Audit

Secretarial Audit Restructuring Audit Framework

CA, CS, CMA - Secretarial Audit: Introduction Secretarial Audit is a health check up process of an organization whereby the Practicing Professional verifies the correctness and reliability of compliance management system in order to ensure compliances of applicable laws by the company. Secretarial Audit is a process to check compliance with the provisi...

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Auditing Standards Issued By ICSI

CA, CS, CMA - ICSI has recently issued four Auditing Standards for the members in practice in order to enable them to carry out the audit engagements more effectively. The four Auditing Standards are: CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion ...

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SA- 701- key audit matters

CA, CS, CMA - SA 701 is applicable for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after April 01,2018 for audits of complete sets of general purpose financial statements of listed entities. It casts a new reporting requirement on auditors of listed entities to communicate the key audit matters in their audit reports....

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Key Audit Matter – Introduction & Practical Approach

CA, CS, CMA - CA Amogh Dongshanwar Introduction and meaning of Key Audit Matter With the introduction of new Standard on Auditing – SA 701 by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the members of the ICAI have been entrusted with the new responsibility along with opining on the financial statements, to communicate the key audit matters (...

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Word Audit losing its meaning and what it means to an Auditor?

CA, CS, CMA - What is Audit? This is not a model question for a CA IPCC/Intermediate exam! Perhaps this may not be asked for examinations. That does not mean that we do not need an answer....

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ICSI issues four Auditing Standards on Audit Engagement

CA, CS, CMA - The four Standards namely CSAS-1: Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement; CSAS-2: Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation; CSAS-3: Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion and CSAS-4:  Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit are applicable on recommendatory basis on Audit engagements accepted by the Auditor on or after 1...

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CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit

CA, CS, CMA - CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit deals with responsibilities of the auditor while carrying out Secretarial Audit of a Company. The Standard is in addition to other Auditing Standards, as may be applicable with regard to Secretarial Audit. Contents Scope Effective Date Objective Definitions i. Auditor ii. Audit Procedure iii. ...

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CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion

CA, CS, CMA - CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion deals with basis and manner for forming Auditor’s opinion on subject matter of the audit. Contents Scope  Effective Date  Objective  Definitions  i. Auditor ii. Audit Evidence iii. Records iv. Materiality v. Misstatement vi. Third Party vii. Third Party Information Requirements  1. Pr...

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CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation

CA, CS, CMA - CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation deals with responsibilities, duties and powers of the Auditor with respect to Audit Process to be followed by him in performing the audit function and maintaining proper documentation with respect to the audit. Contents Scope Effective Date Objective Definitions i. Auditor ii. Au...

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CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement

CA, CS, CMA - CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement prescribe for an Auditor, principles to accept or continue with an Audit Engagement by agreeing to the terms of engagement with the Management or any changes therein and matters related thereto....

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Gujarat High Court stays Service Tax Audit under Rule 5A by CAG

OWS Warehouse Services LLP Vs. UOI (Gujarat High Court) - Gujarat High Court granted stay on conducting audit of records of taxpayers under 5A of Service Tax Rules, 1994, by Officers of C&AG who were sending communications through CGST officers....

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CAG can audit Pvt. Companies if Govt Revenue is in question

Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court has delivered a judgement in the case of Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India Versus Union of India & Others on the powers of CAG to audit the revenues of Private Telecom Companies flowing to the Consolidated Fund of India...

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Surplus arising to a partner from transaction of contribution of land held by it to a firm as capital contribution shall be taxable u/s 45

DLF Universal Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - and contributed by the assessee to a firm towards capital contribution should be treated as stock in trade even during the course of making the transaction of transferring or contributing the land to the partnership firm as capital contribution, the surplus arising to the assessee from the said tran...

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Deductibility of premium on forward contracts in the year of entering into such contracts

CIT Vs. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Delhi High Court) - The Delhi High Court (HC) [2010-TIOL­42-HC-DEL-IT] in the case of CIT v. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (Taxpayer) which held that the difference between forward rate and exchange rate prevailing on the date of entering into forward contracts is fully allowable as deduction even if the...

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Shares activity treated as investment in earlier years cannot be treated as business in subsequent years if facts are the same

CIT Vs. Gopal Purohit (Bombay High Court) - The income from investment activity was offered as capital gains while the income from dealing activity was offered as business income. This position was accepted by the AO in the earlier years. In AY 2005-06, the AO took a different view and held that even the shares held on investment account had ...

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Practising CS can do Third Party Certification Audits in Haryana

Press Release No. PDPP&S/LL/2016/37 - (09/09/2016) - Labour Department, Government of Haryana vide its Notification No. 11/38/2016-4Lab dated 10th August, 2016 formulated Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme for the factories, shops and commercial establishments in the State to liberalise the enforcement of labour laws...

