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Compare balances of related expense accounts with those of prior periods and obtain explanations for significant variations with management. We confirm that the financial report is prepared and presented fairly in accordance with [applicable financial reporting framework] and is free of material arse, including omissions].
The report shall include specific reference to the fact that there is such a significant uncertainty. The public sector auditor also may not be in the position to resign from the appointment to audit the annual financial report. An interim financial report shall include, at a minimum, the following components:.
Obtain an aged analysis of the trade receivables.
For example, considering fraud risk, material weaknesses in internal controls and any significant changes to internal control policies and procedures. Procedures for a Review of a Financial Report In doing so, ordinarily the auditor considers the nature of any corrected misstatements, and any uncorrected misstatements aggregated by the auditor, any significant risks, including the risk of management override of controls, and significant accounting and any reporting matters that may be of continuing significance, such as material weaknesses in internal control.
Our procedures were designed to obtain a limited level of assurance on which to base our conclusion and do not provide all the evidence that would be required to provide a reasonable level of assurance. Such representations may include the following examples.
Consider the adequacy of disclosure about such matters in the financial report.
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The auditor shall issue a written report that contains the following:. For example, comparing sources of revenue and the and the asrs of sales in the current financial report with corresponding information in:. Enquire whether the accounting policy applied to investment property is consistent with aste periods. The auditor may decide also to perform, at the time of the review, auditing procedures that would need to be performed for the purpose of the audit of the annual financial report, for example, performing auditing procedures on:.
This Appendix contains limited extracts from the Act and the Australian Accounting Standards in order to provide a context for the example report included in this Appendix. Other Liabilities and Contingent Liabilities For example, it may be practicable to update the aare of the entity and its environment, including its internal control, and begin reading applicable minutes before the end of the period. Accordingly, we are not in a position to and do not express any assurance in respect of the comparative information for the [period] ended [date of preceding corresponding period].
When the auditor is unable to complete the review, the auditor shall communicate, in writing, to the appropriate level of management and to those charged with governance the reason why the review awre be completed, and consider whether it is appropriate to issue a review report. If the auditor identifies 4205 material inconsistency, the auditor needs to consider whether the financial report or the other information needs to be amended.
Compare results with those of prior periods and those expected for the current period. Consider whether there are any indicators of impairment and whether the property, plant and equipment have suffered a material, permanent impairment in value. In conducting our review, we have complied with the independence requirements of the Asrw professional accounting bodies  ]. However, we shall inform you of any material matters that come to our attention. Enquire whether lease agreements have been properly reflected in the financial report in conformity with current accounting pronouncements.
A review of a financial report ordinarily does not require corroborating the enquiries about litigation or claims. Going Concern and Significant Uncertainties Aste have reviewed the accompanying [period] financial report of [name of entity], which comprises the balance sheet as at ssre, and the income statement, statement of changes in equity and cash flow statement for the [period] asrs on that date, a [statement or description of accounting policies  ], other selected explanatory notes, and [the declaration of those charged with governance  ].
Asrr such cases, ordinarily an auditor encourages clear disclosure in the financial report, that the auditor has been unable to review the comparatives. When an entity has come into existence only within the first financial reporting period, comparative information will not aser provided in the first financial report and no modified review report is required. The auditor shall plan and perform the review by exercising professional judgement and with an attitude of professional scepticism, recognising that circumstances may exist that cause the financial report to require a material adjustment for it to be prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework.
General Principles of a Review of a Financial Report Confirm that the engagement team complies with relevant independence and ethical requirements.
Enquire about transfers between cash accounts for the period before 22405 after the review date. Enquire whether any large credits relating to recorded income asrd been issued after the balance sheet reporting date and whether provision has been made for such amounts.
Enquire about the basis for recording these accounts and the amortisation methods used. Enquire about the reason for unusually large accounts, credit balances on accounts or any other unusual balances and enquire about the collectibility of receivables.
For example, information gained from reading the minutes of meetings of the board of directors in connection with the review of the financial report may also be used for the annual audit.
Standards on Review Engagements
The auditor needs to consider the legal and regulatory requirements, including whether there is a legal requirement for the auditor to issue a report. The [title of those charged with governance] of the [type of entity] are responsible are the preparation and fair presentation of asrs [period] financial report in accordance with the [applicable financial reporting framework] and for such internal control as the directors [those charged with governance] determine is necessary to enable the preparation and fair presentation of the [period] financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Procedures for performing a review of a financial report ordinarily are limited to making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters and applying analytical and other review procedures, rather than corroborating information obtained concerning matters relating to the financial report. The auditor needs to agree with the client the terms of engagement. When the review engagement is undertaken pursuant to legislation, the minimum applicable terms are those contained in the legislation Ref: The auditor shall communicate relevant matters of governance interest arising from the review of the financial report to those charged with governance.
Law or regulation governing review engagements in the public sector ordinarily mandates the appointment of the auditor.
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Consider whether there are any indicators of impairment and whether any investment property was subject to recent valuations. Consider the reasonableness of any provisions. Obtaining an understanding of the entity and its environment enables the auditor to focus the enquiries made, and the analytical and other review procedures applied in performing a review of the financial report in accordance with this Auditing Standard.
Employee Share Plans Enquire from management about the carrying values of investments. We acknowledge our responsibility for ensuring that the financial report is in accordance with [applicable financial reporting framework].
For example, those charged with governance may present alternative measures of earnings that more positively portray financial performance than the financial report, and such alternative measures are given excessive prominence, or are not clearly defined, or not clearly reconciled to the financial report such that they are confusing and potentially misleading.