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    QUESTION: Identifying Deficiencies in an Audit Report
    An audit report prepared by Singh and Rampersad, CPAs, is provided below. The audit for the year ended December 31, 2013 was completed on June 10, 2014, and the report was issued to CLICO Ltd, a private company, on June 30, 2014. List any deficiencies in this report without rewriting the report.

    The report:

    We have examined the accompanying financial statements of CLICO Ltd as of December 31, 2013. These financial statements are the responsibility of the company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these statements based on our audit.

    We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those principles require that we plan and perform the audit to provide reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

    In our opinion, except for the effects of not capitalizing certain lease obligations that should be capitalized in order to conform with generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements referred to above present accurately the financial position of CLICO Ltd as of December 31, 2013, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

    Singh and Rampersad, CPAs

    June 2014

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    QUESTION: Identifying Deficiencies in an Audit Report
    An audit report prepared by Singh and Rampersad, CPAs, is provided below. The audit for the year ended December 31, 2013 was completed on June 10, 2014, and the report was issued to CLICO Ltd, a private company, on June 30, 2014. List any deficiencies in this report without rewriting the report.

    We have examined the accompanying financial statements of CLICO Ltd as of December 31, 2013. These financial statements are the responsibility of the company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these statements based on our audit.

    We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those principles require that we plan and perform the audit to provide ...

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    The solution goes into step by step details as to what the audit report should have included and what it should not have included.

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