Subject Code and Name ACC 303 – Forensic Accounting
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Due Date Friday of Week 5
14th December 2012
Weight 20% of the total assessment
You are required to ANSWER THE FOLLOWING 5 QUESTIONS –
each question is worth 4 marks and you’re expected to write
approximately 400 words for each question.
The assignment must be typed, and you must attach a cover sheet duly
signed and dated.
Students are reminded to follow the Plagiarism Guidelines, and any
suspicious assignments would be further investigated.
The lecturer will discuss the plagiarism guidelines during the semester.
If the students need any assistance with regards to referencing, or
understanding plagiarism, they should contact the lecturer directly.
Any queries regarding this assessment task should be directed towards
Page 2 of 2
Question 1 (4 marks) (400 words)
Define fraud. How does it differ from an error? What are the two types
of fraud? Give two examples of each and also prepare an internal control
procedure firstly to avoid and secondly to detect such cases of fraud.
Question 2 (4 marks) (400 words)
Describe the audit procedures typically used to test for out-of-period
liabilities (also referred to as the search for unrecorded accounts
Question 3 (4 marks) (400 words)
Discuss how fraud is possible by inflating the value of receivables. What
are the various audit procedures to avoid such misstatements?
Question 4 (4 marks) (400 words)
Identify the assertion(s) at risk in the following scenario and write an
audit procedure to verify that assertion:
The accountant didn’t record the cheques written in the last
few days of the year until the next accounting period to
avoid a negative cash balance in the financial reports.
Question 5 (4 marks) (400 words)
Explain the purpose of testing the client’s bank reconciliation, discuss
the major audit procedures involved and identify at least three
misstatements which might be detected during the audit/examination.