Question: Adherence to generally accepted auditing standards requires among other things

Adherence to generally accepted auditing standards requires, among other things, a proper understanding of the existing internal control. The most common approaches to documenting the understanding of internal control include the use of a questionnaire, preparation of a written narrative, preparation of a flowchart, or a combination of these methods.
a. Discuss the advantages to CPAs of documenting internal control by using:
(1) An internal control questionnaire.
(2) A written narrative.
(3) A flowchart.
b. If they are satisfied that no material weaknesses in internal control exist after completing their description of internal control, is it necessary for the CPAs to conduct tests of controls? Explain.

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