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As per Para A11, SA 230, auditor CAN prepare Completion Memorandum or Audit Summary, its optional not at all compulsory.

It is advisable to prepare it in large and complex audits.

Because it helps efficient and effective reviews (by seniors of juniors work) and inspections (after completion for quality testing).

Auditor records significant matters encountered during audit and how they were resolved. It can be prepared in any format, need not be understandable by experienced auditor as it is voluntary.

It also helps next year team to get birds eye view of audit, so they can plan next years audit.

Further I will sending amendments for Nov 15 by month end.

CA Ravi Taori


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As per SA 330 it is not mandatory to perform test of controls each year, it should be done once in 3 years.

Provided there is no change in controls from the previous year in which it was last checked.

But there is one important EXCEPTION , controls which are working to protect against “Significant Risk” ( where likely hood and impact of misstatement is high) should be checked “each year”.
CA Ravi Taori


Interesting Audit Update

As per SA we have to perform risk based audit that means where there is more risk then more audit efforts, we don’t treat all areas equally while selecting audit procedures.

Many researches has identified that revenue recognition is very sensitive area and it is prone to misstatement.

Hence when #SA240 was drafted, it is specifically mentioned in Para 26 that PRESUME that there will be risks (Not high risk just risks) in revenue recognition, so automatically we pay more attention to revenue recognition checking.

But this presumption is rebuttable that means if we have reason to justify no risk, then we can ignore this presumption and go for simple / limited audit procedures and we have to document reasons.

For example if company get revenue from single leasehold property and there is long term agreement for many years then there is no risk in revenue recognition of rent.

CA Ravi Taori


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