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Chapter 1 The Role of the Public Accountant
True/False Questions 1. Independent audits of today place more emphasis on sampling for compliance with laws and regulations than the audits of the 19th century. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium 2. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issues CPA certificates and permits CPAs to practice. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium 3. A company is either audited by the GAO or internal auditors, but not both. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy 4. The SEC does not pass on the merits of the securities that are registered with the agency. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium 5. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has the primary authority to establish accounting standards. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy 6. An annual peer review is a requirement of the AICPA. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium 7. Many small companies elect to have their financial statements reviewed by a CPA firm, rather than incur the cost of an audit. Answer: True Difficulty: Easy 8. Staff assistants in CPA firms generally are responsible for planning and coordinating audit engagements. Answer: False Difficulty: Easy

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Chapter 1 The Role of the Public Accountant
9. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that auditors of publicly traded companies in the United States perform an integrated audit that includes providing assurance on both the financial statements and on compliance with laws and regulations. Answer: False Difficulty: Medium 10. Auditing is frequently only a small part of the practice of local CPA firms. Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Multiple Choice Questions 11. A summary of findings rather than assurance is most likely to be included in a(n): A) Agreed-upon procedures report. B) Compilation report. C) Examination report. D) Review report. Answer: A Difficulty: Medium 12....

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