Once the audit is completed, one of the items issued will be "the auditor's report on internal control over financial reporting provides two types of assurances (or opinions) on a company's internal control over financial reporting:(1) an opinion on management's assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting and (2) an opinion on the effectiveness of the company's internal control over financial reporting" (Louwer, 2007). Can you discuss the important of this and how the two may differ? Please explain.
Reference: Louwer, T. J., Ramsay, R. J., Sinason, D. H., & Strawser J. R. (2007). Auditing and Assurance Services Chapter 12.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 10:16 am ad1c9bdddf
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Auditing - Assessing Controls
Assessing Controls Assume that you were given these five options to describe
the tone at the top:
? Machiavellian (do whatever it takes)
a. How would the auditor go about assessing which of the terms best describes
the tone at the top?
b. What effect would each label have on the preparation of a report on the quality
of a company's internal controls?