Explain the assurances that an auditor seeks to obtain in the audit of tangible fixed assets

  • Ownership: The auditor needs to verify that there was authority issued for the purchaseof an asset by the company.
  • Cost: The auditor should verify the cost as given by comparing it with manufacturer ordealers.
  • Valuation: This assurance will be acquired by ensuring appropriate depreciation has beencharged, so that valuation at year end is reasonable.
  • Existance: By physically inspecting the assets, noting down their details.
  • Presentation and Disclosure: Here the auditor analysis the classification of the assets,noting distinction between leased assets (if any) and fully owned assets as disclosed in the Balance Sheet.
  • In the event of disposal, the auditor should verify issuance of authority to dispose,reasonability of disposal price and correct recording.
  • Check receipt of the disposal price and proper recording in the records.
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