Each group will select a listed public company from the ASX200.
Your group will identify the major audit risk areas (at least 2) for your selected company.
For each audit risk, your assignment should:
• explain the potential impact of the audit risk on the company’s financial statements and
• detail the auditing procedures to verify the account balances impacted by the risk
Note: While you can do background research etc. you shouldn’t start writing this assignment until after week 3. By this time you should have a better understanding of what auditing is based on what you have learnt from the lectures and text (and other) reading/research.
In doing this assignment you should use the concepts you have learnt from this subject and your own research.
Important: you are the independent or external auditors of the company and your ‘job’ is to express an opinion on the truth and fairness of the accounts.
Some business risks are material and relevant to the external audit but others e.g. shoplifting in a retail environment whilst important (to the business) would not be material from an external audit perspective.
Remember to link the risks back to the account balances you are expressing an opinion on.