[220] Materiality and the audit

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1 [220] Materiality and the audit (Issued March 1995) Contents Paragraphs Introduction 1 3 Consideration of materiality 4 7 Materiality and audit work 8 11 Evaluating the effect of misstatements Compliance with International Standards on Auditing 15 Effective date 16

2 Materiality and the audit Statements of Auditing Standards ( SASs ) are to be read in the light of The scope and authority of APB pronouncements. In particular, they contain basic principles and essential procedures ( Auditing Standards ), indicated by paragraphs in bold type, with which auditors are required to comply in the conduct of any audit. SASs also include explanatory and other material which is designed to assist auditors in interpreting and applying Auditing Standards. The definitions in the Glossary of terms are to be applied in the interpretation of SASs. Introduction The purpose of this SAS is to set standards and provide guidance on auditors consideration of materiality and its relationship with the risk that they might give an inappropriate opinion on the financial statements (audit risk). Auditors should consider materiality and its relationship with audit risk when conducting an audit. (SAS 220.1) Materiality is an expression of the relative significance or importance of a particular matter in the context of financial statements as a whole. A matter is material if its omission would reasonably influence the decisions of an addressee of the auditors report; likewise a misstatement is material if it would have a similar influence. Materiality may also be considered in the context of any individual primary statement within the financial statements or of individual items included in them. Materiality is not capable of general mathematical definition as it has both qualitative and quantitative aspects Consideration of materiality Auditors plan and perform the audit to be able to provide reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free of material misstatement and give a true and fair view. The assessment of what is material is a matter of professional judgment and includes consideration of both the amount (quantity) and the nature (quality) of misstatements. Auditors consider the possibility of misstatements of relatively small amounts that, cumulatively, could have a material effect on the financial statements. For example, a relatively small error in a month-end procedure could be an indication of a potential material misstatement if that error is repeated each month. Auditors are also alert to the nature of misstatements relating to qualitative aspects of a matter. Examples of qualitative misstatements are the inadequate or inaccurate description of an accounting policy when it is likely that a user of the financial statements could be misled by the description. Materiality is considered at both the overall financial statement level and in relation to individual account balances, classes of transactions and disclosures. Materiality

3 may be influenced by considerations such as legal and regulatory requirements and considerations relating to individual financial statement account balances and relationships. This process may result in different materiality considerations being applied depending on the aspect of the financial statements being considered. For example, the expected degree of accuracy of certain statutory disclosures, such as directors emoluments, may make normal materiality considerations irrelevant. Materiality and audit work 8 Auditors should consider materiality when determining the nature, timing and extent of audit procedures. (SAS 220.2) 9 The assessment of materiality during audit planning, based on the latest available reliable financial information, assists in the determination of an efficient and effective audit approach. In determining an audit approach to the different areas within the financial statements, this preliminary materiality assessment helps auditors decide such questions as what items to examine and whether to use sampling techniques. This enables them to select audit procedures that, in combination, reduce audit risk to an acceptably low level. 10 The assessment of materiality during audit planning may differ from that at the time of evaluating the results of audit procedures. This may be because of a change in circumstances or a change in the auditors knowledge as a result of the audit, for example if the actual results of operations and financial position are different from those they expected when the audit was planned. 11 If auditors identify factors which result in the revision of their preliminary materiality assessment, they consider the implications for their audit approach and may modify the nature, timing and extent of planned audit procedures. For example, if, after planning for specific audit procedures, they determine that the acceptable materiality level is lower than was previously assessed, the risk of failing to detect a material misstatement necessarily increases. They compensate for this by carrying out more audit work. Evaluating the effect of misstatements 12 In evaluating whether the financial statements give a true and fair view, auditors should assess the materiality of the aggregate of uncorrected misstatements. (SAS 220.3) 13 The aggregate of uncorrected misstatements comprises: (a) specific misstatements identified by the auditors, including uncorrected misstatements identified during the audit of the previous period if they affect the current period s financial statements; and (b) their best estimate of other misstatements which cannot be quantified specifically. 14 Auditors consider whether the aggregate of uncorrected misstatements is material. If they conclude that the misstatements may be material they consider reducing audit risk by extending audit procedures or requesting the directors to adjust the

4 financial statements. In any event, the directors may want to adjust the financial statements for the misstatements identified. If the directors refuse to adjust the financial statements and the results of extended audit procedures do not enable the auditors to conclude that the aggregate of uncorrected misstatements is not material, they consider the implications for their report. Compliance with International Standards on Auditing With the exception that the first sentence of paragraph 4 and the final sentence of paragraph 14, which are reflected in Auditing Standards in other SASs, are considered to be more appropriately expressed in this SAS as guidance rather than as basic principles or essential procedures, compliance with this SAS ensures compliance in all material respects with International Standard on Auditing 320 Audit Materiality. 15 Effective date Auditors are required to comply with the Auditing Standards contained in this SAS in respect of audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after 23 December

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