Audit Essentials: Quality Control and the Audit Plan

This paper was written by Naomi Kewley SSA™ SSAud™, Managing Director, Peak Super Audits.

It is easy to focus on the demands of practice rather than the vehicle used in one’s modus operandi. But safety checks before entering the freeway are a good idea.

The use of templates and audit-specific software should not create complacency in the SMSF audit. These aids may give us the place to tick a box – but is required practice actually being performed and evidenced in a way that will satisfy quality reviewers?

This paper considers two key (and possibly less examined) requirements that underlie the SMSF audit:

  1. Quality control – at both the firm and engagement level;
  2. The audit plan.

At the time of publishing, the contents of this resource were accurate and correct.

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