This letter is to confirm our understanding of the terms and objectives of our engagement and the nature of the services we will provide.
We will audit the consolidated balance sheet of Apollo Shoes as of year end 2007, and the related consolidated statements of operations, retained earnings, and cash flows.
The objective of our audit is the expression of an opinion about whether your consolidated financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Our audit will be conducted in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States and will include tests of your accounting records and other procedures we consider necessary to enable us to express such an opinion. If our opinion is other than unqualified, we will discuss the reasons with you in advance. If, for any reason, we are unable to complete the audit or are unable to form or have not formed an opinion, we may decline to express an opinion or to issue a report as a result of this engagement.
Our procedures will include tests of documentary evidence supporting the transactions recorded in the accounts, tests of the physical existence of inventories, and direct confirmation of receivables and payables and certain other assets and liabilities by correspondence with selected customers, creditors, and financial institutions. Also, we will plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. Because an audit is designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance and because we will not perform a detailed examination of all transactions, there is a risk that material errors, fraud, or illegal acts, may exist and not be detected by us. In addition, an audit is not designed to detect immaterial errors, fraud, or other illegal acts or illegal acts that...