This confirms our engagement covering the following services requested by you: Audit Responsibilities and Limitations 2. We will conduct our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those standards require that we obtain reasonable, rather than absolute, assurance that the financial statements and Form 3CD are free of material misstatement whether caused by error or fraud.
ISA requires the auditor to: Determine whether the financial reporting framework to be applied in the preparation of the financial statements is appropriate; and Obtain the agreement of management that it acknowledges and understands its responsibilities. If the preconditions for an audit are not present, the auditor should discuss the matter with management, and should not accept the engagement unless required to do so by law or regulation.
Procedures If offered Audit engagement letter draft audit role, the auditor should: If a reply is not received, the prospective auditor should try and contact the outgoing auditor by other means e. If a reply is still not received the prospective auditor may still choose to accept but must proceed with care.
Engagement letters The engagement letter will be sent before the audit. It specifies the nature of the contract between the audit firm and the client and minimises the risk of any misunderstanding of the auditor's role. It should be reviewed every year to ensure that it is up to date but does not need to be reissued every year unless there are changes to the terms of the engagement.
The auditor must issue a new engagement letter if the scope or context of the assignment changes after initial appointment.
ISA requires the auditor to consider whether there is a need to remind the entity of the existing terms of the audit engagement for recurring audits and many firms choose to send a new letter every year, to emphasise its importance to clients.
The contents of the engagement letter The contents of a letter of engagement for audit services are listed in ISA Agreeing the Terms of Audit Engagements. They should include the following: The objective and scope of the audit; The responsibilities of the auditor; The responsibilities of management; The identification of an applicable financial reporting framework; and Reference to the expected form and content of any reports to be issued.
In addition to the above the engagement letter may also make reference to: The unavoidable risk that some material misstatements may go undetected due to the inherent limitations in an audit; Arrangements regarding the planning and performance of the audit; The expectation that management will provide written representations; The agreement of management to make available to the auditor draft financial statements and other information in time to complete the audit in accordance with the proposed timetable; The agreement of management to inform the auditor of facts that may affect the financial statements; The basis on which fees are computed and billing arrangements; A request for management to acknowledge receipt of the engagement letter and to agree the terms outlined; Agreements concerning the involvement of auditors experts and internal auditors; and Restrictions to the auditor's liability.
Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London Rating:Maintain a file on each open audit with related documents, including the engagement letter, draft report, and management response to the draft report.
Forward periodic or monthly open audit inventory reports to pertinent offices within LMSB.
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Draft Audit Report; After Engagement.
Exit Conference; Management's Response; Final Audit Report; Engagement Planning and Execution. Engagement Planning Process. Engagement Planning Process (Explanation of chart above) Planning. Risk Assessments; Engagement Types; Audit Plan; Engagement. Engagement Letter; Entrance Conference; Audit.
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