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The following requirements are excerpted from AU-C Section 320 (the complete section should be read for a thorough understanding of materiality concepts).
Requirements are paraphrased from AU-C Section 315 for identifying and assessing the risks of material misstatement as a basis for designing audit responses.
This article focuses on the basic requirements of AU-C Section 315 regarding the auditor’s understanding of an entity’s internal control and the nature of the basic elements in an internal-control system.
Risk assessment procedures include all engagement activities, from the planning phase up to the development of the audit plan or detailed audit program.
Focuses on planning requirements for the standard, along with a listing of practical activities that will result in quality, profitable audit engagements.
AU-C Section 300 is a redraft of the 2006 audit standards. Requirements for the preliminary engagement activities are presented, followed by a list of practical activities that are normally necessary for effective engagement planning.