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syllabus of S2 Audit and Assurance

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Audit framework and Regulation10%
Planning and risk assessment General Principles and Responsibilities 
Risk Assessment and Response to Assessed Risk 
Internal Control Internal Audit45%
Audit Evidence 
Collecting Audit Evidence 
Using the Work of Others 
Audit Conclusions and Reporting
Other Assurance Engagement and Related Services
Cost Audit10%

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1. Audit framework and regulation

  • Application of ISAs, ISREs, ISAEs, ISRSs
  • Audit and other assurance engagements (De scribe  the  concepts  of  assurance engagement)
  • Discuss the types and levels of assurance i.e. absolute, reasonable and limited assurance including elements of an assurance engagement, assurances provided by audit
  • and review engagement)                                            
  • Explain assurance and non-assurance engagement with examples
  • Statutory audit and regulation
  • Legal consideration relating to appointment and removal of auditor


2. Planning and risk assessment General Principles and Responsibilities

  • ISA 200, Overall objectives of the Independent Auditor and the conduct of an Audit  in  accordance  with  International Auditing Standards
  • ISA  210,  Agreeing  the  terms  of  Audit Engagements
  • ISA  220,  Quality  Control  for  an  Audit  of Financial Statements,
  • ISA 230, Audit Documentation
  • ISA  240,  The  Auditor’s  responsibilities relating  to  fraud  in  an  audit  of  financial statements
  • ISA250, Consideration of laws and regulations in an audit of financial statements
  • ISA 260, Communication with those charged with governance
  • ISA  265,  Communicating  deficiencies  in internal  control  to  those  charged  with governance and management

3. Risk Assessment and Response to Assessed Risk

  • ISA  300,  Planning  an  audit  of  financial statements
  • ISA 315, Identifying and assessing the risks of material misstatement through understanding  the  entity  and  its environment
  • ISA 320,  Materiality  in  planning  and performing an audit
  • ISA 330, The auditor’s response to assessed risks
  • ISA 402, Audit considerations relating to an entity using a service organization
  • ISA 450, Evaluation of misstatements identified during the audit.

4. Internal Control

  • Internal control
  • Testing the controls regarding
  • Inventory
  • Sales
  • Purchases
  • Cash and bank
  • Revenue and capital expenditure
  • Non-current tangible assets
  • Payroll
  • Explain the concept of Computer Assisted Audit  Techniques,  test  data  and  audit software with advantages and disadvantages
  • Application of I. T Controls

5. Internal Audit

  • Internal  audit  and  code  of  corporate governance, 2019
  • Distinction  among  external  and  internal auditing
  • Scope of and need for internal auditing
  • Nature and types of internal operation audits
  • Relationship between internal and external auditors
  • Nature and types of internal audits

6. Audit Evidence

  • ISA 500, Audit Evidence
  • ISA  501,  Audit  Evidence-specified consideration for selected items
  • ISA 505, External confirmation
  • ISA 510, Initial audit engagements-opening balances
  • ISA 520, Analytical procedures
  • ISA 530, Audit Sampling
  • ISA  540,  Auditing  accounting  estimates, including  fair  value  accounting  estimates, and related disclosures
  • ISA 550, Related parties
  • ISA 560, Subsequent events
  • ISA 570, Going concern
  • ISA 580, Written representation

7. Collecting Audit Evidence

  • Collecting Audit Evidence of:

o Non-current assets

o Inventory

o Receivables

o Cash and bank

o Liabilities, capital and directors’ emolu ments

o Not-for-profit organization


8. Using the Work of Others

  • ISA  600,  Special  consideration-audits  of group  financial  statements  (including  the work of component auditors)
  • ISA 610, Using the work of internal auditors
  • ISA 620, Using the work of auditor’s expert

9. Audit Conclusions and Reporting

  • ISA 700, Forming an opinion and reporting on financial statements
  • ISA 705, Modifications to the opinion in the independent auditor’s report
  • ISA 706, Emphasis of matter paragraphs and other matter paragraphs in the independent auditor’s report
  • ISA  710,  Comparative  information- corresponding  figures  and  comparative financial statements
  • ISA 720, the auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information in documents containing audited financial statements.
  • ISA 800 (revised): Special considerations- Audits of Financial Statements prepared in accordance with special purpose frameworks
  • ISA 805 (revised): Special considerations- Audit  of  Single  statements  and  specific elements, accounts or items of a financial statements
  • ISA 810 (revised): Engagement to report on summary financial statements

10.  Other Assurance Engagement and Related Services

  • ISRE 2400: Engagements to review historical financial statements
  • ISRE  2410:  Review  of  interim  financial information performed by the independent auditor of the entity
  • ISAE 3000: Assurance engagements other than audits or reviews of historical financial information
  • ISAE 3400: The examination of prospective financial information
  • ISAE 3402: Assurance reports on controls at a service organization
  • ISAE 3410: Assurance engagements
  • ISAE  3420:  Assurance engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements
  • ISRS 4400: Engagements to perform agreed upon procedures regarding financial information
  • ISRS 4410: Compilation engagement
  • Amended international framework for assurance engagement
  • Apply Ethical Principles


11.  Cost Audit

  • Nature, Objectives, Functions, advantages and Scope of Cost Audit
  • Planning the Cost Audit
  • Provision of Cost Accounting Records Rules
  • Material Cost
  • Labor Cost
  • Overheads
  • Sales, Royalty, Inter-Company Transactions
  • Companies audit of cost accounts rules


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