External Auditing (AC 555)
Professor: Marie Wang
Project: You Decide- Smackey Dog Foods, Inc. by LJubomir Gataric
Q1: Discuss how the SEC has influence (if any) over the audit of Smackey Dog Foods, Inc.
The SEC assists in providing investors with reliable information upon which to make investment decision. The Securities Act of 1933 requires most companies planning to issue new securities to the public to submit a registration statement to the SEC for approval. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides additional protection by requiring public companies and others to file detailed annual reports with the commission. Smackey Dog Food, need to file next forms:
Form S-1. “S” forms apply to the Securities…show more content… This control is directly related to the accuracy transaction-related audit objective for sales. The auditor might test the effectiveness of this control by examining a sample of duplicate sales invoices for the clerk’s initials indicating that the unit selling price was verified.
Auditors also evaluate the client’s recording of transactions by verifying the monetary amounts of transactions, a process called substantive tests of transactions. For example, the auditor might compare the unit selling price on a duplicate sales invoice with the approved price list as a test of the accuracy objective for sales transactions. Like the test of control in the preceding paragraph, this test satisfies the accuracy transaction-related audit objective for sales. For the sake of efficiency, auditors often perform tests of controls and substantive tests of transactions at the same time.
Perform Analytical Procedures and Tests of Details of Balances (Phase III)
There are two general categories of phase III procedures. Analytical procedures use comparisons and relationships to assess whether account balances or other data appear reasonable. For example, to provide some assurance for the accuracy objective for both sales transactions (transaction-related audit objective) and accounts receivable (balance-related audit objective), the auditor might examine sales transactions in the sales journal for unusually large amounts and also compare total monthly