Non-Attendance at Stock Takes
Whether the auditor is unable to attend a stock take, since he has numerous clients along with the same accounting date, or stock is situate at remote position, the auditor must still confirm himself on the stock take. This can be done through:
1) Arranging for the stock take to be complete at previous date.2) Appointing agents.3) Examining perpetual inventory records much more systematically.4) Intensifying another verification records 5) Utilizing rotational techniques.
Stock takes require not take place at the finishing of the year. Whether the satisfactory stock records of client such has a good system of internal control and, that clearly recognize opening quantities, issues, receipts and closing quantities after that the auditor can rely on a stock take carried out previous to or after the year finish. All he has to do is to observe the actions in the intervening times and substantiate them or Perpetual inventory methods.