ACCA教学大纲

审计与内部控制

《审计与内部控制》

 

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课程名称

ACCA 审计与内部控制

计划学时

64 Class Hours

   

教材名称

Audit & internal Review

出版时间

200311

   

英国BPP出版有限公司编

东华大学出版社

   

1Audit and internal Review Practice & revision

2

前置课程

ACCA 2.5 Financial Reporting, ACCA 1.1 Preparing Financial Statements,

ACCA 2.1 Information System.

一、课程性质、目的与基本要求

This course is an introduction of audit and internal review.

Aim:

To develop knowledge and understanding of the audit process and its application in the context of the external regulatory framework and for business control and development.

Basic requirements:

On complement of this paper, candidates should be able to:

1. Understand the nature, purpose and scope of auditing and internal review, including the role of external audit and its regulatory framework, and the role of internal audit in providing assurance on risk management and on the control framework of an organization.

2. Identity risks, describe the procedures undertaken in the planning process, plan work to meet the objectives of the audit or review assignment and draft the content of plans.

3. Describe and evaluate accounting and internal control systems and identify and communicate control risks, potential consequence and recommendations.

4. Explain and evaluate sources of evidence, describe the nature, timing and extent of tests on transactions and account balances (including sampling and analytical procedure) and design programs for audit and review assignments.

5. Evaluate findings, investigate inconsistencies, modify the work program as necessary, review subsequent events, and justify and prepare appropriate reports for users within and external to the organization, including recommendations to enhance business performance.

6. Discuss and apply the requirements of relevant International Standards on Auditing.

7. Demonstrate the skill expected in Part 12.

二、各章名称、内容与学时分配及重点难点

第一章  ( 1 学时)

Chapter One: The nature and purpose of assurance

Contents:

1. The purpose of assurance.

2. The nature of assurance services.

3. Assurance and reports.

4. The chronology of an audit.

Key points:

1. Nature and development of audit and review.

2. Concepts of accountability, Stewardship and agency.

3. Concepts of materiality, true and fair presentation and reasonable assurance.

4. Reporting as a means of communication to differ rent stakeholders.

5. Need for auditors to communicate with those charged with governance.

6. High level of assurance provided by audit assignment; the moderate level of assurance provided by review assignments; assignments in which no assurance is provided.

第二章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Two: Corporate governance

Contents:

1. Introduction to corporate governance.

2. Codes of best practice.

3. Audit committees.

4. Internal control effectiveness.

Key points:

1. The objective, relevance and importance of corporate governance.

2. The provisions of internal codes of corporate governance.

3. The structure and roles of audit committees and their benefits and drawbacks.

4. The importance of internal control and risk management.

5. The factors to be taken into account when assessing the need for an internal audit function.

第三章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Three: Statutory audit and regulation

Contents:

1. The statutory audit requirement.

2. Audit regulation.

3. Auditor rights and duties.

4. Auditing standards.

Key points:

1. Regulatory framework in which statutory audits take place.

2. Development and status of International Standards on Auditing and their relationship with national standards.

3. Reasons for, and mechanisms for, the regulation of auditors by governments and other regulatory agencies.

4. Types of opinion provided in statutory audit assignment.

第四章  ( 3 学时)

Chapter Four: Internal audit and regulation

Contents:

1. Internal auditing.

2. Risk management and organizational control.

3. Internal audit assignments.

4. Operational internal audit assignments.

5. Regulation.

6. Outsourcing the internal audit function.

Key points:

1. Difference between the role of external audit and internal audit.

2. Scope of internal audit work and the limitations of the internal audit function.

3. Nature and purpose of internal review assignments.

4. Nature and purpose of operational internal review assignments.

第五章  ( 4 学时)

Chapter Five: Professional codes of ethics and behavior

Contents:

1. Due care, skill and competence.

2. Rules of professional conduct.

3. Internal audit ethics.

4. Areas of controversy

5. Accepting appointment.

6. Engagement letters.

Key points:

1. The fundamental concepts of professional ethics.

2. Distinguish between the elements of professional ethics applicable to internal auditors and those applicable to external audits..

3. The detailed requirements and the application of professional ethicsin the context of confidentially and conflicts of interest.

4. The importance of engagement letters and their contents.

第六章  ( 5 学时)

Chapter Six: Evidence, sampling and documentation

Contents:

1. Audit evidence

2. Audit sampling.

3. Audit documents.

Key points:

1. The work plan, the work program and documentation.

2. Other audit and review evidence.

第七章  ( 6 学时)

Chapter Seven: Planning and risk

Contents:

1. Planning.

2. Introduction to risk

3. Materiality.

4. Understanding the entity and its environment

5. Assessing the risks of material misstatement.

6. Responding to the risk assessment.

7. Fraud, laws and regulations.

8. Reviews and internal audit.

Key points:

1. Distinguish between risk-based, procedural and other approaches to audit and review work.

2. The components of risk and the use of information technology in risk analysis.

3. Misstatements.

第八章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Eight: Using the work of others

Contents:

1. Using the work of internal audit.

2. Using the work of an expert.

3. Service organizations.

4. Reporting

5. Staff issues.

Key points:

1. Conditions that must be met before reliance can be placed on the work of others and the planning considerations in coordinating the work of others.

