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Listed below are several misstatements of inventory, account

Listed below are several misstatements of inventory, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities accounts. Design a substantive audit procedure that provides reasonable assurance of detecting each misstatement.

1. A bonus earned by the president of the company has not been recorded.
2. Several accounts payable to vendors that the company has never purchased from before are omitted from the accounts payable listing.
3. When client employees counted the physical inventory, they included a number of items that were consigned to, but do not belong to, the company.
4. There is no disclosure in the financial statements that a large accounts payable is due to a related party.
5. Accrued payroll is understated.
6. One-third of the inventory of diamond jewelry is actually cubic zircona or white sapphires.
7. The client paid the same vendor invoice twice, although it is still shown as an account payable.
8. Client personnel informed the auditors that underground petroleum tanks contained an inventory of high-octane gasoline when they actually contained water.
9. The client failed to record warranty expenses incurred after year-end applicable to sales made before year-end.
10. Inventory in one corner of the warehouse is overlooked and not counted during the client's physical inventory count.

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1. A bonus earned by the president of the company has not been recorded.
-- Test to determine if all checks written out of the checkbook to employees, including executives, have been recorded in the appropriate accounting ledgers.

2. Several accounts payable to vendors that the company has never purchased from before are omitted from the accounts payable listing.
-- Verify that all vendors currently on roster at the company have a specified A/P on the A/P ledger.

3. When client employees counted the physical inventory, they included a number of items that were consigned to, but do not belong to, the company.
-- Check company inventory documentation against physical inventory counts to identify why discrepancies exist.

4. There is no disclosure in the financial statements that a large accounts payable is due to a related party.
-- Analyze internal documentation to identify all related party transactions ...

Solution Summary

Listed below are several misstatements of inventory, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities accounts. Design a substantive audit procedure that provides reasonable assurance of detecting each misstatement.

1. A bonus earned by the president of the company has not been recorded.
2. Several accounts payable to vendors that the company has never purchased from before are omitted from the accounts payable listing.
3. When client employees counted the physical inventory, they included a number of items that were consigned to, but do not belong to, the company.
4. There is no disclosure in the financial statements that a large accounts payable is due to a related party.
5. Accrued payroll is understated.
6. One-third of the inventory of diamond jewelry is actually cubic zircona or white sapphires.
7. The client paid the same vendor invoice twice, although it is still shown as an account payable.
8. Client personnel informed the auditors that underground petroleum tanks contained an inventory of high-octane gasoline when they actually contained water.
9. The client failed to record warranty expenses incurred after year-end applicable to sales made before year-end.
10. Inventory in one corner of the warehouse is overlooked and not counted during the client's physical inventory count.

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