ACCT 431chapter 24: Auditing and Assurance Services, 15e (Arens) Chapter 24 Completing the Audit. 100%.

objectives Tests for balance-related objectives No No C) Tests for planning objectives Tests for balance-related objectives Yes No D) Tests for planning objectives Tests for balance-related objectives No Yes Terms: Procedures for presentation and disclosure objectives Objective: LO 24-1 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 2) The auditor’s primary concern relative to presentation and disclosure-related objectives is: A) accuracy. B) existence. C) completeness. D) occurrence. Terms: Presentation and disclosure-related objectives Objective: LO 24-1 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills Learning Objective 24-2 1) If a potential loss on a contingent liability is remote, the liability usually is: A) disclosed in footnotes, but not accrued. B) neither accrued nor disclosed in footnotes. C) accrued and indicated in the body of the financial statements. D) disclosed in the auditor’s report but not disclosed on the financial statements. Terms: Contingent liability; remote Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 2) A commitment is best described as: A) an agreement to commit the firm to a set of fixed conditions in the future. B) an agreement to commit the firm to a set of fixed conditions in the future that depends on company profitability. C) an agreement to commit the firm to a set of fixed conditions in the future that depends on current market conditions. D) a potential future obligation to an outside party for an as yet to be determined amount. Terms: Commitments Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 3) Which of the following groups has the responsibility for identifying and deciding the appropriate accounting treatment for recording or disclosing contingent liabilities? A) Auditors B) Legal counsel C) Management D) Management and the auditors Terms: Recording or disclosing contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 4) You are auditing Rodgers and Company. You are aware of a potential loss due to non-compliance with environmental regulations. Management has assessed that there is a 40% chance that a $10M payment could result from the non-compliance. The appropriate financial statement treatment is to: A) accrue a $4 million liability. B) disclose a liability and provide a range of outcomes. C) since there is less than a 50% chance of occurrence, ignore. D) since there is greater that a remote chance of occurrence, accrue the $10 million. Terms: Potential loss for noncompliance Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Analytic skills 5) Which of the following is a contingent liability with which an auditor is particularly concerned? A) Notes receivable discounted Product warranties Yes Yes B) Notes receivable discounted Product warranties No No C) Notes receivable discounted Product warranties Yes No D) Notes receivable discounted Product warranties No Yes Terms: Contingent liability; auditor particularly concerned Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 6) Audit procedures related to contingent liabilities are initially focused on: A) accuracy. B) completeness. C) existence. D) occurrence. Terms: Audit procedures related to contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 7) With which of the following client personnel would it generally not be appropriate to inquire about commitments or contingent liabilities? A) Controller B) President C) Accounts receivable clerk D) Vice president of sales Terms: Inquire for commitments or contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 8) Inquiries of management regarding the possibility of unrecorded contingencies will be useful in uncovering: A) Management’s intentional failure to disclose existing contingencies. When management does not comprehend accounting disclosure requirements. Yes Yes B) Management’s intentional failure to disclose existing contingencies. When management does not comprehend accounting disclosure requirements. No No C) Management’s intentional failure to disclose existing contingencies. When management does not comprehend accounting disclosure requirements. Yes No D) Management’s intentional failure to disclose existing contingencies. When management does not comprehend accounting disclosure requirements. No Yes Terms: Inquiries of management; Unrecorded contingencies Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 9) Which of the following is not considered a commitment? A) Agreements to purchase raw materials B) Pension plans C) Agreements to lease facilities at set prices D) Each of the above is a commitment. Terms: Commitments Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 10) If an auditor concludes there are contingent liabilities, then he or she must evaluate the: A) Materiality of the potential liability. Nature of the disclosure to be included in the financial statements. Yes Yes B) Materiality of the potential liability. Nature of the disclosure to be included in the financial statements. No No C) Materiality of the potential liability. Nature of the disclosure to be included in the financial statements. Yes No D) Materiality of the potential liability. Nature of the disclosure to be included in the financial statements. No Yes Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 11) One of the primary approaches in dealing with uncertainties in