Question: Reed CPA accepted an engagement to audit the financial statements

Reed, CPA, accepted an engagement to audit the financial statements of Smith Company. Reed’s discussions with Smith’s new management and the predecessor auditor indicated the possibility that Smith’s financial statements may be misstated due to the possible occurrence of errors, fraud, and illegal acts.
a. Identify and describe Reed’s responsibilities to detect Smith’s errors and fraud. Do not identify specific audit procedures.
b. Describe Reed’s responsibilities to detect Smith’s material noncompliance with laws. Do not identify specific audit procedures.
c. Identify and describe Reed’s responsibilities to report Smith’s noncompliance with laws.
(AICPA, adapted)


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