This will confirm our understanding of the arrangements for our audit of the financial statements of Apollo Shoes, for the year ending December 31,2011.
We will audit the Company's balance sheet as of December 31,2011 and the related statements of income, retained earnings, and especially cash flows for the year then ended, for the purpose of expressing an opinion on them. The financial statements are the responsibility of the Company management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements based on our audit.
We will conduct our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, ...view middle of the document...
At the conclusion of our audit, we will request certain written representations from you about the financial statements and matters related thereto.
Although the audit is designed to provide reasonable assurance of detecting errors and irregularities that are material to the financial statements, it is not designed and cannot be relied upon to disclose all fraud, defalcations, or other irregularities. However, we will inform you of any material errors, and all irregularities or illegal acts, unless they are clearly inconsequential, that come to our attention.
If you intend to publish or otherwise reproduce the financial statements and make reference to our firm, you agree to provide us with printers' proofs or masters for our review and approval before printing. You also agree to provide us with a copy of the final reproduced material for our approval before it is distributed.
As part of our engagement for the year ending December 31,2011 we will review the federal and state income tax returns for Apollo Shoes.
Further, we will be available during the year to consult with you on the tax effects of any proposed transactions or contemplated changes in business policies.
Assistance to be supplied by your personnel, including the preparation of schedules and analyses of accounts, is described in a separate attachment. Timely completion of this work will facilitate the completion of our audit.
Our fees will be billed as work progresses and are based on the amount of time required plus out-of-pocket expenses. Invoices are payable upon presentation. We will notify you immediately of any circumstances we encounter that could significantly affect our initial estimate of total fees.
If this letter correctly expresses your understanding, please sign the enclosed copy where indicated and return it to us.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and trust that our association will be a long and pleasant one.