Just for Feet

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ACCT 3596: Auditing Just For FEET, Inc. Case Analysis: Case 1.2 #1-3, 5 Beka Vinogradov Seat #1 2011 1 Beka Vinogradov ACCT 3596: Case Analysis #1. Common-Sized Balance Sheets. Just for FEET, Inc. Balance Sheet Years ending Jan 31st 1997 18.40% 0.00% 3.53% 45.97% 1.50% 69.40% 21.08% 8.05% 1.46% 100.00% 20.22% 11.41% 2.07% 0.30% 0.72% 34.73% 5.48% 40.21% 0.00% 48.76% 11.03% 59.79% 1996 Current Assets: Cash & Equivalents Marketable Securities AFS Accounts Receivable Inventory Other Current Assets Total Current Assets Property & Equipment, net Goodwill, net Other Total Assets Current Liabilities: Short-Term Borrowings Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses Income Taxes Payable Current Maturities of LT Debt Total Current…show more content…
5 Beka Vinogradov ACCT 3596: Case Analysis #2. Internal Control Risks; audit planning decisions. Some internal control risks common among large, high-volume retail stores include dealing with inherent limitations and potential fraud. Even if a well-designed internal control system is in place, the employees using it are ultimately the deciding factors in its effectiveness. For example, management may instruct an employee or easily-influenced executive (of another company) to alter information or confirmations or multiple employees may conspire to steal assets or misstate records (collusion; misappropriation of assets). #3. Inherent Risk Factors; audit planning decisions. Businesses that face extreme competition are susceptible to many inherent risk factors – the measurement of the auditor’s assessment of the likelihood that there are material misstatements in an account balance before considering the effectiveness of internal control. Complex valuation issues and related party transactions are two such factors that would affect audit planning decisions. Valuation issues may lead the audit team to request more evidence, if they choose to accept the audit at all. Risks such as inventory turnover leading to potential misstatements of inventory, costs of goods sold, or obsolescence of inventory may influence the audit firm’s decision to hire outside specialists to assist in the audit. Another inherent risk factor, client business risk (competitive

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