This course introduces generally accepted auditing standards for an auditor’s evaluation of misstatements in a financial-statement audit. Misstatements involve a difference between an amount, classification, presentation, or disclosure in an entity’s financial statements and the amount, classification, presentation, or disclosure required by the relevant financial reporting framework.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe what a misstatement is, whether due to fraud or error
Distinguish between factual, judgmental, and projected misstatements
Explain how materiality affects an auditor’s evaluation of misstatements
Recall how and why an auditor communicates misstatements to an entity
State how identified misstatements affect the audit plan and strategy as the audit progresses
List considerations an auditor makes in evaluating the effects of misstatements on the financial statements
A basic understanding of audits of financial statements.