Explain the assurances that an auditor seeks to obtain in the audit of tangible fixed assets

Auditing and Assurance Revision Questions and Answers

– Ownership: The auditor needs to verify that there was authority issued for the purchase of an asset the company.
– Cost: The auditor should verify the cost as given comparing it with manufacturer or dealers.
– Valuation: This assurance will be acquired ensuring appropriate depreciation has been charged, so that valuation at year end is reasonable.

– Existance: By physically inspecting the assets, noting down their details.
– Presentation and Disclosure: Here the auditor analysis the classification of the assets,noting distinction between leased assets (if any) and fully owned assets as disclosed in the Balance Sheet.
– In the event of disposal, the auditor should verify issuance of authority to dispose,reason ability of disposal price and correct recording.
– Check receipt of the disposal price and proper recording in the records.



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