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An audit results in a report which gives an ‘audit opinion’ about whether the financial statements give a ‘true and fair’ view of the state of affairs of the organisation and operations for the period.
If the auditors do not agree that the accounts give a true and fair view, they can give a variety of other opinions…
|1||Unqualified‘The accounts give a true and fair view’||The opinion everyone wants to see|
|2||Qualified – disagreementExcept for the effects of …., the accounts give a true and fair view’||There are specific misstatements, such as an incorrect accounting policy, debtors which are not recoverable, an undisclosed fraud or insider loan.|
|3||Qualified – limited scopeExcept for the possible effects of …., the accounts give a true and fair view||There are specific issues which are uncertain, such as particular documents not being available for review, an internal control flaw that could result in income not being recorded.|
|4||Adverse‘These accounts do not give a true and fair view’||There are so many misstatements in the accounts that they are overall wrong.|
|5||Disclaimer‘We are not able to express an opinion’||There are so many missing documents or explanations that we do not have enough information to form an opinion.|
The auditor may only sign his report, after the Board has signed and approved the financial statements.
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