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  1. The underlying conditions that creat demand by users for reliable information include:
    a. transactions that are numerous and complex
    b. users seperated from accounting records by distance and time
    c. financial decisions that are important to investors and users
    d. decisions are time sensitive
    e. all of the above
    e. all of the above
  2. Information risk refers to the risk that
    a. the clients' financial statements may be materially false and misleading
    b. the auditor may express an unqualified opinion on financial statements that are material misstated
    c. the client may not be able to remain in business
    d. errors and frauds would not be detected by the autitor's procedures
    • a. the clients' financial statements may be materially false and
    • misleading
  3. Operational auditing refers to the study of business operations for the purpose of making recommendations for which of the following?
    A. compliance with rules and regulations
    B. attesting to the fairness of the financial statements
    C. economic and efficient use of resources
    d. all of the above
    C. economic and efficient use of resources
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Assurance services invlove which of the following?
    a. relevance as well as reliability
    b. nonfinancial information as well as traditional financial statements
    c. electronic databases as well as printed reports
    d. all of the above
    d. all of the above
  5. Professional skepticism dictates that when management makes a statement to the auditors, the auditors should
    a. disregard the statement because it ranks low on the evidence quality scale
    b. corroborate the evidence with other supporting documentation whenever possible
    c. require that the statement be put in writing
    d. believe the statement in order to maintain the professional client-audtor relationship
    • b. corroborate the evidence with other supporting documentation whenever
    • possible
  6. The primary responsibility for an organization's financial statements rests with
    A. the internal auditors
    B. management
    C. the external auditors
    D. the public company accounting oversight board (PCAOB)
    B. management
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. The audit objective that all transactions and accounts that should be presented in the financial statements are included is related to which assertion?
    A. valuation or allocation
    B. completeness
    C. presentation and disclosure
    D. existence or occurrence
    E. rights and obligations
    B. completeness
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which of the following best describes the main reason independent auditors report on management's financial statements?
    a. a management fraud may exist, and it is likely to be detected by independent auditors.
    b. the management that prepares the statements and ther persons who use the statements may have conflicting interests.
    c. misstated account balances may be corrected as the result of the independent audit work
    d. the management that prepares the statements may have a poorly designed system of internal control
    • b. the management that prepares the statements and ther persons who use
    • the statements may have conflicting interests.
  9. The audit objective that all footnotes have been included in the financial statements is related most closely to which assertation?
    A. existence or occurrence
    B. rights and obligations
    C. presentation and disclosure
    D. completeness
    C. presentation and disclosure
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which of the following is an ASB balance assertion about fixed assets related to "accuracy and valuation"?
    A. the client has title to the machinery and equipment
    B. fixed assets are properly classified as noncurrent assets
    C. fixed assets depressiation has been correctly calculated
    D. pledge or assignment of fixed as collateral is appriately shown in notes.
    C. fixed assets depressiation has been correctly calculated
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of the following would be considered an assuranceengagement?
    a. Giving an opinion on a prize promoter’s claims about theamount of sweepstakes prizes awarded in the past.
    b. Giving an opinion on the conformity of the financialstatements of a university with generally accepted accountingprinciples.
    c. Giving an opinion on the fair presentation of a newspaper’scirculation data.
    d. Giving assurance about the average drive length achieved bygolfers with a client’s golf balls.
    e. All of the above.
    e. All of the above.
  12. It is always a good idea for auditors to begin an audit with the professional skepticism characterized by the assumption that:
    a. a potential conflict of interest always exists between the auditor and the management of the enterprise under audit
    b. in audits of financial statements, the auditor acts exclusively in the capacity of an auditor
    c. the professional status of the independent auditor imposes commensurate professional obligations
    d. financial statements and financial data are verifiable
    • a. a potential conflict of interest always exists between the auditor
    • and the management of the enterprise under audit
  13. In an attestation engagement, a CPA practitioner is engaged to:
    a. compile a company’s financial forecast based on management’s assumptions without expressing any form of assurance
    b. prepare a written report containing a conclusion about the reliability of a management assertion
    c. prepare a tax return using information the CPA has not audited or reviewed
    d. give expert testimony in court on particular facts in a corporate income tax controversy
    • b. prepare a written report containing a conclusion about the
    • reliability of a management assertion
  14. A determination of cost savings obtained by outsourcing cafeteria services is most likely to be an objective of:
    A. environmental auditing
    B. compliance auditing
    C. operational auditing
    D. financial auditing
    C. operational auditing
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The primary difference between operational auditing and financial auditing is that in operational auditing:
    A. the auditor starts with the financial statements of an activity being audited and works backward to the basic processes involved in producing them.
