Beginning The Audit Report

Topics: Audit, Internal control, Auditing Pages: 8 (1128 words) Published: November 17, 2014




November 01, 2014

Thomas House

Beginning the Audit Report


Directors of Apollo Shoes.

I would like to thank you for vesting your company and trust in our firm to be your auditors. In this letter an explanation of the general terms and the process of our audit will be defined. This is only an educational purpose letter and is not an agreement.


An audit is an examination and review of companies financial statements. The examination is performed with a view to portray an opinion of whether the companies financial statements prove a true and fair statues of the company. Auditing the activities of the company will be planned, executed properly and thoroughly reviewed to assure that all statements are in compliance with laws and regulations. The following is the process as to which our firm will be conducting the audit:

We have a strict clientele screening process, once the screening process of the company is concluded and confirms that you're company is an acceptable client we will proceed with the next step in the process.

Once the screening process is passed we might need to contact the companies previous auditor and have agreed consent from them to proceed. If the previous auditor does not consent or if your company does not allow us authority to contact he previous audit our firm will not perform the audit in your company.

After all consents have been given there will be an audit engagement letter that will be issued to your company, which would represent the agreement between your company and our firm. The agreement would give the fundamental basic terms of the way the audit will be performed and what expectations of the firm and company will be.

Once your company receives the engagement letter, all data will be collected from your company and the environment. The information collected will allow us to identify problem areas from prior audits.

When all data is gathered we will complete a risk assessment of the company so that the best audit approach may be selected.

For low risk companies we may test controls to analyze whether or not the companies internal controls are functioning followed by a smaller set of substantive testing.

If the company is high risk your internal controls are weak, we would will rely heavily on substantive testing in order to make sure that there is no misstatements in the companies accounts.

Whichever approach is chosen the analytical process during different parts of the audit will be the same.

Once the main work is completed we will review the audited work and bring forth any issues to you that have risen from the audit work.

When the issues are resolved (if any), the audit report will be issued. This would conclude our audit process on the companies accounts and statements for the year.

Attached you will find other documents which will give you a better understanding of the audit process. Please if you have any questions please feel free to write to us.

Thank you,

The auditors.


Engagement checklist

Engagement letter

Timeframes for the audit




Introductory letter sent to client

Screening process of client complete

First meeting with client complete

General issues were discussed with client

Consent to contact previous auditor requested

Detailed meeting with client discussing engagement terms held

Letter of engagement sent to client

Changes to scope made (if any)

Letter received by client and accepted

Audit timetable copy sent to client



Directors of Apollo Shoes.

This letter serves as representation that we will act as auditors for Apollo Shoes, therefore responsibility of the company and our firm in all...

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