Audit | Accounting homework help


1-19 (Objective 1-1) James Burrow is the loan officer for the National Bank of Dallas.

National has a loan of $325,000 outstanding to Regional Delivery Service, a company

specializing in delivering products of all types on behalf of smaller companies. National’s

collateral on the loan consists of 25 small delivery trucks with an average original cost of


Burrow is concerned about the collectibility of the outstanding loan and whether the

trucks still exist. He therefore engages Samantha Altman, CPA, to count the trucks, using

registration information held by Burrow. She was engaged because she spends most of

her time auditing used automobile and truck dealerships and has extensive specialized

knowledge about used trucks. Burrow requests that Altman issue a report stating the


1. Which of the 25 trucks is parked in Regional’s parking lot on the night of June 30,


2. Whether all of the trucks are owned by Regional Delivery Service.

3. The condition of each truck, using the guidelines of poor, good, and excellent.

4. The fair market value of each truck, using the current “blue book” for trucks, which

states the approximate wholesale prices of all used truck models, and also using the

poor, good, and excellent condition guidelines.

a . For each of the following parts of the definition of auditing, state which part of the

preceding narrative fits the definition:

(1) Information

(2) Established criteria

(3) Accumulating and evaluating evidence

(4) Competent, independent person

(5) Reporting results

b . Identify the greatest difficulties Altman is likely to have doing this audit.

1-22 (Objectives 1-3, 1-5) Dave Czarnecki is the managing partner of Czarnecki and

Hogan, a medium-sized local CPA firm located outside of Chicago. Over lunch, he is

surprised when his friend James Foley asks him, “Doesn’t it bother you that your clients

don’t look forward to seeing their auditors each year?” Dave responded, “Well, auditing

is only one of several services we provide. Most of our work for clients does not involve

financial statement audits, and our audit clients seem to like interacting with us.”

a . Identify ways in which a financial statement audit adds value for clients.

b . List other services other than audits that Czarnecki and Hogan likely provides.

c . Assume Czarnecki and Hogan has hired you as a consultant to identify ways in

which they can expand their practice. Identify at least one additional service that you

believe the firm should provide and explain why you believe this represents a growth

opportunity for CPA firms.

2-18 (Objective 2-6) Sarah O’Hann enjoyed taking her first auditing course as part of her

undergraduate accounting program. While at home during her semester break, she and

her father discussed the class and it was clear that he didn’t really understand the nature

of the audit process as he asked the following questions:

a. What is the main objective of the audit of an entity’s financial statements?

b. The audit represents the CPA firm’s guarantee about the accuracy of the financial

statements, right?

c. Isn’t the auditor’s primary responsibility to detect all kinds of fraud at the client?

d. Given the CPA firm is auditing financial statements, why would they need to

understand anything about the client’s business?

e. What does the auditor do in an audit other than verify the mathematical accuracy of

the numbers in the financial statements?If you were Sarah, how would you respond to each question?

2-20 (Objectives 2-5, 2-6) You have been asked to make a presentation in your International

Business class about how globalization is impacting the auditing profession. In

preparation, you met with your auditing professor and discussed these questions:

a . What organizations are responsible for establishing U.S. auditing standards used by

CPA firms when auditing financial statements prepared by organizations based in

the U.S.

b . What organization is responsible for establishing auditing standards internationally?

c . To what extent are AICPA auditing standards and international auditing standards similar?

d . What is the process the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) uses to develop

AICPA auditing standards?

e . To what extent are PCAOB auditing standards impacted by international standards?

Briefly outline key points that you would make in your presentation to address these questions.

2-22 (Objective 2-5) For each engagement described below, indicate whether the engagement

is likely to be conducted under international auditing standards, U.S. generally

accepted auditing standards, or PCAOB auditing standards.

a . An audit of a U.S. private company with no public equity or debt.

b . An audit of a German private company with public debt in Germany.

c . An audit of a U.S. public company.

d . An audit of a United Kingdom public company that is listed in the United States and

whose financial statements will be filed with the SEC.

e . An audit of a U.S. not-for-profit organization.

f . An audit of a U.S. private company to be used for a loan from a publicly traded bank.

g . An audit of a U.S. public company that is a subsidiary of a Japanese company that

will be used for reporting by the parent company in Japan.

h . An audit of a U.S. private company that has publicly traded debt

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