Total Marks 5
Starting Date Monday, January 13, 2020
Closing Date Friday, January 17, 2020
Question Title Testing the Inventory System
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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SEMESTER FALL 2019
FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDITING (ACC311)
DUE DATE: 27TH NOVEMBER, 2019 MARKS: 10
The students are expected to develop an understanding on auditor’s appointment and qualification in light of Companies Act 2017.
After going through this activity, the students will be able to understand how an individual or company can be appointed as an auditor.
Following are some independent scenarios with reference to appointment & qualification of an auditor:
Barkat Enterprises (a public limited company) dissatisfied with the performance of their current auditors decided remove them. In the recent AGM of the enterprise, one of its directors, Waseem proposed his own chartered accountancy firm, running under his name as M/S Shafee & Co. as the new auditors for the enterprise. The board has approved this proposal and appointed M/S Shafee & Co as their new external auditor.
MTM, a renowned yarn manufacturing firm has recently transformed its legal status into a private limited company with paid up capital of Rs. 3.20M. After the registration, it hired a chartered accountancy firm, Nabi Associates as external auditor for the audit purpose.
Ahsan after completing his CA qualification started his own audit firm with his class mate Asghar 5 years ago. Asghar’s wife, Sara is working as a director at Ahmar & Sons (a private limited company) and holds 35% shares in it. Recently, she used her influence in the company’s board meeting to appoint her husband’s firm as the company’s external auditor.
Since the first day of December 2017, Shahbaz is running his own audit firm providing service in all walks of business including audit. On October 01, 2019 he was offered an opportunity to work as an external auditor of a limited company. He is happy for this offer as he had spent some good time of 2 years in that company as its finance manager before starting his own audit firm.
Zeeshan has been working as an employee at Hussain Limited for the last 2 years. Before this joining, he was working as an audit trainee with an audit firm registered with the ICAP. Now, he has passed all the examinations of his chartered accountancy qualification and is planning to start his own audit firm. On knowing this, his employer, Hussain Limited has offered him to work as the company’s external auditor.
Read carefully provisions of the Section 254 of the Companies Act 2017. Give your opinion, in light of the said section, on the appointments of individuals in the above scenarios as an external auditor.
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RULES FOR MARKING
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Quiz No.2 Total Questions : 10
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