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In an audit engagement, the auditor gives his opinion on the financial information disclosed by your business. The auditor’s report is an integral element of your business’s audited financial statement. At the culmination of the audit engagement, the auditor expresses his opinion in the auditor’s report, which can be qualified or unqualified.

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    Audit Report LayoutAn Unqualified ReportA Qualified ReportOther Differences in the Opinion ParagraphImpact of Auditors’ OpinionsWhat are the Types of Audit Opinions?Understanding Reservations in an Independent Auditor’s ReportWhat is a Qualified Opinion?What is an Adverse Opinion?What is a Disclaimer of Opinion?Related ReadingsWhen the auditor concludes that is report is issued subject to limitation of scope of audit work it is called as?What is a scope limitation in the audit of financial statements?What type of audit opinion would the auditors issue when there is a scope limitation that affects financial statements materially but not pervasively?What is the effect of a limitation of scope on the audit report?

Audit Report Layout

The auditor’s report begins with a brief introduction about the audit engagement.
Thereafter, the auditor’s report is divided in to three major sections. In the first section, the auditor explains that preparing the financial statements and maintaining sound internal controls is management’s responsibility.

In the second section, the auditor explains its own responsibilities, duties and rights regarding the engagement. Here, the auditor emphasizes the nature of the audit and states that the auditor only examines internal controls and accounting records on a sample
basis. In the third section, the auditor gives his opinion on the financial statements.

An Unqualified Report

In an unqualified report, the auditors conclude that the financial statements of your business present fairly its affairs in all material aspects. The opinion embodies the assumptions that your business observed compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and statutory requirements. Also known as a clean report, such a report
implies that any changes in the accounting policies, their application and effects, are adequately determined and divulged.

This opinion does not tell that your business is in good economic health. It merely states that your financial report is transparent and thorough and has not hidden important facts.

A Qualified Report

A qualified report is one in which the auditor concludes that most matters have been dealt with adequately, except for a few
issues. An auditor’s report is qualified when there is either a limitation of scope in the auditor’s work, or when there is a disagreement with management regarding application, acceptability or adequacy of accounting policies. For auditors an issue must be material or financially worth consideration to qualify a report. The issue should not be pervasive, that is, the issue should not misrepresent the factual financial position.

If issues are material and pervasive, the auditor issues a
disclaimer or adverse opinion. A qualified audit report does not mean that your business is suffering, and it doesn’t mean that your financial statement isn’t transparent. It merely reflects the auditor’s inability to give a clean report.

Other Differences in the Opinion Paragraph

Another difference lies in the wording of the opinion paragraph of an auditor’s report. When issuing an unqualified report the auditor might write,
“In our opinion, the financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of XYZ Enterprises as of ….” Conversely, the opinion paragraph in a qualified report might begin with, “In our opinion, except for the effects of the following adjustments, if any, as might have been determined to be necessary had we been able to perform tests on companies stocks, the financial statements give a true and fair view of the financial position of XYZ Enterprises as …. “

Notice that
there are “exceptions” in the opinion paragraph of the qualified report.

Impact of Auditors’ Opinions

As a businessperson, you should keep in mind that there are deep-held perceptions about auditors’ opinions. Banks, investors and regulators such as the IRS rely on audited financial statements for their analytical needs. Stakeholders such as banks and investors view qualified audit report unfavorably. Therefore, you should hope to receive an
unqualified audit report because it gives a positive impression of your business.

For example, if your business was issued a qualified audit report on inventory matters, your bank is more likely to demand further details about your inventory before issuing credit to you.

The five different opinions in an independent auditor’s report

What are the Types of Audit Opinions?

In the independent auditor’s report, an auditor can issue one of five different opinions:

    Clean (unqualified) opinion;Qualified opinion due to a GAAP departure;Qualified opinion due to a scope limitation;
    Adverse opinion due to a GAAP departure; andDisclaimer of opinion due to a scope limitation.

A clean (unqualified) opinion refers to financial statements that are “presented fairly, in all material respects…”. Deviations from a clean opinion (where the financial statements are not presented fairly) result in a reservation (modification) in the
independent auditor’s report.

Summary

    In the independent auditor’s report, an auditor can issue one of five different opinions.There are two types of reservations that can be made: a GAAP departure or a scope limitation.The opinion issued depends on the type of reservation, which depends upon (1) materiality, and (2) pervasiveness.

