 1 EXHIBIT 1–1 An Introduction to Assurance and Financial Statement Auditing 23 The Auditor’s Standard Unqualified Report—Comparative Financial Statements (with explanatory paragraph) Title: REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM Addressee: To the Stockholders of EarthWear Clothiers Introductory paragraph: We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of EarthWear Clothiers as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the related consolida...
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