Explore BrainMass
Share

# 8.16 Analytical procedures Circuits Technology, Inc. (CTI)

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

(Analytical procedures) In audit planning the audit of Circuits Technology, Inc. (CTI). CTI resells, installs, and provides computer networking products (client software, gateway hardware and software, and twinax hardware) to other businesses. Figure 8.14 provides some summary information from CTI's financial statements.

Figure 8.14. CTI Selected Financial Information (\$000)

20x1 20x2 20x3 20x4 20x5
Accounts receivable, net
\$ 837
\$ 1,335
\$ 1,121
\$ 962
\$ 822
Inventory
\$ 1,025
\$ 1,327
\$ 1,099
\$ 1,003
\$ 1,027
Accounts payable
\$ 164
\$ 380
\$ 225
\$ 201
\$ 175
Sales
\$ 3,780
\$ 5,638
\$ 4,623
\$ 4,022
\$ 3,905
Cost of sales
\$ 1,812
\$ 2,691
\$ 2,399
\$ 2,095
\$ 1,859
Gross margin
\$ 1,968
\$ 2,947
\$ 2,224
\$ 1,927
\$ 2,046

Required
Calculate purchases, gross margin, inventory turn days, accounts receivable turn days, and accounts payable turn days for the years ended 20x2, 20x3, 20x4, 20x5.
Describe the trends identified by performing analytical procedures in the gross operating cycle, the net operating cycle, and gross margin.
If tolerable misstatement is \$45,000 for inventory, develop an expectation range for inventory turn days.
With respect to inventory, what might these trends indicate about the potential misstatement in inventory?

#### Solution Preview

1. Calculate purchases, gross margin, inventory turn days, accounts receivable turn days, and accounts payable turn days for the years ended 20x2, 20x3, 20x4, 20x5.
See excel file attached for computations
2. Describe the trends identified by performing analytical procedures in the gross operating cycle, the net operating cycle, and gross margin.
Gross margin: This was declining steadily for three years and then popped up about 4%. This is a VERY large shift in gross ...

#### Solution Summary

Your response is 207 words plus six schedules in excel completing the requested analytical procedures.

\$2.19