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RBI issues revised guideline on Concurrent Audit System in Commercial Banks

RBI/2015-16/133 DBS.CO.ARS.No. BC. 2/08.91.021/2015-16 - (16/07/2015) - As you are aware, guidelines on 'concurrent audit system in commercial banks' were issued by us vide our circular DOS.No.BC.16/08.91.021/96 dated August 14, 1996 setting out the scope and coverage of concurrent audit system in commercial banks....

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Submission of Long Form Audit Report (LFAR) by Concurrent Auditors

RBI/2014-15/626 DBS.CO.ARS.BC.8/08.91.001/2014-15 - (02/06/2015) - You are advised that henceforth Concurrent Auditors, who are chartered accountants, of branches below the cut-off point will submit LFAR only to the Chairman of the bank. The banks in turn will consolidate/compile all such LFARs submitted by the Concurrent Auditors and submit to Statutory Central Au...

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RBI Policy on eligibility, empanelment & selection of Statutory Auditors for 2014-15

/08.91.008/2014-15 - (06/02/2015) - Department of Financial Services. Ministry of Finance. Government of India vide their letter NO'. F.No.1/14/2004-BOA dated November 25, 2014 has advised us that Government has decided that the work of selection and appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) is delegated to individual Public Se...

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Cost Accounting Records & Cost Audit – Applicability & Compliance

General Circular No. 68/2011 - (30/11/2011) - In connection with the recently issued circulars/notifications concerning cost accounting records and cost audit, following clarifications are issued: (a) That the companies covered under Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 shall only file a simple compliance report as per the notified...

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Recent Posts in "Audit"

Secretarial Audit Restructuring Audit Framework

Secretarial Audit: Introduction Secretarial Audit is a health check up process of an organization whereby the Practicing Professional verifies the correctness and reliability of compliance management system in order to ensure compliances of applicable laws by the company. Secretarial Audit is a process to check compliance with the provisi...

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Auditing Standards Issued By ICSI

ICSI has recently issued four Auditing Standards for the members in practice in order to enable them to carry out the audit engagements more effectively. The four Auditing Standards are: CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion ...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

ICSI issues four Auditing Standards on Audit Engagement

The four Standards namely CSAS-1: Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement; CSAS-2: Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation; CSAS-3: Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion and CSAS-4:  Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit are applicable on recommendatory basis on Audit engagements accepted by the Auditor on or after 1...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit

CSAS-4 Auditing Standard on Secretarial Audit deals with responsibilities of the auditor while carrying out Secretarial Audit of a Company. The Standard is in addition to other Auditing Standards, as may be applicable with regard to Secretarial Audit. Contents Scope Effective Date Objective Definitions i. Auditor ii. Audit Procedure iii. ...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion

CSAS-3- Auditing Standard on Forming of Opinion deals with basis and manner for forming Auditor’s opinion on subject matter of the audit. Contents Scope  Effective Date  Objective  Definitions  i. Auditor ii. Audit Evidence iii. Records iv. Materiality v. Misstatement vi. Third Party vii. Third Party Information Requirements  1. Pr...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation

CSAS-2 Auditing Standard on Audit Process and Documentation deals with responsibilities, duties and powers of the Auditor with respect to Audit Process to be followed by him in performing the audit function and maintaining proper documentation with respect to the audit. Contents Scope Effective Date Objective Definitions i. Auditor ii. Au...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement

CSAS-1 Auditing Standard on Audit Engagement prescribe for an Auditor, principles to accept or continue with an Audit Engagement by agreeing to the terms of engagement with the Management or any changes therein and matters related thereto....

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ICAI panel to answer queries related to Bank Branch Audit

AUDITING AND ASSURANCE STANDARDS BOARD CONSTITUTES EXPERT PANEL FOR ADDRESSING BANK BRANCH AUDIT RELATED QUERIES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018-19  Dear Members, The bank audit season is around the corner. Given the fact that the banking industry is typical in terms of its geographical and customer spread, the volume and varied nature of pr...

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Using Information Available at IU Platform for External Confirmations

Standards on Auditing (SAs) recognize the importance of ‘External Confirmations’ as audit evidence. Relevant extracts of some SAs regarding external confirmations are reproduced below....

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Adoption of ICAI Software on Allotment of Statutory Bank-Branch Audit

Adoption of ICAI Software on Allotment of Statutory Bank-Branch Audit by Banks As you know, we have over the years expressed our concern on the appointment of auditors of public sector banks by Banks’ Board themselves and on the autonomy given to them. To address this, as you are very well aware, ICAI had developed […]...

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