loss contingencies uses a ________ threshold. A) monetary B) materiality C) probability D) analytical Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 12) If the auditor concludes that there are contingent liabilities, he or she must evaluate the significance of the potential liability and the nature of the disclosure needed in the financial statements. Which of the following statements is not true? A) The potential liability is sufficiently well known in some instances to be included in the financial statements as an actual liability. B) Disclosure may be unnecessary if the contingency is highly remote or immaterial. C) A CPA firm often obtains a separate evaluation of the potential liability from its own legal counsel rather than relying on management or management’s attorneys. D) The client’s attorneys must remain independent when evaluating the likelihood of losing the lawsuit. Terms: Contingent liabilities; significance of potential liability; nature of disclosure Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 13) When using the probability threshold for contingencies, the likelihood of the occurrence of the event is classified as: A) not likely, likely, or highly likely. B) remote, reasonably possible, or probable. C) slight, moderate, great. D) remote, likely, possible. Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 14) When dealing with contingencies: A) all material contingencies must be disclosed or footnoted. B) the auditor must exercise considerable professional judgment when evaluating whether the client has applied the appropriate treatment. C) it is easy for the auditor to uncover contingencies without management’s cooperation. D) the review for contingent liabilities is only performed at the beginning and the end of the audit. Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 15) Which of the following is not a common audit procedure used to search for contingent liabilities? A) Examine letters of credit. B) Examine payroll reports. C) Review internal revenue agent reports. D) Analyze legal expense. Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 16) Contingent liability disclosure in the footnotes of the financial statements would normally be made when: A) the outcome of the accounting event is deemed probable, but a reasonable estimation as to the amount cannot be made by the client or auditor. B) a reasonable estimation of the loss can be made, but the outcome is not probable. C) the outcome of the accounting event is deemed probable, and a reasonable estimation as to the amount can be made. D) the outcome of the accounting event as well as a reasonable estimation of the loss cannot be made. Terms: Contingent liability disclosure Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 17) Distinguish between contingent liabilities and commitments. ontingent liabilities are potential future obligations to an outside party for an unknown amount resulting from activities that have already taken place. Commitments are agreements that an entity will hold to a fixed set of conditions in the future regardless of what happens to profits or the economy as a whole. Terms: Contingent liabilities; commitments Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 18) Define the term contingent liability and discuss the criteria accountants and auditors use to classify these accounting events. ontingent liability: a potential future obligation to an outside party for an unknown amount resulting from activities that have already taken place. Three conditions are required for a contingent liability to exist: (1) there is a potential future payment to an outside party or the impairment of an asset that resulted from an existing condition; (2) there is uncertainty about the amount for the future payment or impairment; and (3) the outcome will be resolved by some future event or events. Accounting standards describe three levels of likelihood of occurrence and the appropriate financial statement treatment for each likelihood as follows: a. Probablefuture event likely to occur and amount can be reasonably estimated then the financial statement accounts are adjusted. If amount cannot be reasonably estimated, then a footnote disclosure is necessary. b. Reasonably possiblechance of occurring is more than remote, but less than probable. Footnote disclosure is necessary. c. Remotechance of occurrence is slight, no disclosure is necessary. Terms: Contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 19) With what types of contingencies might an auditor be concerned? 20) What are the three required conditions for a contingent liability to exist? 21) An environmental clean-up lawsuit is pending against your client. What information about the lawsuit would you as the auditor need in order to determine the proper accounting treatment? 22) Discuss three audit procedures commonly used to search for contingent liabilities. 