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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION TO ASSURANCE ENGAGEMENTS
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Review Questions
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Refer to page 2, paragraph 3 of the textbook.

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Refer to page 3, paragraph 2 of the textbook.

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Refer to page 4, paragraph 2 of the textbook.

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In an assurance engagement, a practitioner aims to provide a high or moderate
level of assurance that an assertion being made by one party for use by another
party can be relied upon while in a consulting engagement, the practitioner
aims to provide professional advice on how the limited resources of an
enterprise can be put into optimal use in order to attain the company’s
objectives.

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Examples of assurance engagements on information technology are:
a) CPA Web Trust Service
b) Information System Reliability Service
Refer to page 7 of the textbook for a brief discussion of these services.

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Refer to page 10 of the textbook.

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Refer to pages 14 to 29 of the textbook.

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Refer to pages 3 and 4 of the textbook.

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Refer to pages 18 to 20 of the textbook.

10. Refer to pages 20 to 27 of the textbook.
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III. Comprehensive Cases

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(c) INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS’ REPORT We have examined the accompanying Schedule of Customer Satisfaction Measures for the three years ended December 31. Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal control. evidence supporting the schedule and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. the criteria must be sufficiently complete such that no relevant factors are omitted that would affect a conclusion about the subject matter. In our opinion. In addition. the criteria must measure some characteristic of the subject matter that is relevant to a user’s decision. Professional Ethics… Case 1. Form an opinion about the fairness of management’s assertion on internal control. (a) The purpose of CPA reporting on internal control is to provide assurance about whether management’s assertion about internal control is fairly stated in all material respects. Inc. included examining. We believe that our examination provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. This schedule is the responsibility of Gonzales. Case 2. . They provide guidelines on audits and related services such as examinations and reviews. an examination provides the highest degree of assurance that information produced by the system will be reliable.’s management. Finally. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this schedule based on our examination. (a) PSA 100. provide guidance for an engagement such as one on customer satisfaction.Assurance Principles. Our examination was conducted in accordance with standards on assurance engagements adopted in the Philippines and. Thus. for example. on a test basis. Assurance Engagements. the Schedule of Customer Satisfaction Measures referred to above presents fairly. 20X4. (b) Suitable criteria are those that are objective and permit reasonably consistent measurements. accordingly. Obtain an understanding of internal control. in conformity with the measurement and disclosure criteria set forth in Note 1. based on the control criteria being followed.1-2 Solutions Manual . in all material respects. the levels of customer satisfaction for the three years ended December 31. (b) When involved in performing an examination on the effectiveness of internal control a practitioner should:     Plan the engagement. 20X4.

.Introduction to Assurance Engagements 1-3 Santos & Lopez. LLP March 1. 20X5 NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: If the CPAs believe that the criteria are not understandable by users other than management a paragraph must be added to the report restricting its use.