b.To support the auditor’s initial assessment of control risk below maximum, the auditor performs procedures to determine that internal controls are operating effectively. Which of the following audit procedures is the auditor performing?(1)Tests of details of balances(2)Substantive tests of transactions(3)Tests of controls(4)Tests of trends and ratiosc.The primary objective of performing tests of controls is to obtain6
d.To test the effectiveness of controls, an auditor ordinarily selects from a variety of techniques, includingDISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS13-24 (Objectives 13-1, 13-2)The following are 11 audit procedures taken from an audit program:1.Foot the accounts payable trial balance and compare the total with the general ledger. test of details of balances2.Confirm accounts payable balances directly with vendors. test of details of balances3.Account for a sequence of checks in the cash disbursements journal to determine whether any have been omitted. 4.Examine vendors’ invoices to verify the ending balance in accounts payable. 5.Compare the balance in payroll tax expense with previous years. The comparison takes the increase in payroll tax rates into account. 6.Examine the internal auditor’s initials on monthly bank reconciliations as an indication of whether they have been reviewed. 7.Examine vendors’ invoices and other documentation in support of recorded transactions in the acquisitions journal. 8.Multiply the commission rate by total sales and compare the result with commission expense. 7
9.Examine vendors’ invoices and other supporting documents to determine whether large amounts in the repair and maintenance account should be capitalized. 10.Discuss the duties of the cash disbursements clerk with him and observe whether he has responsibility for handling cash or preparing thebank reconciliation. 11.Inquire about the accounts payable supervisor’s monthly review of a computer-generated exception report of receiving reports and purchase orders that have not been matched with a vendor invoice. test of controlRequireda.Indicate whether each procedure is a test of control, substantive test of transactions, analytical procedure, or a test of details of balances.b.Identify the type of evidence for each procedure.8
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