Apollo Shoes Essay
Apollo Shoes, Inc. is an audit case designed to introduce you to the entire audit process, from planning the engagement to drafting the final report. You are asked to assume the role of a veteran of two-to-three “busy” seasons, “in-charging” for the first time.
While Apollo Shoes’ growth has been phenomenal (there has been a dramatic growth in unaudited net income over the past year), there are some concerns: the client doesn’t want your firm (Anderson, Olds, and Watershed (AOW)) to talk with the predecessor auditor, a labor strike is looming, and one of Apollo Shoes’ largest customers is suffering some financial difficulties.
Because of busy season, there is little help, other than from an untrained intern. While …show more content…
The information is sequential in nature. In other words, pay close attention to information disclosed early in the audit (for example, in the Board of Director’s minutes) as it may play a role in subsequent audit work. Similarly, the bank cutoff statement in the cash workpapers and invoices used for valuing inventory may be useful later in the search for unrecorded liabilities. Similarly, the bank confirmation contains information about long-term liabilities.
Lastly, while it is difficult for us to believe that not everyone enjoys auditing as much as we do, we have tried to make the case both interesting and enjoyable (in a perverse sort of way). You can think of the project as a puzzle, in which you have to fill in all the pieces. Alternatively, you could look at the project as a murder mystery that needs a solution. In either case, have fun!
Tim Louwers J. Kenneth Reynolds
Harrisonburg, VA Baton Rouge, LA
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