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Senior Auditor Interview

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Brian Schuchart is a CPA and Senior Finance Business Partner. His professional experience includes senior management roles with NBC Sports, Virtual Health, and the Children's Hospital of Philadephia.

Senior Auditor was published on January 4th, 2021. Learn more here.

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What is the auditor’s responsibility when planning an audit?

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Senior Auditor Interview

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    What is the auditor’s responsibility when planning an audit?

      How to Answer

      Auditing standard AU-C Section 300 Planning an Audit covers what the auditor's responsibility is during the planning phase of the audit. The engagement partner and other key members of the audit team should be involved. As a staff auditor, you will be heavily involved in the planning process, so it's important to brush up on the requirements detailed in the standard.

      Brian's Answer

      "During the planning phase of an audit, the engagement partner and other key engagement team members should establish an understanding of the terms of the engagement, assess the continuance of the client relationship and develop an overall audit strategy that sets the scope, timing and direction of the audit."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "AICPA's Auditing standard AU-C Section 300 outlines the auditor's responsibilities when planning an audit. The planning strategy should involve deciding the key audit members and personnel performing the audit. It also involves designing a strategy that covers understanding the overall scope of the audit, preliminary discussions on the approach to the audit setting the time, directions & extent."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good. Can you show how you applied this in the past?

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