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    Auditing Quality: Assurance Partner New Partner Enron Engagement

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    Using the Enron Case:
    Discuss the issue of the partner responsible for the engagement being a relative young partner with limited personal power within AA. How might this have influenced his behavior? Contrast this to the role of the quality assurance partner for the Enron engagement.

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    Young partners in public accounting firms are under immense pressure to attract and keep highly lucrative engagements, such as Enron. In fact, it was probably his work as a manager on the Enron engagement that helped him achieve the partnership status. So, it is very unlikely that he would do anything that would "rock the boat" on this engagement that has propelled his ...

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    Your discussion is 229 words and discusses how the young partner has pressure and what the quality assurance partner should have noticed.