materiality in auditing

What is risk of material misstatement?

Why do auditors concentrate their efforts on material items in the accounts?

Auditors perform audits so as to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements of the entity show a true and fair view. Financial statements of the entity are said to show a true and fair view if, after collecting sufficient and appropriate audit evidence, the auditor concludes that financial statements do not contain material misstatement.



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Absolute assurance in auditing - meaning

Performance materiality in auditing – meaning

Performance materiality means the amount set by auditor at less than materiality for the financial statement as whole, to reduce to an appropriately low level the probability that the aggregate of uncorrected and undetected misstatement exceeds materiality for the financial statement as whole.
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