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SA 500 Audit Evidence - Summary and Podcast
Here is the link to the SA 500 Audio Summary
SA 500, Audit Evidence. It sets out the general principles and requirements for obtaining and evaluating audit evidence in order to support the audit opinion on financial statements.
Some key points to consider when applying SA 500 include:
The objective of an audit is to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to provide a reasonable basis for the audit opinion.
Audit evidence should be relevant, reliable, and sufficient to support the conclusions reached in the audit.
The nature, timing, and extent of audit procedures performed should be based on the auditor's professional judgment, considering the specific circumstances of the audit.
The audit evidence obtained should be documented and retained in accordance with professional standards.
The auditor should evaluate the audit evidence obtained, including its relevance and reliability, and consider whether it supports the auditor's conclusions.
Overall, SA 500 provides guidance on the importance of gathering and evaluating audit evidence in order to support the audit opinion on financial statements. It helps ensure that auditors follow a consistent and thorough process for obtaining and evaluating audit evidence, which helps to ensure the reliability and credibility of the audit process.
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