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    Aaron Raymond, CPA, is auditing the financial statements of Astro Company, a client for the past five years. During past audits of Astro, Raymond identified some immaterial misstatements (most of which relate to isolated matters and do not have common characteristics). A summary of these misstatements follows (to illustrate, in 2009, the misstatements would have reduced net income by $ 13,200 if corrected):

    year --- effect on N/I ---- effect on asset --- effect on liability --- effect on eqyuity
    2009 --- (13,200) ------ (20,000) ---------- (6,800) ------------(13,200)
    2010 --- 5,000 ---- 12,000 ------ 7,000 ------------- 5,000
    2011 --- (9,250) ----- (11,000) ----- (1,750) -------- (9,250)
    2012 ---(2,000) ------(5,500) ------- (3,500) -------- (2,000)
    2013 ----1,000 ----- 1,000 -------- 0 ------ 1,000

    During the most recent audit, Raymond concluded that sales totaling $ 11,000 were recognized as of December 31, 2014, that did not meet the criteria for recognition until 2015. When Raymond discussed these sales with Chris Becker, Astro Company's chief financial officer, Becker asked Raymond about the performance materiality level used in the audit, which was $ 25,000. Upon learning of this, Becker remarked, "Then there's no need to worry . . . it's not a material amount. Why should we bother with this item?"

    a. How does the misstatement identified in 2014 affect net income, assets, liabilities, and equity in 2014? (Assume a 35 percent tax rate for Astro.)

    b. Comment upon Becker's remark to Raymond. Is Becker's reasoning correct?

    c. Upon doing some research, Raymond learned of the rollover method and iron curtain method for evaluating the performance materiality of misstatements. Briefly define each of these methods.

    d. How would Raymond evaluate the performance materiality of the $ 11,000 sales cutoff error in 2014 under the rollover method and iron curtain method?

    e. Based on your response to (d), what adjustments (if any) would Raymond propose to Astro Company's financial statements under the rollover method and iron curtain method?

    This is a turn in assignment. (no similarity to online sources)
    Sources need to be cited.

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    In the audit of financial statements of an entity, the auditor is required to consider the materiality and its relationship with the overall audit risk. In this context, in the following discussion, the methods of materiality evaluation and the adjustments required for identified misstatements in the financial statements has been explored.

    Answer (A):

    The net income will be overstated by $7150, assets (Account receivables) will be overstated by $11000, Liability (Tax payable) will be increased by $3850, and equity will be increased by $7150.

    Answer (B):

    In accordance with the provisions contained in the International Auditing Standard 320 while evaluating the effect of misstatements, the auditor should consider the aggregate of the uncorrected misstatements. The individual misstatements may be within the permissible limits set by the auditor, however, when aggregated, they may have adverse effect on the fair presentation of the financial statements in accordance ...

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    The expert examines auditing the financial statements of Astro Company. The response addresses the query posted in 555 words with APA references.