Discussion #1

Companies can gain efficiencies by implementing effective ongoing monitoring of their internal control processes.  Identify the important ongoing monitoring procedures that an organization might use in assessing its controls over revenue recognition in each of the following situations:

a.  A convenience store such as 7-Eleven

b.  A chain restaurant such as Olive Garden

c.  A manufacturing division of a larger company that makes rubberized containers for the consumer market

Discussion # 2

Compare and contrast the concepts of breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, and fraud.  What does an audit firm need to do to make sure that they aren’t accused of any of these?