Friday, June 29, 2007

#16 No Material Misstatement vs Accurate

To emphasize:

What auditors do is to ensure that there is no material misstatement in the financial statement. Auditors are not confirming that the financial statement is accurate.

No material misstatement vs Accurate

The key word " No material misstate" allowed a certain level of tolerable error in the financial statements. (i.e. a certain level amount of acceptable errors, which are not going to affect financial statements users' decision-making)

The key word " accurate" required one to ensure that the financial statements are 100% or 99% correct. Higher level of responsibility and associated risk would be exposed by the auditors, if they are using the word, " accurate".

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