As corporate controller for Apollo Shoes, you are tasked to find and explain any irregularities in the Apollo Shoes Case.
Resource: Apollo Shoes Casebook
Define the process you will use and address the following assessed classroom discussion questions:
What procedures will be used to collect accounting evidence?
What sampling tools and techniques will be used for the examination?
How will you use analytical and inferential tools to evaluate accounting evidence?
Submit your assignment to the facilitator.
Note. APA formatting is not required for this assignment. Use a title and reference page where appropriate. Consider using a checklist or flowchart to outline your process.
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The cash account appears in the cycles: finance and investment, production cycle, acquisition and expenditure, and revenue and collection cycle. The substantive audit program will consist of several audit programs related to each cycle (Louwers, Ramsay, Sinason & Strawser, 2007, pp. 79-80).
Substantive procedures for detecting irregularities in cash receipts include the following:
▪ review the cash receipts journal and master file for unusual transactions;
▪ trace cash receipts entries from the cash receipts journal entries to the bank statement;
▪ prepare a proof of cash receipts;
▪ obtain a...
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