Understanding Reservations in an Independent Auditor’s Report

There are two types of reservations:

1. GAAP departure

Situations where the financial statements deviate from the established accounting criteria. For example, a company that uses an incorrect accounting method faces a GAAP departure.

2. Scope limitation

Situations where the auditor is unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence to base the audit on. This presents a scope limitation.

In addition, the type of opinion, based on the reservation made, depends on two factors:

1.
Materiality

Misstatements to the financial statements are considered material if the misstatements (individually or in aggregate), are expected to influence the decisions made by users who rely on the financial statements.

2. Pervasiveness

Misstatements to the financial statements are considered pervasive if the misstatements affect a substantial portion of the financial statements.

What is a Qualified Opinion?

A qualified opinion can be issued due to a GAAP departure or a scope limitation. In both cases, the misstatements are material but not pervasive. In other words, there is a material impact on the financial statements, but the misstatements are not widespread (do not affect a large number of accounts).

Example 1: Qualified opinion due to a GAAP departure

The auditor noticed that the inventory of ABC Company faces a write-down due to obsolescence. However, the company refuses to
write down the inventory. In such a scenario, a GAAP departure reservation is made. Since only the inventory and cost of goods sold accounts are wrong, a qualified opinion due to a GAAP departure would be issued.

Example 2: Qualified opinion due to a scope limitation

The auditor wants to send out confirmation letters to customers for the accounts
receivable balance as audit evidence. However, ABC Company does not want the auditor to do so. In such a scenario, a scope limitation reservation is made. Since the auditor has been unable to verify the accounts receivable, a qualified opinion due to a scope limitation would be issued.

What is an Adverse Opinion?

An adverse opinion can only be issued due to a GAAP departure. In such a case, the misstatements are both material and pervasive. In other words, there is a
material impact on the financial statements, and the misstatements affect a large number of accounts.

Example: Adverse opinion due to a GAAP departure

The auditor believes ABC Company faces a going concern issue and is unable to survive another year. The company disagrees and prepares its financial statements on a historical cost basis
instead of on a liquidation basis. In such a scenario, a GAAP departure reservation is made. Since ABC Company prepared its financial statements on a historical cost basis, the majority of the company’s accounts are incorrect. An adverse opinion due to a GAAP departure would be issued.

What is a Disclaimer of Opinion?

A
disclaimer of opinion can only be issued due to a scope limitation. In this case, the misstatements are material and pervasive. In other words, the auditor is unable to collect sufficient appropriate audit evidence to base its audit on and, as a result, a large number of accounts are not verifiable.

Example: Disclaimer of opinion due to a scope limitation

The auditor is looking to review the company’s minutes book, which contains important information regarding the board of
directors meeting and the audit committee. ABC Company does not permit the auditor to review the minutes book. In such a scenario, a disclaimer of opinion reservation is made. Since the auditor is unable to access the minutes book, a majority of the company’s accounts cannot be verified. A disclaimer of opinion due to a scope limitation would be issued.

Thank you for reading CFI’s guide to Auditor Opinions. To keep learning and advancing your career, the
following CFI resources will be helpful:

    Forensic AccountingIFRS vs. US GAAPThreats to Auditor
    IndependenceTop Accounting Scandals

When the auditor concludes that is report is issued subject to limitation of scope of audit work it is called as?

Disclaimer of Opinion
This is referred to as a scope limitation and is an indication that no opinion over the financial statements was able to be determined. 1 A disclaimer of opinion is not an opinion itself.

What is a scope limitation in the audit of financial statements?

A scope limitation is a restriction on the applicability of an auditor’s report that may arise from the inability to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence about a component in the financial statements.

What type of audit opinion would the auditors issue when there is a scope limitation that affects financial statements materially but not pervasively?

A qualified opinion can be issued due to a GAAP departure or a scope limitation. In both cases, the misstatements are material but not pervasive. In other words, there is a material impact on the financial statements, but the misstatements are not widespread (do not affect a large number of accounts).

What is the effect of a limitation of scope on the audit report?

Limitation of scope may lead to either a qualified opinion or a disclaimer by the auditor in the report. When the limitation is material, but not fundamental, the auditor renders a qualified opinion. This means that all other matters in the audit are okay except for the limitation of scope in the audit process.
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