limited assurance

Absolute assurance in auditing - meaning

Absolute assurance in auditing – meaning

In most cases, users of financial information would expect a practitioner to provide 100% assurance during the audit or assurance engagement. Issuing such assurance level is not practical due to inherent limitations that are associated with assurance engagements. For this reason, International standards on assurance engagement (ISAE 3000) do not permit a practitioner from issuing a total assurance (absolute) … Read the rest

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Objective of review engagement.

Review engagement is type of assurance engagement in which independent practitioner or auditor express his limited assurance on the information provided by responsible party to the user of this information. The information on which practitioner (which in many cases is the audit firm) can perform review engagement include financial statements and due diligence during business combination.

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Difference between reasonable assurance and absolute assurance

Difference between reasonable assurance and absolute assurance

Reasonable assurance is a concept relating to the accumulation of the audit evidence necessary for the auditor to conclude that there are no material misstatements in the financial statements taken as a whole.

On the other hand, absolute assurance provides a guarantee that the financial statements are free from material misstatements.
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Objectives of a limited assurance engagement.

The objective of a limited assurance engagement is a reduction in assurance engagement risk to a level that is
acceptable in the circumstances of the engagement, but where that risk is greater than for a reasonable
Assurance engagement, as the basis for a negative form of expression of the practitioner’s conclusion.

In a limited assurance engagement, the practitioner:
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