ACC 491 Complete Course ACC491 Complete Course

ACC 491 Complete Course ACC491 Complete Course

ACC 491 Complete Course ACC491 Complete Course
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ACC 491 WEEK 1 DQ 1

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) have positioned the auditing professions to become “assurance professions.” What is the difference between assurance services, attestation services, and auditing services? What are the economic issues that drive the increased demand for assurance services? What is one assurance engagement and one attestation engagement other than an audit of financial statements? What are the differences between the two?
ACC 491 WEEK 1 DQ 2

The ten Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) provide the foundation for all other auditing standards and interpretations. What is the definition of the standard of “due professional care”, and how might a court decide whether an audit firm met the standard?  Why is independence often considered the cornerstone of the auditing profession? Why were independence issues a primary concern of Congress when they developed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act?

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the nature and functions of auditing. Relate your explanation to the audit functions in your organization, or an organization with which you are familiar. In your paper, be sure to address the following:

         Describe the elements of the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

         Describe how these standards apply to financial, operational, and compliance audits. 

         Explain the effect that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), will have on audits of publicly traded companies. 

         Discuss the additional...

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