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Unit Overview

Description

This unit provides an introduction to auditing and an overview of the audit process and brings together many of the issues considered in other units studied as part of the Commerce degree. Topics include auditing concepts and procedures; the scope and limitation of auditing; auditing standards and responsibilities; legal aspects; internal control; audit risk analysis; audit evidence; and impact of CIS on auditing and audit reports. The unit also addresses many of the current issues affecting the auditing profession including the growing area of assurance services.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Accounting major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory framework in which the audit function operates; (2) explain auditing concepts, principles and the audit process; (3) critically analyse client-specific, industry and economic conditions and assess their impact on a client's business risks; (4) plan and execute an audit, analyse audit findings and form an appropriate audit opinion; (5) evaluate and solve audit issues individually and in teams; (6) effectively communicate an understanding of auditing concepts and issues through oral presentations and written answers; (7) reflect on the learning process; and (8) gain insights into the use of technology in the audit process.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) in class activities; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Prerana Agrawal
Unit rules
Prerequisites
ACCT2201 Corporate Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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