An effective audit starts with a solid audit plan. While the overall audit strategy and plan can vary between clients, an auditor will usually establish risk assessment procedures and a how-to response for the risk of material misstatement. The challenge is that sometimes, even the most thorough and comprehensive audit plans can still have gaps.
Gena Song, CPA, CA
Audit services are traditionally viewed as compliance requirements by regulators or a way to instill confidence with a company’s investors. As a result, the focus of the CFO might shift to minimizing costs and efforts in order to comply with the required audits. During the limited interactions with the audit committee or the company’s CFO,