Confirmations [WLOs: 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 2, 3]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 10 and 11 in the course textbook.
Confirmation of accounts receivable is presumptively a mandatory audit procedure. In performing this procedure, auditors use positive confirmation requests or negative confirmation requests or a combination of both. Address the following in your discussion post:
- Explain the difference between negative and positive confirmations.
- Describe conditions which should exist for the auditors to use the negative form of request.
- Describe conditions which should exist for the auditors to use the positive form of request.
- If a response is not received to an initial positive or negative confirmation request, describe the action that should be taken by the auditors, including a discussion of alternative auditing procedures.