•Determine the level of materiality to be used for the audit of the group accounts for the year ending in 2020. Your answer should include a discussion of the nature of materiality, and a description of what materiality represents in terms of the audit of a set of financial statements, and should discuss the different bases and considerations employed in arriving at materiality. Explain the rationale behind your choice of a certain level of materiality. Provide a quantitative estimate of materiality for your company.
•Review the various draft notes and disclosures accompanying the draft annual report. Highlight those that may have significance to the audit, e.g. Contingencies, and outline the audit procedures that you will need to perform.
The partner has requested you to prepare a preliminary analytical review on the information provided by your company. The partner suggests that as a minimum you address key balance sheet and profit and loss ratios over the period 2017 to 2020.
Based on these results and the nature of your company’s business and its markets, outline the apparent trends and changes in these ratios, the key risk areas for the audit and the matters that will have to be addressed in the audit plan. Give examples of relevant assertions and at least one audit procedure for each assertion.
•Review the statement of cash flows. Which category of cash flows provided the majority of cash inflows? Which category had the greatest outflows?
Identify the primary cash receipts and cash payments during the year. What were the main non-cash financial and investing activities?