ACC5218 Auditing Practice, S1 2015 Assessment: Assignment

ACC5218 Auditing Practice, S1 2015
Assessment: Assignment 1
Description Wtg (%) Due/ submission instructions Type Word limits
Assignment 2
25 Submission*:
Submit via Drop Box on Study Desk Individual
Maximum 3 persons
1500 words
2500 words
Submission Instructions:
• Due 1 June
• The front style for your answer should be set to “Time New Roman” size 12 with 1.5 line spacing, 2.5cm margin & A4 page layout.
• The assignment should be typed and a complete assignment cover sheet attached. Assignments with no cover sheet will attract 5% panalty of the maximum mark (i.e. 1 mark out of 20).
• If a student is unable to attend their lecture due to illness or misadvanture, the student should contact their lecturer and provide proof of such a circumstance (e.g. medical certificate covering absence date and subsequent days until submission). The assingment documentary evidence and supporting forms should be submitted to your Lecturer. No penalty will apply if the evidence provided is approved by the Course Leader and covers the entire period prior to submission. Submission do not comply with these requirements will attract the standard penalty.
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Assignment Coversheet
School /Faculty: School of Commerce, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Course: ACC5218 Auditing
Assignment Description/Number: Assignment 2
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University of Southern Queensland
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Research Project
This assignment is a research component within the Auditing Practice assessment. There is no model answer to this assignment. You need to conduct desk research and based on this and any anecdotal evidence and/ or personal experience consider the questions given.
Inherent risk, in a financial audit, measures the auditor’s assessment of the likelihood that there are material misstatements due to error or fraud in cycles before considering the effectiveness of internal controls.
Industry Sector of Interest
Consider the risks inherent to the retail industry such as grocery supermarkets and conduct research about the following questions.

1. List and describe the possible inherent risks in the retail industry. (20 marks)
2. Determine which inherent risks may currently be considered critical. (20 marks)

3. Determine which practices might address the inherent risk identified in’2’ above.
(10 marks)

Bill Carlson

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