23) A lawsuit has been filed against your client. If, in the opinion of legal counsel, the likelihood your client will lose the lawsuit is remote, no financial statement accrual or disclosure of the potential loss would generally be required. A) True B) False Terms: Lawsuit is remote; financial statement accrual or disclosure Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 24) Current professional auditing standards make it clear that management, not the auditor, is responsible for identifying and deciding the appropriate accounting treatment for contingent liabilities. A) True B) False Terms: Auditing standards; contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 25) Many of the audit procedures for finding contingencies are usually performed as an integral part of various segments of the audit rather than as a separate activity near the end of the audit. A) True B) False Terms: Existence of contingent liabilities Objective: LO 24-2 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills Learning Objective 24-3 1) Auditors will generally send a standard inquiry letter to: A) only those attorneys who have devoted substantial time to client matters during the year. B) every attorney that the client has been involved with in the current or preceding year, plus any attorney the client engages on occasion. C) those attorneys whom the client relies on for advice related to substantial legal matters. D) only the attorney who represents the client in proceeding where the client is defendant. Terms: Standard inquiry letter Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 2) What needs to be included in a letter of inquiry sent to a client’s legal counsel? A) Any pending threatened litigation with which the attorney has had significant involvement The amount of legal fees paid by the client to the attorney Yes Yes B) Any pending threatened litigation with which the attorney has had significant involvement The amount of legal fees paid by the client to the attorney No No C) Any pending threatened litigation with which the attorney has had significant involvement The amount of legal fees paid by the client to the attorney Yes No D) Any pending threatened litigation with which the attorney has had significant involvement The amount of legal fees paid by the client to the attorney No Yes Terms: Letter of inquiry Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 3) Auditors, as part of completing the audit, will request the client to send a letter of inquiry to those attorneys the company has been consulting with during the year under audit regarding legal matters of concern to the company. The primary reason the auditor requests this information is to: A) determine the range of probable loss for asserted claims. B) corroborate of information supplied by management concerning litigation, claims, and assessments. C) outside opinion of probability of losses in determining accruals for contingencies. D) outside opinion of probability of losses in determining the proper footnote disclosure. Terms: Completing the audit; Letter of inquiry Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 4) The standard letter of inquiry to the client’s legal counsel should be prepared on: A) plain paper (no letterhead) and be unsigned. B) lawyer’s stationery and signed by the lawyer. C) auditor’s stationery and signed by an audit partner. D) client’s stationery and signed by a company official. Terms: Letter of inquiry Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 5) What is one of the main reasons an attorney may refuse to provide auditors with complete information about contingent liabilities? A) The attorneys refuse to disclose information they consider confidential. The attorneys refuse to respond due to a lack of knowledge about matters involving contingent liabilities. Yes Yes B) The attorneys refuse to disclose information they consider confidential. The attorneys refuse to respond due to a lack of knowledge about matters involving contingent liabilities. No No C) The attorneys refuse to disclose information they consider confidential. The attorneys refuse to respond due to a lack of knowledge about matters involving contingent liabilities. Yes No D) The attorneys refuse to disclose information they consider confidential. The attorneys refuse to respond due to a lack of knowledge about matters involving contingent liabilities. No Yes Terms: Letter of inquiry Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 6) An attorney is aware of a violation of a patent agreement that could result in a significant loss to the client if it were known. This is an example of a(n): A) commitment. B) unasserted claim. C) pending litigation. D) subsequent event. Terms: Letter of inquiry Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Analytic skills 7) Management furnishes the independent auditor with information concerning litigation, claims, and assessments. Which of the following is the auditor’s primary means of initiating action to corroborate such information? A) Request that client lawyers undertake a reconsideration of matters of litigation, claims, and assessments with which they were consulted during the period under examination. B) Request that client management send a letter of inquiry to those lawyers with whom management consulted concerning litigation, claims, and assessments. C) Request that client lawyers provide a legal opinion concerning the policies and procedures adopted by management to identify, evaluate, and account for litigation, claims, and assessments. D) Request that client management engage outside attorneys to suggest wording for the text of a footnote explaining the nature and probable outcome of existing litigation, claims, and assessments. Terms: Corroborate information concerning litigation, claims, and assessments Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 8) An attorney is responding to an independent auditor as a result of the client’s letter of inquiry. The attorney may appropriately limit the response to: A) asserted claims and litigation. B) asserted, overtly threatened, or pending claims and litigation. C) items which have an extremely high probability of being resolved to the client’s detriment. D) matters to which the attorney has given substantive attention in the form of legal consultation or representation. Terms: Response to client’s letter of inquiry Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 9) Attorneys in recent years have become reluctant to provide certain information to auditors because of their own exposure to legal liability for providing incorrect or confidential information. State the two main reasons that attorneys refuse to provide the auditors with complete information. Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills Topic: Public 10) State three items that should be included in a standard “inquiry of attorney” letter. 11) When preparing a standard inquiry of client’s attorney letter, the client’s letterhead should be used, and the letter should be signed by the client company’s officials. A) True B) False Terms: Standard inquiry of client’s attorney letter Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 12) In a standard inquiry of client’s attorney letter, the attorney is requested to communicate about contingencies up to the balance sheet date. A) True B) False Terms: Standard inquiry of client’s attorney letter Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 13) If an attorney refuses to provide the auditor with information about material existing lawsuits or unasserted claims, current professional standards require that the auditor consider the refusal as a scope limitation. A) True B) False Terms: Attorney refuses to provide auditor with information about material existing lawsuits Objective: LO 24-3 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills Learning Objective 24-4 1) The auditor has a responsibility to review transactions and activities occurring after the balance sheet date to determine whether anything occurred that might affect the statements being audited. The procedures required to verify these transactions are commonly referred to as the review for: A) contingent liabilities. B) subsequent year’s transactions. C) late unusual occurrences. D) subsequent events. Terms: Review transactions and activities occurring after balance sheet date Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 2) Which type of subsequent event requires consideration by management and evaluation by the auditor? A) Subsequent events that have a direct effect on the financial statements and require adjustment. Subsequent events that do not have a direct effect on the financial statements but for which disclosure may be required. Yes Yes B) Subsequent events that have a direct effect on the financial statements and require adjustment. Subsequent events that do not have a direct effect on the financial statements but for which disclosure may be required. No No C) Subsequent events that have a direct effect on the financial statements and require adjustment. Subsequent events that do not have a direct effect on the financial statements but for which disclosure may be required. Yes No D) Subsequent events that have a direct effect on the financial statements and require adjustment. Subsequent events that do not have a direct effect on the financial statements but for which disclosure may be required. No Yes Terms: Subsequent events requiring consideration by management Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 3) Whenever subsequent events are used to evaluate the amounts included in the statements, care must be taken to distinguish between conditions that existed at the balance sheet date and those that come into being after the balance sheet date. The subsequent information should not be incorporated directly into the statements if the conditions causing the change in valuation: A) took place before the balance sheet date. B) did not take place until after the balance sheet date. C) occurred both before and after the balance sheet date. D) are reimbursable through insurance policies. Terms: Subsequent events; balance sheet date and after the end of the year Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 4) An auditor has the responsibility to actively search for subsequent events that occur subsequent to the: A) balance sheet date. B) date of the auditor’s report. C) balance sheet date, but prior to the audit report. D) date of the management representation letter. Terms: Subsequent events Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 5) Which of the following subsequent events is most likely to result in an adjustment to a company’s financial statements? A) Merger or acquisition activities B) Bankruptcy (due to deteriorating financial condition) of a customer with an outstanding accounts receivable balance C) Issuance of common stock D) An uninsured loss of inventories due to a fire Terms: Subsequent events; Adjustment to financial statements Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 6) After the balance sheet date, but prior to the issuance of the audit report, the client suffers an uninsured loss of their inventory as a result of a fire. The amount of the loss is material. The auditor should: A) adjust the financial statements for the year under audit. B) add a paragraph to the