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Auditing and Regulation

December 18, 2020

Public company has to hire a CPA firm to conduct an annual audit on its financial statements. Auditor performs the audit to render his or her opinion on the reliability of the information contained within the financial statements. An audit firm must evaluate the client and the engagement according to professional standards.

Conduct a preliminary search on the performance of an annual audit by CPA firms on public companies records and discuss the following:
  1. Should this evaluation be done on new and existing clients every year? Why or why not?
  2. What is the objective of this evaluation?
  3. What is involved in the evaluation process?
  4. Do you think this evaluation is an effective method to assess clients? Why or why not? What is the focus of the assessment?

In your own words, post a substantive response to the Discussion Board question(s) and comment on other postings. Your response should address the DB question(s) and move the conversation forward. You will be graded on the quality of your postings, including mastery of the concept as well as critical thinking. If asked for your opinion, do not simply state that it is a good or bad idea; elaborate on your reasons and argument. Include enough detail to substantiate your thinking as well as your position on the questions or comments. Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click hereto view the grading rubric.

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