Assume that you are audit senior in an accounting firm. Your firm has recently won an audit for a company. However, your firm does not have any other clients that operate in this industry. Your audit partner is concerned about his lack of knowledge of the industry the company is operating in. He is aware of the requirements of ASA 315 (par 25 and 26).
Your audit partner asks you to prepare a memo on the ‘state of the company’s industry’ and associated risk factors.
a) Prepare a list of all useful sources that you can use to obtain the required knowledge.
b) Prepare a memo to the audit partner on the ‘state of the company’s industry’ and associated risk factors.
c) Suggested five most important general balance-related or transaction-related audit objectives based on your finding of the risk factors.
The length of the writing/essay must not exceed 1000 words. Words in Bibliography or Reference Lists section are not included in the word count.
Please note that this is an individual assignment and there is no tolerance for collaborations between students in completing this assignment. Assignment suspected of committing plagiarism will not be accepted.