Senior Auditor Interview

25 Questions and Answers by

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 purpose of audit documentation?

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Senior Auditor Interview

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    What is the purpose of audit documentation?

      How to Answer

      This is a technical question to see if you are able to articulate the information that is gathered in the field to support the audit. According to auditing standards (pronouncement AU-C Section 230), the two primary purposes of audit documentation are 1) to provide evidence to support the auditor's conclusion and 2) to provide evidence that the audit was planned and performed appropriately.

      Brian's Answer

      "There are a couple of important purposes of audit documentation. First, the documentation needs to support the conclusion that the auditor reached in the audit report. Secondly, the documentation serves as evidence that the audit was planned and performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Audit documentation is the auditor's property. It is the working papers of the audit engagement which the auditor may use in the event of any legal charges raised on the auditor. These are evidence of work performed by the auditor that stands as evidence of his due diligence in the performance of his duties as an auditor."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great! How do you ensure that your documentation is precise and accurate?

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