Whizzipop has several subsidiaries, some of which are audited by firms other than yours. The financial statements
Whizzipop has several subsidiaries, some of which are audited by firms other than yours. The financial statements of one such subsidiary company, Twizzle Ltd, for the year ended 30 September 2X18, are audited by another firm. Profit before taxation of $0.4 million and total assets of $34.1 million have been included in the draft consolidated financial statements of Whizzipop. The notes to Twizzle’s financial statements as at 30 September 2X18 disclose a contingent liability for a pending legal matter estimated at $0.2 million. In November 2X18, the courts found Twizzle to be liable for costs and damages amounting to $1.1 million. However, Twizzle’s directors have refused to make a provision, for any amount, as they have lodged an appeal against the judgement.
What action would you, as group auditor, take in respect of this liability?
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