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Briefly discuss the acquisition and expenditure cycle. What are some of the typical source documents and controls you can identify?

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The acquisition and expenditure cycle includes the acquisition of goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, supplies, utilities, repairs and maintenance, research and development and personnel services. In other words, this cycle "involves the decisions and processes necessary for obtaining the goods and services for operating a business" (Arens, Elder, & Beasley, 2008, p. 634). According to Arens, Elder and Beasley (2008) "[the] overall objective n the audit of the ...

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