Question: The auditor is considering confirming zero balance accounts from the auditee s

The auditor is considering confirming zero-balance accounts from the auditee’s accounts receivable sub-ledger to provide evidence concerning the completeness assertion for accounts receivables and sales.

a. What are the advantages and limitations of this procedure?
b. How would the decision to use this procedure relate to the auditor’s control assessment? In particular, discuss the kinds of controls the auditee would be expected to have and the procedures the auditor could use to test them.

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