Explain the audit objective for each of the listed management financial statement assertions relative to investments. 

Problem 15-40 For the year ended 2010, Jocelyn Morris, CPA, has been
engaged to audit Rogers, Inc., which is a continuing client. Jocelyn has
assessed the control risk for the company at the maximum for all
financial statement assertions involving investments. Consequently, the
ICFR audit report will indicate material weaknesses and rather than
relying on ICFR during the financial statement audit, all audit evidence
will come from substantive procedures. Jocelyn determines that Rogers
is unable to exercise significant influence over any investee and there
are no related parties.
Morris receives an investment analysis from Rogers’s management revealing the following:

There is a notation indicating that all securities either are in the
treasurer’s safe or held by an independent bank custodian.
• Investments are classified as current or non-current.
• The beginning and ending balances are shown at cost and market.
• Unamortized premiums or discounts are associated with bonds.
• The face amount of bonds or number of shares of stock are given for the beginning and ending of the year.
• Accrued investment income for each investment at the beginning and ending of the year is presented.
• Investment income earned and collected is presented.
• Valuation allowances at the beginning and ending of the year are shown.

Any sales or additions to portfolios for the year include date, number
of shares, face amount of bonds, proceeds, cost, and realized gain/loss.
Required: Explain the audit objective for each of the listed management financial statement assertions relative to investments.
Assertion Audit Objective
1. Existence
2. Completeness
3. Rights
4. Valuation/allocation
Presentation and Disclosure

 

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