    B. the auditor is seeking to help management use resources in the most effective manner possible
    C. the auditor is not concerned with whether the audited activity is generating information in compliance with financial accounting standards
    D. the auditor can used analytical skills and tools that are not necessary in financial auditing
    B. the auditor is seeking to help management use resources in the most effective manner possible
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. According to the AICPA, the objective of an audit of financial statements is:
    a. an expression of opinion on the fairness with which they present financial position results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
    b. an expression of opinion on the fairness with which they present financial position, results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with accounting standards promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
    c. an expression of opinion on the fairness with which they present financial position, result of operations, and cash flows in conformity with accounting standards promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    d. to obtain systematic and objective evidence about financial assertions and report the results to interested users.
    • a. an expression of opinion on the fairness with which they present
    • financial position results of operations, and cash flows in conformity
    • with generally accepted accounting principles
  17. Bankers who are processing loan applications from companies seeking large loans will probably ask for financial statements audited by an independent CPA because:
    a. financial statements are too complex to analyze themselves
    b. they are too far away from company headquarters to perform accounting and auditing themselves
    c. the consequences of making a bad loan are very undesirable
    d. they generally see a potential conflict of interest between company managers who want to get loans and the bank’s needs for reliable financial statements
    • d. they generally see a potential conflict of interest between company
    • managers who want to get loans and the bank’s needs for reliable
    • financial statements
  18. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 prohibits professional service firms from providing which of the following services to an audit client?
    a. Bookkeeping services.
    b. Internal audit services.
    c. Valuation services.
    d. All of the above.
    d. All of the above
  19. Independent auditors of financial statements perform audits that reduce and control:
    A. timeliness of financial statements
    B. information risk faced by investors
    C. complexity of financial statements
    D. business risks faced by investors
    B. information risk faced by investors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The primary objectives of compliance auditing is to:
    a. give an opinion on financial statements
    b. develop a basis for a report on internal control
    c. perform a study of effective and efficient use of resources
    d. determine whether auditee personnel are following laws, rules, regulations, and policies
    • d. determine whether auditee personnel are following laws, rules,
    • regulations, and policies
  21. What requirements are usually necessary to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant?
    a. Successful completion of the Uniform CPA Examination.
    b. Experience in the accounting field.
    c. Education.
    d. All of the above.
    d. All of the above.
  22. The organization primarily responsible for ensuring that public officials are using public funds efficiently, economically, and effectively is the:
    A. the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    B. Central Internal Auditors (CIA)
    C. General Accounting Organization (GAO)
    D. Governmental Internal Audit Agency (GIAA)
    C. General Accounting Organization (GAO)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Performance audits usually include (two answers):
    A. Financial audits.
    B. Program audits.
    C. Compliance audits.
    D. Economy and efficiency audits.
    D. Economy and efficiency audits.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. The objective in an auditor’s review of credit ratings of a client’s customers is to obtain evidence related to management’s assertion about:
    A. valuation or allocation
    B. rights and obligations
    C. compliance
    D. existence
    A. valuation or allocation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Jones, CPA, is planning the audit of Rhonda’s Company. Rhonda verbally asserts to Jones that all the expenses for the year have been recorded in the accounts. Rhonda’s representation in this regard:
    a. is sufficient evidence for Jones to conclude that the completeness assertion is supported for the expenses
    b. can enable Jones to minimize his work of the gathering of evidence to support Rhonda’s completeness assertion
    c. should be disregarded because it is not in writing
    d. is not considered a sufficient basis for Jones to conclude that all expenses have been recorded
    • d. is not considered a sufficient basis for Jones to conclude that all
    • expenses have been recorded
  26. The risk to investors that a company’s financial statements may be materially misleading is called:
    A. information risk
    B. business risk
    C. client acceptance risk
    D. moral hazard
    A. information risk
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. When auditing merchandise inventory at year-end, the auditor performs audit procedures to ensure that all goods purchased before year-end are received before the physical inventory count. This audit procedure provides assurance about which management assertion?
    A. Rights and obligations.
    B. Accuracy.
    C. Valuation and allocation.
    D. Cutoff.
    D. Cutoff.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. When auditing merchandise inventory at year-end, the auditor performs audit procedures to obtain evidence that no goods held on consignment for customers are included in the inventory balance. This audit procedure provides assurance about which management assertion?
    A. Cutoff.
    B. Accuracy.
    C. Valuation and allocation.
    D. Rights and obligations.
    D. Rights and obligations.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. When an auditor reviews additions to the equipment (fixed asset) account to make sure that repair and maintenance expenses are not
    understated, she wants to obtain evidence as to management’s assertion regarding:
    A. existence
    B. rights and obligations
    C. valuation
    D. classification
    A. existence
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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