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Auditing and Regulations

December 16, 2020

You are a seasoned senior auditor at a large CPA firm. Assurance and attestation services are an important part of your firm’s business. You have been assigned a new, inexperienced staff member to mentor, train, and make a part of the audit team you are in charge of. You only have a few days in the office before your next engagement begins, and you need to outline for the new staffer what to expect as part of her work.

Prepare a memorandum of 2–3 pages to the new staff member in which you do the following:

 

  • Explain attestation services and how the statement of standards on auditors addresses these services.
  • Outline the differences between the various types of attestation services that auditors can perform.

Answer the following questions in the memo:

  • What types of assurance can be provided by the auditor?
  • What level of assurance is provided by each type of service?
  • What are some examples of attestation services?
  • What authoritative source should auditors look toward for guidance, and how does this differ from government standards?

Please submit your assignment.

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