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11. Which one of the following is NOT a duty of the auditor?

A. Duty to report to the company’s bankers
B. Duty to report to the members
C. Duty to sign the audit report
D. Duty to report on any violation of law

12. Assuming that it is not the first appointment of the auditor, who is responsible for the appointment of the auditor?

A. The shareholders in a general meeting
B. The managing director
C. The board of directors in a board meeting
D. The audit committee

13. The independent auditor’s primary responsibility is to______________?

A. the directors
B. the company’s creditors (payables)
C. the company’s bank
D. the shareholders

14. How long is the auditor’s term of office?

A. Until the audit is complete
B. Until the financial statements are complete
C. Until the next AGM (Annual General Meeting)
D. Until the directors remove them

15. Which of the following is correct in relation to materiality?

A. A matter is material only if it changes the audit report
B. A matter is material if the auditor and the directors both decide that further work needs to be done in the area under question
C. A matter is material only if it affects directors’ emoluments
D. A matter is material if its omission or misstatement would reasonably influence the decisions of an addressee of the auditors’ report

16. Which of the following is NOT the responsibility of a company’s directors?

A. Reporting to the shareholders on the accuracy of the accounts
B. Establishment of internal controls
C. Keeping proper accounting records
D. Supplying information and explanations to the auditor

17. International auditing standards are issued by the______________?

A. International Accounting Standards Board
B. International Federation of Accountants
C. International Standards Board
D. Auditing Practices Board

18. Which of the following is not true about opinion on financial statements?

A. The auditor should express an opinion on financial statements.
B. His opinion is no guarantee to future viability of business
C. He is responsible for detection and prevention of frauds and errors in financial statements
D. He should examine whether recognised accounting principle have been consistently

19. A sale of Rs. 50.000 to A was entered as a sale to B. This is an example of____________?

A. Error of omission
B. Error of commission
C. Compensating error
D. Error of principle

20. When an auditor is proposed for removal from office, which one of the following is he NOT permitted to do?

A. Circulate representations to members
B. Apply to the court to have the proposal removed
C. Speak at the AGM/EGM where the removal is proposed
D. Receive notification of the AGM/EGM where the removal is proposed


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