Auditing Standards

  • A CPA firm is reasonably assured of meeting its responsibility to provide services that conform with professional standards by
    • (1) adhering to generally accepted auditing standards.
    • (2) having an appropriate system of quality control.
    • (3) joining professional societies that enforce ethical conduct.
    • (4) maintaining an attitude of independence in its engagements.
  • b. The nature and extent of a CPA firm’s quality control policies and procedures depend

The following questions deal with auditing standards. Choose the best response.

  • a. International Standards on Auditing are established by the
    • (1) International Accounting Standards Board.
    • (2) International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
    • (3) Auditing Standards Board.
    • (4) Global Auditing Standards Board.
  • b. Which of the following best describes what is meant by U.S. generally accepted auditing standards?
    • (1) Acts to be performed by the auditor.
    • (2) Measures of the quality of the auditor’s performance.
    • (3) Procedures to be used to gather evidence to support financial statements.
    • (4) Audit objectives generally determined on audit engagements.
  • c. The general group of U.S. generally accepted auditing standards includes a requirement that
    • (1) field work be adequately planned and supervised.
    • (2) the auditor’s report state whether or not the financial statements conform to generally accepted accounting principles.
    • (3) due professional care be exercised by the auditor.
    • (4) informative disclosures in the financial statements be reasonably adequate.
  • d. What is the general character of the three generally accepted auditing standards classified as standards of field work?
    • (1) The competence, independence, and professional care of persons performing the audit.
    • (2) Criteria for the content of the auditor’s report on financial statements and related footnote disclosures.
    • (3) The criteria of audit planning and evidence gathering.
    • (4) The need to maintain an independence in mental attitude in all matters pertaining to the audit.

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