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audit of complex systems using an explanatory approach

Canada. Office of the Auditor General.

audit of complex systems using an explanatory approach

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Published by Office of the Auditor General] in [Ottawa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJ.R. Rutherford.
SeriesDiscussion paper (Canada. Office of the Auditor General) -- no.4
ContributionsRutherford, J.R., Willey, P.M., Zelman, M.I.
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21602980M

  The top-down approach analyzes risk by aggregating the impact of internal operational failures while bottom-up approach analyzes the risks in an individual process using models. The top-down approach doesn’t differentiate between high-frequency low severity and low-frequency high severity events while the bottom-up approach does. Australian Auditing Standards. Australian Auditing Standards establish requirements and provide application and other explanatory material on: the responsibilities of an auditor when engaged to undertake an audit of a financial report, or complete set of financial statements, or other historical financial information; and. To test this hypothesis, disclosures are measured using Muñoz‐Izquierdo et al.'s codification (see section 3 for details).In H1, the incremental predictive value of a non‐financial variable (the number of audit report disclosures included in every report) is solely content of Author: Nora Muñoz‐Izquierdo, Erkki K. Laitinen, María‐del‐Mar Camacho‐Miñano, David Pascual‐Ezama.   Given the start point that the client has poor (unreliable) internal controls and that you are therefore reconcild to a substantive based audit approach, I would have thought it more sensible to follow a directional methodology looking for under- and over-statements.


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