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General advantages and disadvantages of joint audits

Advantages:

  • All work and fees are welcome to audit firms.
  • An opportunity to closely inspect the auditing methods of another firm.
  • The other firm may have special expertise which might fit well in a joint business.
  • The other firm may have geographical location possibilities which complement.
  • The other firm may be of such a size that a client company can be serviced which may otherwise be beyond available resources.
  • Flexibility of working arrangements with another firm may avert bottlenecks owing to staff shortage at peak times.

 

Disadvantages:

  • Shared legal responsibility. Liability for co-auditor's negligence.
  • Lack of control. The other firm may have different audit standards which may be unsatisfactory.
  • Any shared work or responsibility may lead to personality clashes.

 

Posted Date: 12/4/2012 5:44:06 AM | Location : United States







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