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External Auditor

The Difference Between External Auditing and Internal Auditing Jessica LeGrand Auditing – ACCT 420 Mrs. Hayes October 30th, 2012 Auditing was primarily as a method to maintain governmental accountancy and for record-keeping. It wasn’t until the 1800s during the Industrial Revolution that auditing expanded into a fraud detection and financial accountability field. Now audits are performed to manage and confirm the correctness of a company's accounting procedures. Auditing evolved into...

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Difference of Internal and External Auditor

Compare the responsibilities of internal auditor and external auditor in relation to: I. The design and operations of systems and controls Internal auditor | External auditor | Internal auditing activity is primarily directed at improving internal control.  Internal auditors perform audits to evaluate whether the systems and processes are designed and operated effectively as well as providing recommendations for improvement. | External auditors may be called upon to determine if an organization's...

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Internal and External Auditors duty overlap

(by an outside firm). As defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), "Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Internal Auditors' roles include monitoring, assessing, and analyzing organizational...

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THE NEED FOR AN INTERNAL AUDITOR REPORT TO EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE TRANSPARENCY

 Quistions on Academic Research Case The need for an Internal Auditor Report to External Stakeholders to Improve Governance Transparency Naimah AlBaharnah Prof. Liotta, Joseph P AC629, Contemporary Issues In Auditing June 19, 2014 What is the issue being addressed in the paper? 
 Sarbanes Oxley mandates requires all public companies to establish internal controls and procedures for financial reporting. In addition they must document, test and maintain those controls and procedures to ensure...

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Why Is It Important for External Auditors to Be Independent? Relate Your Answer to the Primary Role of External Auditors. Give Examples of Specific Ways the Lack of Auditor Independence May Impact Adversely on an Audit.

Individual Coursework Essay Topic: Why is it important for external auditors to be independent? Relate your answer to the primary role of external auditors. Give examples of specific ways the lack of auditor independence may impact adversely on an audit. In 2001, there was an event that had shaken the whole business world. The crash of Enron in US, followed by worldwide collapse of its auditor, Arthur Andersen. It was a greatest corporate failure uncovered in...

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The Importance of External Auditor’s Independence

The Importance of External Auditor’s Independence According to Gillespie, Lewis and Hamilton (2004:221) an audit is: “a scrutiny of the accounts by a qualified auditor who carries out checks on the figures so as to establish whether the accounts show a true and fair view of the results and the financial position of the entity.” According to Wikipedia (2011a), auditor independence refers to “an attitude of mind characterized by integrity and an objective approach to the audit process”. Independent...

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Roles and responsibilities of auditors, CEO, directors

Auditing and Assurance – Assignment 1 Ashley Erasmus With reference to Caltex Australia 2012 Annual Report discuss the following: The role and responsibilities of Auditors and Company Board of Directors and the CEO and Senior Management with respect to the Accounting information reported on in the Annual report. The roles and responsibilities of a Board of Directors vary according to the nature of the company. They are usually responsible for determining the strategic direction of the business...

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auditor independence

Auditor Independence: An Impossible Dream In recent months there has been much discussion about the independence of CPA auditors; the leadership of the AICPA, the Auditing Standards Board, the Public Oversight Board, the Independence Standards Board, and most recently the proposed independence rules promulgated by the SEC have all attempted to clarify and strengthen auditor independence. Several newspaper and magazine articles have also addressed the issue. In my opinion, all the efforts to...

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Role of Auditors and the Auditor's Report

Q 2.5 ■ The external auditor is the person appointed by the local government under the Local Government Act 1995 to undertake an audit of the accounts and financial report for each financial year. ■ The internal auditor is the person appointed by the local government to undertake an audit of the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control structure and may include financial controls, legislative compliance, information systems, employment practices and risk management. The primary role...

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The Responsibility of the External Auditor and the Management of the Entity Being Audited with Relation Fraud and Error.

The responsibility of the external auditor and the management of the entity being audited with relation fraud and error. 1.Introduction Fraud is defined as something that is intended to deceive people and error is defined as something unintentionally done wrong, e.g. as a result of poor judgment or lack of care by Encarta English Dictionary. After the collapse of great companies like Enron, and World com to mention a few, it has raised eyebrows the involvement of auditors in these failed companies...

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