The new auditing standard ASA701 Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s…

The new auditing standard ASA701 Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s…

The new auditing standard ASA701 Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report is developed in the wake of the global financial crisis, in particular the collapse of Lehman Brothers. This development is in response to calls from shareholders to know more about the companies they invest in. You are required to research the auditing issues surrounding the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Further you are required to relate the issues that led to the development of the new auditing standard ASA701 Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report. As a result of your research, provide the key audit matters which would be required to be disclosed in the audit report to the members of Lehman Brothers if the new auditing standard ASA701 (ISA 701) had applied in the period leading up to the collapse of Lehman Brothers

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The new auditing standard ASA701 Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s…

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