• Cyberian's Gold

    Total Marks 5
    Starting Date Monday, January 13, 2020
    Closing Date Friday, January 17, 2020
    Status Open
    Question Title Testing the Inventory System
    Question Description

    GDB (ACC311)

    Fundamental of Auditing

    Covering Lecture 23-30

    Topic for Discussion: “Testing the Inventory System”

    Learning Objectives:

    To assess the knowledge related to verification approaches during audit
    To understand the process of testing the inventory system
    To know the importance of inventory documentation and record processes in the business
    To asses and understand the importance of control objectives while testing the inventory system during audit


    ABC Chemicals – located in KTL industrial area, is one of the pioneer paint manufacturing companies in the country. Currently, it is facing liquidity issue to finance its production to increase the capacity. However, the company has plenty of inventory in its store which can be hypothecated with the bank to generate liquidity. Company’s director finance received a financial plan from his manager and approached to XYZ Bank for hypothecation against existing inventory. After negotiation, the bank agreed to provide term finance equal to 70 paisa per rupee on a markup of paisa 30 per thousand per day. However, the bank demanded a certificate on the inventory valuation by an independent auditor. ABC Chemicals with the approval of the bank has nominated you as an independent auditor.


    Discuss at least four relevant “Control Objectives” which will be verified by you during this audit in order to test the inventory system of ABC Chemicals.

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