Definition of auditing
According to the International Standard on Auditing (ISA) No. 200 Objective and common Principles Governing an Audit of Financial Statements, the objective of financial statements of an audit is to permit the auditor to represents an opinion since the financial statements are prepared, in each material respects, in accordance with a well-known financial reporting framework.
The phrases required to presents the auditor's opinion are "provide a true and fair view" or else "present fairly, in each material respects," that are equivalent terms. The similar objective applies to an audit of other information or of financial prepared in accordance along with suitable criteria.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the Kenya (ICPAK) identifies as the independent examination of opinion on of an expression, the financial statements of an enterprise through an appointed auditor in pursuance of such appointment and in the compliance along with any relevant statutory obligation.