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Leveraging Auditing Standard No.5 to Streamline SOX Compliance
For purposes of this standard, the terms listed below are defined as follows. A control objective provides a specific target against which to evaluate the effectiveness of controls. A control objective for internal control over financial reporting generally relates to a relevant assertion and states a criterion for evaluating whether the company’s control procedures in a specific area provide reasonable assurance that a misstatement or omission in that relevant assertion is prevented or detected by controls pfaob a timely basis.
A deficiency in internal control over financial reporting exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, ass5 prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis.
Financial statements and related disclosures refers to a company’s financial statements and notes to the financial statements as presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles “GAAP”.
References to financial statements and related disclosures do not extend to the preparation of management’s discussion and analysis or other similar financial information presented outside a company’s GAAP-basis financial statements and notes. Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, pcoab company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company’s board of directors, management, and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP and includes ;caob policies and procedures that.
The auditor’s procedures as part of either the audit of internal control az5 financial reporting or the audit of the financial statements are not part of a company’s internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting has inherent limitations.
Internal control over financial reporting is a process that involves human diligence and compliance and is subject to lapses in judgment and breakdowns resulting from human failures.
Internal control over financial reporting also can be circumvented by collusion or improper management override. ;caob
Because of such limitations, there is a risk that material misstatements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal as over financial reporting. However, these inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process. Therefore, it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce, though not eliminate, this risk.
Management’s assessment is the assessment described in Item a 3 of Regulations S-B and S-K pcaov is included in management’s annual report on internal control over financial reporting. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.
Controls over financial reporting may be preventive controls or detective controls. Effective internal control over financial reporting often includes a combination of preventive and detective controls. A relevant assertion is a financial statement assertion that has a reasonable possibility of containing a misstatement or misstatements that would cause the financial statements to be materially misstated.
Auditing Standard No. 5
The determination of whether an assertion is a relevant assertion is based on inherent risk, without regard to the effect of controls. An account or disclosure is a significant account or disclosure if there is a reasonable possibility that the account or disclosure could contain a misstatement that, individually or when aggregated with others, has a material effect on the financial statements, considering the risks of both overstatement and understatement.
The determination of whether an account or disclosure is significant is based on inherent risk, without regard to the effect of controls. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting that is less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit attention by those responsible for oversight of the company’s financial reporting.
For purposes of this standard, the terms listed below are defined as follows – A2. A deficiency in design exists when a a control necessary to meet the control objective is missing or b an existing control is not properly designed so that, even if the control operates as designed, the control objective would not be met. A deficiency in operation exists when a properly designed control does not operate as designed, or when the person performing the control does not possess the necessary authority or competence to perform the control effectively.
Preventive controls have the objective of preventing errors or fraud that could result in a misstatement of the financial statements from occurring. Detective controls have the objective of detecting errors or fraud that has already occurred that could result in a misstatement of the financial statements.
Background and Basis for Conclusions. Evaluating Consistency of Financial Statements. Supervision of the Audit Engagement. Consideration of Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit. Identifying and Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement.
Consideration of Manual and Automated Systems and Controls. Communications with Audit Committees. Matters Included in the Audit Engagement Letter. Pcoab Section – Independence. Auditing Interpretations of Section AU Section – Service Organizations.
AU Section – Service Organizations: AU Section – Evidential Matter: AU Section – Inventories. AU Section – Management Representations. AU Section – Management Representations: AU Section – Audit Sampling. AU Section – Segment Information.
Leveraging Auditing Standard No.5 (AS5) to Streamline SOx Compliance
AU Section – Subsequent Events. AU Section – Special Reports.
AU Section – Special Reports: AU Section – Qs5 Topics. AU Section – Compliance Auditing. Pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company. Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and.
Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.