audit report. C) advise the client to disclose the event in the notes to the financial statements. D) advise the client to delay issuing the financial statements until the economic loss can be determined. Terms: Event will have a material effect on the financial statements Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 7) The auditor has completed her assessment of subsequent events. The proper accounting for subsequent events that have a direct effect on the financial statements is to: A) adjust the financial statements for the year under audit. B) disclose in the notes to financial statement the amount of the adjustment. C) duly note in the audit workpapers that next year’s financial statements need to be adjusted. D) make no adjustment of the financial statements for the year under audit. Terms: Subsequent events; direct effect on the financial statements Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 8) The audit procedures for the subsequent events review can be divided into two categories: (1) procedures integrated as a part of the verification of year-end account balances, and (2) those performed specifically for the purpose of discovering subsequent events. Which of the following procedures is in the first category? A) Inquire of client regarding contingent liabilities. B) Obtain a letter of representation written by client. C) Subsequent period sales and purchases transactions are examined to determine whether the cutoff is accurate. D) Review journals and ledgers of year 2 to determine the existence of any transactions related to year 1. Terms: Audit procedures for subsequent events review Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 9) The audit procedures for the subsequent events review can be divided into two categories: (1) procedures normally integrated as a part of the verification of year-end account balances, and (2) those performed specifically for the purpose of discovering subsequent events. Which of the following procedures is in the second category? A) Correspond with attorneys. B) Test the collectability of accounts receivable by reviewing subsequent period cash receipts. C) Subsequent period sales and purchases transactions are examined to determine whether the cutoff is accurate. D) Compare the subsequent-period purchase price of inventory with the recorded cost as a test of lower of cost or market valuation. Terms: Audit procedures for subsequent events review Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 10) Which of the following would be a subsequent discovery of facts which would not require a response by the auditor? A) Discovery of the inclusion of material nonexistent sales B) Discovery of the failure to write off material obsolete inventory C) Discovery of the omission of a material footnote D) Discovery of management’s intent to increase selling prices in the future Terms: Subsequent discovery of facts Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 11) In connection with the annual audit, which of the following is not a “subsequent events” procedure? A) Prepare any necessary closing journal entries. B) Examine the minutes of stockholders and directors meetings subsequent to the balance sheet date. C) Review journals and ledgers. D) Obtain a letter of representation. Terms: Subsequent events procedure Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 12) An auditor performs interim work at various times throughout the year. The auditor’s subsequent events work should be extended to the date of: A) the auditor’s report. B) a post-dated footnote. C) the next scheduled interim visit. D) the final billing for audit services rendered. Terms: Interim work; Subsequent events Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 13) Which event that occurred after the end of the fiscal year under audit but prior to issuance of the auditor’s report would not require disclosure in the financial statements? A) Sale of a bond or capital stock issue B) Loss of plant or inventories as a result of fire or flood C) A significant decline in the market price of the corporation’s stock D) A merger or acquisition Terms: Event that occurred after the end of the fiscal year Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 14) Which of the following material events occurring subsequent to the balance sheet date would require an adjustment to the financial statements before they could be issued? A) Loss of a plant as a result of a flood B) Sale of long-term debt or capital stock C) Settlement of litigation in excess of the recorded liability D) Major purchase of a business that is expected to double the sales volume Terms: Events occurring subsequent to the balance sheet date; Adjustment Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 15) If the auditor determines that a subsequent event that affects the current period financial statements occurred after fieldwork was completed but before the audit report was issued, what date(s) may the auditor use on the report? A) The date of the original last day of fieldwork only. The date of the subsequent event only. The date on which the last day of fieldwork occurred along with the date of the subsequent event. Yes Yes No B) The date of the original last day of fieldwork only. The date of the subsequent event only. The date on which the last day of fieldwork occurred along with the date of the subsequent event. No Yes Yes C) The date of the original last