Internet Exercise: Reports on Financial Statements (Public Companies). One of

Internet Exercise: Reports on Financial Statements (Public Companies). One of the great resources for auditors is the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system database at Public companies file SEC- required documents electronically. The SEC makes this information available on its web page.


The following are the largest five companies in the United States, based on the Fortune 500, along with their ticker symbols. After accessing the EDGAR database, download copies of auditors’ reports from the Form 10- K filings and complete the following table (ExxonMobil has been done as an example). Use the following responses in completing the table.

Opinion: Unmodified, Qualified, Adverse, Disclaimer

Additional Paragraphs/ Issues: Identify by Type

Internal Control Report: Combined or Separate

Auditor: Identify Name of Firm

Internet Exercise: Reports on Financial Statements (Public Companies). One of

Report- Writing Cases Cases 12.61 through 12.67 require you to draft auditors’ reports. The Electronic Workpa-pers (available on the textbook website listed on the back cover of the text) has a Word file (file name AUDIT) containing the standard (unmodified) report, which can be used as the starting place for a nonstandard report requirement. You can read this file in many word- processing programs to make your report- writing task easier and more professional.
Unless instructed otherwise, assume the following in drafting your reports: (1) your firm Anderson, Olds, & Watershed (AOW) conducted the audit examination of the identified client, (2) the fiscal year- end is December 31, 2014, (3) the date of the auditors’ report is February 10, 2015, and (4) the client is not publicly traded and, therefore, not subject to the auditing and reporting requirements of AS5.

Financial Statements
Financial statements are the standardized formats to present the financial information related to a business or an organization for its users. Financial statements contain the historical information as well as current period’s financial...