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Appointment of Company Auditor Every company, whether public or private company, must appoint an auditor to audit its account. The Board of Directors are empowered to appoint the first auditors of a company who shall hold office until the conclusion of the first annual general meeting. Such powers must be exercised by the board within one month of the date …

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Qualities of an Auditor:- An auditor must have the following qualities:- He/she must have complete knowledge of general accounts, income tax, cost accounting etc. He/she should be aware of the latest development of the technique of accounting. He/she should  not pass any transaction unless he/she knows that it is correct. It is possible when sh/she knows thoroughly well the principles …

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Following are the differences between internal audit and statutory audit:- APPOINTMENT:- Internal auditor is appointed by the management while statutory auditor is appointed by the shareholders except in certain cases when the auditor is appointed by the directors of the company or the government. Appointment of internal auditor is optional while statutory auditor is appointed as per the companies act. …

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Internal check is a method of organizing the accounting system of a business concern or a factory where the duties of different staffs are arranged in such a way that the work of one person is automatically checked by another person and thus, the possibility of fraud or error or irregularity is minimized. For example, the receipt of cash entered …

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According to Spicer and Peglar “Internal control is best regarded as the whole system of controls, financial and otherwise, established by the management in the conduct of a business including internal check, internal audit and other forms of control”. As per the above definition we can say that :- The internal control is a system of controls. Controls are established …

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An audit which is conducted in between the two annual audits with a view to find out interim profit to enable to company to declare a interim dividend, is called interim audit. It is a kind of audit which is completed between the periodical or balance sheet audit. Advantages of Interim Audit It is good where the publication of the …

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Final audit means when the audit is done after the close of financial year or when the final accounts are prepared. The audit is completed in one continuous session. Advantages of Final Audit Less danger of manipulation of figures after they have been checked. Auditor need not maintain a big establishment for this purpose. Preparation of time table for audit …

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Continuous audit means when the auditor visits his client in regular or irregular intervals during the financial year and checks each and every transaction and at the end of the year, he checks the profit and loss account and balance sheet. Business Where the Continuous Audit is Applicable Where it is desired to present the accounts just after the close …

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Types of audit can be classified as under:- Statutory Audit:- Where the appointment of the auditors, manner of audit, contents of audit reports etc are specifically mentioned in the Act, the audit conducted according to them is called statutory audit. Statutory audit is carried each year by an auditor, is called statutory auditor. In India, the accounts of joint stock …

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A question often arises in the minds of businessmen whether audit is luxury or not. They say accounting is necessity and auditing is a wastage of time and money. Auditing may be luxury from the point of view of an ordinary businessman because of following reasons:- The remuneration paid to the auditor is an unnecessary waste of funds. Too many …