day of fieldwork only. The date of the subsequent event only. The date on which the last day of fieldwork occurred along with the date of the subsequent event. No Yes No D) The date of the original last day of fieldwork only. The date of the subsequent event only. The date on which the last day of fieldwork occurred along with the date of the subsequent event. No No Yes Terms: Subsequent event; report date Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 16) An auditor’s decision concerning whether or not to dual date an audit report is primarily based on the auditor’s decision to: A) extend appropriate audit procedures. B) assume responsibility for events after the date of the auditor’s report. C) assume responsibility for event from fiscal year end to the date of the audit report. D) roll the dice and hope for a successful outcome. Terms: Dual date audit report Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 17) The auditor’s responsibility for “reviewing the subsequent events” of a public company that is about to issue new securities is normally limited to the period of time: A) beginning with the balance sheet date and ending with the date of the auditor’s report. B) beginning with the start of the fiscal year under audit and ending with the balance sheet date. C) beginning with the start of the fiscal year under audit and ending with the date of the auditor’s report. D) beginning with the balance sheet date and ending with the date the registration statement becomes effective. Terms: Reviewing subsequent events; public company; issue new securities Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 18) Subsequent events affecting the realization of assets ordinarily will require adjustments of the financial statements under examination because such events typically represent: A) the culmination of conditions that existed at the balance sheet date. B) additional new information related to events that were in existence on the balance sheet date. C) final estimates of losses relating to casualties occurring in the subsequent events period. D) preliminary estimate of losses relating to new events that occurred subsequent to the balance sheet date. Terms: Subsequent events; realization of assets Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 19) An auditor’s decision concerning whether or not to “dual date” the audit report is based upon the auditor’s willingness to: A) extend auditing procedures and assume responsibility for a greater period of time. B) accept responsibility for subsequent events. C) permit inclusion of a footnote captioned: event (unaudited) subsequent to the date of the auditor’s report. D) assume responsibility for events subsequent to the issuance of the auditor’s report. Terms: Dual date audit report Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 20) After an auditor has issued an audit report on a nonpublic entity, there is no obligation to make any further audit tests or inquiries with respect to the audited financial statements covered by that report unless: A) material adverse events occur after the date of the auditor’s report. B) final determination or resolution was made of a contingency which had been disclosed in the financial statements. C) final determination or resolution was made on matters which had resulted in a qualification in the auditor’s report. D) new information comes to the auditor’s attention concerning an event that occurred prior to the date of the auditor’s report that may have affected the auditor’s report. Terms: Issued audit report; further audit tests or inquiries Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 21) A client has a calendar year-end. Listed below are four events that occurred after December 31. Which one of these subsequent events might result in adjustment of the December 31 financial statements? A) Sale of a major subsidiary B) Adoption of accelerated depreciation methods C) Write-off of a substantial portion of inventory as obsolete D) Collection of 90% of the accounts receivable existing at December 31 Terms: Subsequent events Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Analytic skills 22) The auditor’s responsibility with respect to events occurring between the balance sheet date and the end of the audit examination is best expressed by which of the following statements? A) The auditor is fully responsible for events occurring in the subsequent period and should extend all detailed procedures through the last day of fieldwork. B) The auditor is responsible for determining that a proper cutoff has been made and performing a general review of events occurring in the subsequent period. C) The auditor’s responsibility is to determine that a proper cutoff has been made and that transactions recorded on or before the balance sheet date actually occurred. D) The auditor has no responsibility for events occurring in the subsequent period unless these events affect transactions recorded on or before the balance sheet date. Terms: Events occurring between balance sheet date and end of audit examination Diff: Challenging Objective: LO 24-4 AACSB: Reflective thinking skills 23) The fieldwork for the December 31, 2013 audit of Schmidt Corporation ended on March 17, 2014. The financial statements and auditor’s report were issued on March 29, 2014. In each of the material situations (1 through 5) be

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