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ISA 530 – Sampling and selecting items for testing

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Duration: 4.00
CPD Hours: Attendance at this seminar will secure 3 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)
Course Facilitator: Yvonne Rossouw
T:  0118861395
E:  gillian@probetatraining.co.za

When designing tests of control and tests of details, the auditor shall determine means of selecting items for testing that are effective in meeting the purpose of the audit procedure. The auditor also needs to ensure that sufficient appropriate evidence is obtained through these procedures. This course focuses on the different methods of selecting items, the advantages and disadvantages of each, when and how to use them, and the results obtained from the different methods. This session also discusses the requirements of ISA 530 in terms of sampling.

The following will be covered during this session: • What is meant by “Sufficient and Appropriate”? • Different selection methods for items o Selecting all items o Specific items o Audit sampling • What is audit sampling • Different types of sample selection methods o Haphazard o Random o Judgemental o Monetary unit sampling o Systematic • Determination of sample sizes • Documentation necessary on audit file • Selecting items for control tests • Selecting items for substantive tests (detail tests). • Projecting misstatements