ACC5218 Auditing Practice
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course introduces the concepts and practices of company financial report audits within the assurance framework. It deals primarily with the process by which the external company auditor, within the Australian professional, ethical and legal framework, appraises and reports on the truth and fairness of the company's financial statements. The course is oriented towards the auditing profession and, in keeping with current practice, adopts a risk-based audit approach and follows the Australian Auditing Standards that are based on the International Standards on Auditing. The course looks at how financial statement audits are conducted in computer-based and manual environments for selected systems. Limited practical exposure to auditing is provided through requiring students to complete a case study as part of the assessment for the course.