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auditor’s concern is the possibility that the client may not be able to continue its operations or
meet its obligations for a “reasonable period of time.” For this purpose, a reasonable period of
time is considered not to exceed:
a. six months from the date of the financial statements.
b. one year from the date of the financial statements.
c. six months from the date of the audit report.
d. one year from the date of the audit report. 43.
d When the auditor concludes that there is substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue
as a going concern, the appropriate audit report would be:
a. an unqualified opinion with an explanatory paragraph.
b. a disclaimer of opinion.
c. neither a nor b.
d. either a or b. 44.
c An auditor may not issue a qualified opinion when:
a. a scope limitation prevents the auditor from completing an important audit procedure.
b. the auditor’s report refers to the work of a spet.
c. the auditor lacks independence with respect to the audited entity.
d. an accounting principle at variance with GAAP is used. 45.
b When a company’s financial statements contain a departure from GAAP with which the auditor
concurs, the departure should be explained in:
a. the scope paragraph.
b. an explanatory paragraph that appears before the opinion paragraph.
c. the opinion paragraph.
d. an explanatory paragraph after the opinion paragraph. 46.
b Which of the following representations does an auditor make explicitly and which implicitly
when issuing an unqualified opinion?
Explicitly 1-136 b.
c William Gregory, CPA, is the principal auditor for a multi-national corporation. Another CPA
has examined and reported on the financial statements of a significant subsidiary of the
corporation. Gregory is satisfied with the independence and professional reputation of the other
auditor, as well as the quality of the other auditor’s examination. With respect to his report on
the consolidated financial statements, taken as a whole, Gregory:
a. must not refer to the examination of the other auditor.
b. must refer to the examination of the other auditor.
c. may refer to the examination of the other auditor.
d. may refer to the examination of the other auditor, in which case Gregory must include in
the auditor’s report on the consolidated financial statements a qualified opinion with
respect to the examination of the other auditor. 48.
d A company has changed its method of inventory valuation from an unacceptable one to one in
conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor’s report on the financial
statements of the year of the change should include:
a. no reference to consistency.
b. a reference to a prior period adjustment in the opinion paragraph.
c. an explanatory paragraph that justifies the change and explains the impact of the change
on reported net income.
d. an explanatory paragraph explaining the change. 49. (Public)
a Sarbanes-Oxley requires auditors of a public company to audit a company’s financial statements
and attest to management’s report on the effectiveness of internal control over financial
reporting. What type of assurance does the auditor provide in this report?
a. Positive assurance on the financial statements and on the effectiveness of internal control
over financial reporting.
b. Positive assurance on the financial statements and negative assurance on the effectiveness
of internal control over financial reporting.
c. Limited assurance on the financial statements and on the effectiveness of internal control
over financial reporting.
d. There is no guidance on what level of assurance to provide. 50.
c Whenever the client imposes restrictions on the scope of the audit, the auditor should be
concerned that management may be trying to prevent discovery of misstatements. In such cases,
the auditor will likely issue a:
a. disclaimer of opinion in all cases.
b. qualification of both scope and opinion in all cases.
c. disclaimer of opinion whenever materiality is in question.
d. qualification of both scope and opinion whenever materiality is in question. 51.
b CPAs issue several types of “special audit reports.” Which of the following circumstances
would not require the issuance of a special audit report?
a. The client’s financial statements are prepared using the cash basis.
b. The client’s financial statements are prepared using the accrual basis.
c. The CPA has been retained to audit only the current assets.
d. The CPA has been retained to review the internal control system, not the financial
b When a qualified or adverse opinion is issued, the qualifying paragraph is inserted:
a. between the introductory and scope paragraphs.
b. between the scope and opinion paragraphs.
c. after the opinion paragraph, as a fourth paragraph.
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