Question 1. 1.(TCO 4) If a CPA firm is being sued for common law fraud by a third party based on materially false financial statements, which of the following is the best defense the accountants could assert?(Points : 3)
A disclaimer contained in the engagement letter
Lack of privity
Contributory negligence on the part of the client
has failed to establish legal standing before the court.
does not have privity of contract and is unknown to the contracting parties.
does not have privity of contract, but is known to the contracting parties and intended to benefit under the contract.
may establish legal standing before the court after a contract has been consummated.
there are more torts than contracts.
the burden of proof is on the auditor rather than on the person suing.
the person suing need prove only negligence.
the amounts recoverable are normally larger.
should withdraw from the engagement.
should request an increase in audit fees so that more resources can be used to conduct the audit.
has the responsibility of notifying financial statement users through the auditor’s report.
should notify regulators of the circumstances.
The auditor commonly examines a sample, rather than the entire population of transactions.
Accounting presentations contain complex estimates, which involve uncertainty.
Fraudulently prepared financial statements are often difficult to detect.
Auditors believe that reasonable assurance is sufficient in the vast majority of cases.
share little in common.
share most of the same risk factors.
share the same three conditions.
share most of the same conditions.
all of the above.
Significant accounting estimates involving subjective judgments
Significant personal financial obligations
Management's practice of making overly aggressive forecasts
High turnover of accounting, internal audit and information technology staff
Question 10. 10. (TCO 3) Which of the following characteristics is most likely to heighten an auditor's concern about the risk of material misstatements, due to fraud in an entity's financial statements? (Points : 3)
Employees who handle cash receipts are not bonded.
The entity's industry is experiencing declining customer demand.
Internal auditors have direct access to the board of directors and the entity's management.
The board of directors is active in overseeing the entity's financial reporting policies.