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    the audit fee will decrease. In the UK, during 1992 to 1994, the real audit fee of the top 100 publicly traded companies fell because of the obvious increasing competition (Accountancy, 1992; Accountancy Age, 1994). The process of tendering is less costly than rotation. In the USA, Maher, Tiessen, Colson&Broman (1992) noticed that, by controlling changes in company structure, size, risks and complexity, the auditor fees decreased from 1977 to 1981. The audit quality of incumbent auditors will increase, because they want to maintain the occupation in the tendering in order to earn more audit fees. If they cannot provide evidence to prove the good quality of their jobs, they will be changed, and it has bad influence on the reputation of the audit firm. Finally, competitive tendering give the client company more rights to decide which audit firm is the most appropriate one. On the other hand, since the tendering has considerable threshold, smaller firms may not be able to enter the market. The Big 4 firms ' dominance may be strengthened (Peston 2013). Moreover, the auditor tender process can be a sham process. (FRC,…

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    This case was against PWC by the Taylor Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corp., of a bankruptcy trustee for 5.5 billion dollars. The case is unusual because the plaintiff is the trustee of the individual that committed the fraud and is suing not its own audit firm but the audit firm of the institution it defrauded. The trial has the possible to influence public perception of auditors, as well as strategies to use the plaintiff lawyers that they are against within this cases. The bankruptcy trustee for…

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    Pricewaterhousecoopers, also known as the Big Four, came to speak with us and talk about the role of a public accountant and auditor. That meeting opened my eyes to the accounting world, understanding the freedom, the idea of auditing and the way you work made it clear that I want to become an auditor. I plan to major in Accounting and Finance to allow me to get different aspects and more knowledge so I can confirm that I want to be an auditor. Throughout my next four years, I would try my best…

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    Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) was established by congress in 2002 to oversee auditors of public companies. The law stipulates that the PCAOB inspect auditor firms’ performances and their quality control systems regularly to make sure they follow the standards that the PCAOB set up. For the auditors of public companies, the PCAOB implements a risk-based approach to assess audit engagements. The inspection uses high-risk samples to evaluate an auditing firm instead of random samples. There…

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    documents • Enron – Kenneth Lay/Jeffrey Skilling – The emphasis that was placed on a big profitable bottom line to increase the value of their company and their direct reward for such profits. They discounted the loyalty and the harm that it would have when the scandal began to unravel would have on their employees. • SEC – Lack of oversight at the time to allow for these type of activities to occur. To allow the auditors to basically be the gatekeepers of the findings.…

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    2016). Two more articles have also been chosen to help provide a clearer overall picture for better analysis of the case study. KPMG is one of the Big Four, among PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and Ernst & Young (E&Y), all of which specialise in accounting and auditing services (Accountingverse, 2016). KPMG being one of the four largest accounting firms in the world, “operates as a global network of independent member firms” (KPMG International Cooperative , 2016)…

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    The Firm Chapter Analysis

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    Auditor, an instructional novella written by James K. Loebbecke, tells the story of Jack Butler, a man from the San Francisco Bay area, who goes to college, majors in accounting, and goes to work for a large accounting firm referred to as “The Firm.” The story is loosely based upon the real world experiences of the author, and is written to give students a look into the world of public accounting that goes beyond a textbook. The Auditor not only gives students a chance to follow Jack Butler’s…

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    Progress has been made on pillar one of the CCSS but it is clear that progress on cyber security of CI in Canada lags. Although Canada established a Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) with Public Safety, the Auditor General (AG) of Canada looked at the issue and reported in fall 2021 that the government has made limited progress in leading and coordinating activities with partners to secure Canada’s CI from cyber threats [17]. The recognition of the increasing cyber threat to CI…

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    Ernst & Young Case Study

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    Ernst & Young known as EY is a multinational professional service company. They employ over 175,000 employees and do business in 150 countries. When business is down, the first cut that some companies make is with training their employees. This is not the approach that Ernst & Young made starting in 2009, when many people might have referred to our country being in a recession, due to business profits being on the down slide. During this time, Ernst & Young launched a new training program…

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    Corporate Responsibility Project – BA 342 FA 15 Chun Chit Cheng BA342 Section 2 2015/11/17 Introduction: Expedia Inc. is ranked number four hundred and fifty-eight on the fortune 1000 companies’ lists. Expedia is one of the biggest online travel booking service companies. They provide bookings on a variety of things. Hotels, car rentals, flights, cruises and also complete vacation packages are what they are able to let their customers reserve online. This online services based company is…

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