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The following report was drafted on October 25, 2013, by Major, CPA, at the completion of an engagement to compile the financial statements of Ajax Company for the year ended September 30, 2013. Ajax is a non- public entity in which Major’s child has a material direct financial interest. Ajax decided to omit substantially all of the disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles because the financial statements will be for management’s use only. The statement of cash flows was also omitted because management does not believe it to be a useful financial statement.
To the Board of Directors of Ajax Company:
I have compiled the accompanying financial statements of Ajax Company as of December 31, 2013, and for the year then ended. I planned and performed the compilation to obtain limited assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements.
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and for designing, implementing, and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements.
My responsibility is to conduct the compilation in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. It is substantially less in scope than an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. I have not audited the accompanying financial statements and, accordingly, do not express any opinion on them.

Management has elected to omit substantially all of the disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. If the omitted disclosures were included in the financial statements, they might influence the user’s conclusions about the company’s financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. I am not independent with respect to Ajax Company. This lack of independence is due to my daughter’s ownership of a material direct financial interest in Ajax Company.
This report is intended solely for the information and use of the board of directors and management of Ajax Company and should not be used for any other purpose. Major, CPA

Required:
Identify the deficiencies contained in Major’s report on the compiled financial statements. Group the deficiencies by paragraph where applicable. Do not redraft the report.



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