Audit

Key changes in revised SA 700

CA, CS, CMA - Last year ICAI had revised SA 700, in accordance with revision in ISA 700, by IFAC. Subsequently its effective date was changed to audit after 01/04/2018. The key change in revised SA 700 is Key Audit Matters....

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Role of Internal Audit in Fraud Prevention and Detection

CA, CS, CMA - Fraud is not a recent phenomenon associated to some highly-publicized cases of financial fraud from the last two centuries. It can be found early in the history of our world as men have made use of tricks, manipulation, and deceit in order to acquire money, land, goods, or trust, with the overall objective of making profit....

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Is Audit Rotation enough for Auditor’s Independence

CA, CS, CMA - Auditor independence refers to the independence of the internal auditor or of the external auditor from parties that may have a financial interest in the business being audited....

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Cost of Quality

CA, CS, CMA - Cost of Quality (COQ) can be defined as Costs associated with quality-related efforts and deficiencies – these include assuring, preventing, detecting, and remediating product issues related to quality. Quality involves in creating, maintaining, upgrading and delivering a product having some standards that meets or exceeds the expectat...

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Audit Sampling Techniques

CA, CS, CMA - Auditor shall design and perform audit procedures in such a way as to enable the auditor to obtain sufficient (quantity of audit evidence) and appropriate (quality of audit evidence) audit evidence to be able to draw reasonable conclusions on which to base the auditor’s opinion....

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Empanelment with Punjab National Bank for Revenue Audit

CA, CS, CMA - Punjab National Bank invites applications from practising 'Partnership firms of Chartered Accountants in India' who fulfill eligibility criteria and are willing to have their Firms empanelled as Revenue Auditors in the Bank for conducting revenue audit of branches....

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ICAI Exposure Draft Framework Governing Internal Audits

CA, CS, CMA - Internal audits are conducted within a defined framework that lays down the boundaries and identifies, in a broad manner, how the internal audit activity is performed. This framework provides the required clarity on key components of the audit activity and helps aggregate all aspects of the internal audit process in a cohesive manner ther...

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Exposure Draft of Preface to Framework & Standards on Internal Audit

CA, CS, CMA - EXPOSURE DRAFT PREFACE TO THE FRAMEWORK AND STANDARDS ON INTERNAL AUDIT* (Last date for comments- January 17, 2018) The Internal Audit Standards Board of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) invites comments on proposed revision to the Preface to the Framework and Standards on Internal Audit. Comments are most helpful if...

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Standard on Auditing (SA) 299 (Revised) Joint Audits

CA, CS, CMA - The practice of appointing more than one auditor to conduct the audit of large entities is followed for a longtime, sometimes voluntarily by the shareholders or sometimes due to the requirements of laws or regulations....

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ICAI forms panel to answer queries related to Bank Branch Audit

CA, CS, CMA - It gives me great pleasure to inform you that after the release of the Guidance Note on Audit of Banks, 2017 edition for the benefit of the members carrying out Bank Branch Audits, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, like earlier years, has now also constituted an online Expert Panel for fast resolution of technical queries of the...

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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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For a debt to be classified as bad, assessee has only to write it off as irrecoverable in its accounts

C. B. Richard Ellis Mauritius Ltd. Vs DDIT (International Taxation) (ITAT Delhi) - For claiming any debt as a bad debt, one has to satisfy following two conditions: (1) Debt is written off as bad debt in the Profit and Loss Account by making corresponding entry in the party account. (2) Debt is taken in to account in computing the income of the assessee of the previous year in whi...

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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"

Key changes in revised SA 700

Last year ICAI had revised SA 700, in accordance with revision in ISA 700, by IFAC. Subsequently its effective date was changed to audit after 01/04/2018. The key change in revised SA 700 is Key Audit Matters....

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Empanelment with Punjab National Bank for Revenue Audit

Punjab National Bank invites applications from practising 'Partnership firms of Chartered Accountants in India' who fulfill eligibility criteria and are willing to have their Firms empanelled as Revenue Auditors in the Bank for conducting revenue audit of branches....

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Role of Internal Audit in Fraud Prevention and Detection

Fraud is not a recent phenomenon associated to some highly-publicized cases of financial fraud from the last two centuries. It can be found early in the history of our world as men have made use of tricks, manipulation, and deceit in order to acquire money, land, goods, or trust, with the overall objective of making profit....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

ICAI Exposure Draft Framework Governing Internal Audits

Internal audits are conducted within a defined framework that lays down the boundaries and identifies, in a broad manner, how the internal audit activity is performed. This framework provides the required clarity on key components of the audit activity and helps aggregate all aspects of the internal audit process in a cohesive manner ther...

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Is Audit Rotation enough for Auditor’s Independence

Auditor independence refers to the independence of the internal auditor or of the external auditor from parties that may have a financial interest in the business being audited....

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Exposure Draft of Preface to Framework & Standards on Internal Audit

EXPOSURE DRAFT PREFACE TO THE FRAMEWORK AND STANDARDS ON INTERNAL AUDIT* (Last date for comments- January 17, 2018) The Internal Audit Standards Board of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) invites comments on proposed revision to the Preface to the Framework and Standards on Internal Audit. Comments are most helpful if...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Cost of Quality

Cost of Quality (COQ) can be defined as Costs associated with quality-related efforts and deficiencies – these include assuring, preventing, detecting, and remediating product issues related to quality. Quality involves in creating, maintaining, upgrading and delivering a product having some standards that meets or exceeds the expectat...

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Audit Sampling Techniques

Auditor shall design and perform audit procedures in such a way as to enable the auditor to obtain sufficient (quantity of audit evidence) and appropriate (quality of audit evidence) audit evidence to be able to draw reasonable conclusions on which to base the auditor’s opinion....

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Forensic Audit- A Broad Overview

Reading the current headlines such as Sebi has directed the exchange to appoint an independent forensic auditor to verify any misrepresentation of financials and business of VDPL as well as any misuse of the funds or books of accounts’ and Sebi has directed the NSE to conduct forensic audit on two companies — ARSS Infrastructure Proje...

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Secretarial Audit- A mandate and governance transparency

In common parlance audit refers to the systematic examination and verification of the records, transactions, documents and physical inspection of the activities by qualified personnel. ...

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