2. Division of responsibilities between auditors and others.

3. Extent to which reference to the work of others can be made in audit and review reports.

第九章  ( 5 学时)

Chapter Nine: Internal control and audit risk evolution

Contents:

1. Gaining an understanding of control systems.

2. Limitations of accounting and control systems

3. Assessing the risking of material misstatement.

4. Acting on control risk assessment

5. Internal controls in a CIS environment.

6. Recording of accounting and control systems.

Key points:

1. The importance of internal control to auditors

2. The limitations of internal control systems in the context of fraud and error.

3. The need to modify the audit plan in the light of the results of tests of control.

4. Distinguish between tests of controls and substantive tests.

第十章  ( 6 学时)

Chapter Ten: Tests of controls: sales, purchases and wages

Contents:

1. The sales system.

2. The purchases and expenses system

3. The wages system.

4. Smaller entities.

Key points:

1. Explain and illustrate how structure and operational weaknesses in revenue, purchases and inventory systems should be reported to management and how recommendations should be made.

2. Explain and illustrate how structure and operational weaknesses in payroll systems should be reported to management and how recommendations should be made.

第十一章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Eleven: Tests of controls: other’ areas

Contents:

1. The cash system.

2. The inventory system.

3. Revenue and capital expenditure.

4. Internal audit: relevant cycles

Key points:

1. Describe and analyze how internal control systems over revenue and capital expenditure transaction cycles operate in both large and small entities.

2. Describe and illustrate the use by auditors of internal control checklists for revenue and capital expenditure transaction cycles.

3. Describe and tabulate tests of control of revenue and capital expenditure for inclusion in a work program.

4. Explain and illustration how structural and operational weaknesses in revenue and capital expenditure systems should be reported to management and how recommendations should be made.

第十二章  ( 3 学时)

Chapter Twelve: The substantive audit

Contents:

1. Substantive testing

2. Directional testing

3. Analytical procedures

4. Accounting estimates

5. Opening balance

6. Comparatives

Key points:

1. Describe and illustrate how analytical procedures are used as substantive procedures.

2. Explain the problems associated with the audit and review of accounting estimates.

第十三章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Thirteen: Non-current assets

Contents:

1. Tangible non-current assets

2. Other non-current assets

Key points:

1. Describe and tabulate for inclusion in a work program the substantive procedures used in obtaining evidence in relation to non-current assets and non-current liabilities and the related income.

2. Explain the purpose of substantive procedures in relation to financial statement assertions concerning non-current assets and non-current liabilities.

第十四章  ( 4 学时)

Chapter Fourteen: Inventory

Contents:

1. Regulatory aspects of inventory

2. The physical inventory count

3. Cut-off

4. Inventory valuation

Key points:

1. Explain the importance of inventory

2. Describe inventory counting procedures

3. Explain cut-off

4. Describe and tabulate for inclusion in a work program the substantive procedures used in obtaining evidence in relation to inventory, including the auditor’s attendance at inventory counting

5. Explain the purpose of substantive procedures, including direct confirmation of inventory of inventory held by third parties, in relation to financial statement assertions concerning inventory

第十五章  ( 3 学时)

Chapter Fifteen: Receivables and prepayments

Contents:

1. Accounts receivable

2. Bad debts

3. Sales

4. Prepayments

Key points:

1. Describe and tabulate for inclusion in a work program the substantive procedures, including the direct confirmation of accounts receivable, used in obtaining evidence in relation to receivables and prepayments, and the related income statement entries.

2. Explain the purpose of substantive procedures in relation to financial statement assertions concerning receivables and prepayments.

第十六章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Sixteen: Bank and cash

Contents:

1. Bank

2. Cash

Key points:

1. Describe and tabulate for inclusion in a work program the substantive procedures, including bank confirmation reports used in obtaining evidence in relation to bank and cash, and the related income statement entries.

2. Explain the purpose of substantive procedures in relation to financial statement assertions concerning bank and cash.

第十七章  ( 3 学时)

Chapter Seventeen: Liabilities and capital

Contents:

1. Trade accounts payable and purchases

2. Accruals

3. Long-term liabilities

4. Provision and contingencies

5. Capital and other issues

Key points

1. Describe and tabulate for inclusion in a work program the substantive procedures used in obtaining evidence in relation to current liabilities and accruals, and the related income statement entries.

2. Explain the purpose of substantive procedures, including supplies statement reconciliations and direct confirmation of accounts payable, in relation to financial statement assertions concerning current liabilities and accruals.

第十八章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Eighteen: Audit reviews and finalization

Contents:

1. Going concern

2. Subsequent events

3. Management representations

4. Overall review of financial statements

5. Other information in documents containing audited financial statements

6. Completion of the audit

Key points:

1. Describe and explain the quality of management representations as audit evidence

2. Describe and explain the circumstances in which obtaining management representations is necessary and the matters on which representations are commonly obtained.

3. Describe and explain the purpose of the subsequent events review.

4. Describe and explain the procedures to be undertaken in performing a subsequent events review.

5. Describe and explain the importance of the overall review of evidence obtained.

6. Describe and explain the problems associated with the application of accounting treatments.

7. Describe and explain the significance of unadjusted differences.

第十九章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Nineteen: Public reporting

Contents:

1. The auditors’ report on financial statements

2. Modified reports

3. The audit report as a means of communication

Key points:

1. Describe and analyze the format and content of unmodified and modified statutory audit report.

第二十章  ( 3 学时)

Chapter Twenty: Private reporting

Contents:

1. External review reports

2. Internal audit reports

3. Reporting control weakness

4. Communication of audit matters with those charge with governance

Key points:

1. Identity and reported systems weakness and their potential effects and make appreciate recommendations to management

2. Describe and analyze the format and contents of internal review reports and other reports dealing with recommendations for the enhancement of business performance.

第二十一章  ( 2 学时)

Chapter Twenty-one: Not for profit organizations

Contents:

1. Objectives

2. Planning

3. Evidence

4. Reporting

5. Public sector

Key points:

1. Apply audit review techniques to small not for profit organizations.

2. Explain how the audit review of small not for profit organizations differs from the audit and review of for-profit organizations.

 

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