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ACC5218 Auditing Practice
Assignment 2 (weighting 25%)
Due date: 22nd May 2016
This Assignment is designed to give you an opportunity to:
1. apply theoretical accounting knowledge and skills to solve non-routine accounting problems
to the level of threshold learning outcomes for auditing through assessment tasks;
2. understand and apply the various auditing standards and procedures in the conduct of an
3. demonstrate and apply technical skills in auditing techniques and judgement skills required
of an accounting professional engaged in audit;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the audit process, beginning with the planning phase,
through the documentation stages, to the testing, evaluation and reporting stages;
5. understand and apply the various auditing standards and procedures in the conduct of an
6. understand the principles and application of audit sampling techniques; and
7. understand and apply the concepts of internal controls and audit testing procedures.
This assignment consists of FIVE (5) parts
SEQ Supply Company Ltd (SEQ Ltd) is a medium-sized distributor of IT hardware supplies. It has been
a client of yours for several years and has instituted excellent internal controls for sales at your
In providing control over shipments, SEQ Ltd has pre-numbered ?warehouse removal slips? that are
used for every sale. It is company policy never to remove goods from the warehouse without an
authorised warehouse removal slip. After shipment, two copies of the warehouse removal slip are
sent to billing for the computerised preparation of a sales invoice. One copy is stapled to the
duplicate copy of a pre-numbered sales invoice, and the other copy is filed numerically. In some
cases, more than one warehouse removal slip is used for billing one sales invoice.
In the audit of sales, one of the main concerns is the effectiveness of the controls in ensuring that all
shipments are billed. You have decided to use audit sampling in testing internal controls.
a) Describe what is meant by a ?sampling unit?. (10 marks)
b) State an effective audit procedure for testing the possibility of omitted sales for SEQ Ltd. What is
the sampling unit? (5 marks)
c) State an effective audit procedure for verifying the existence of recorded sales for SEQ Ltd. What
is the sampling unit? (5 marks)
d) Explain why the sampling unit for testing the possibility of omitted sales might differ from the
sampling unit for verifying the existence of recorded sales. (10 marks)
e) Margorie Smith, an accounting graduate and junior member of your audit team for SEQ Ltd,
performed tests of controls and substantive tests of transactions of sales for the month of
September in an audit of SEQ Ltd?s financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2015. Based
on the excellent results of both the tests of controls and the substantve tests of transactions, she
decided to significantly reduce her substantive tests of details of balances at year end. Evaluate
this decision. (70 marks).
Due 22nd May 2016
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