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Cost Audit: Meaning and Objectives | Auditing

In this article we will discuss about:- 1. Meaning of Cost Audit 2. Objectives of Cost Audit 3. Important Legal Provisions as to Cost Audit 4. Cost Audit Report Rules, 1996 5. Cost Accounting Records. Meaning of Cost Audit: The terminology issued by the CIMA defines Cost Audit as “the verification of the correctness of […]

Cost Audit: Unique Feature and Concept

After reading this article you will learn about Cost Audit:- 1. Unique Feature of Cost Audit 2. Concept of Cost Audit. Unique Feature of Cost Audit: The audit of cost accounts has attained its present status in the statute book of our country through a gradual process of industrial development and socio-economic expectations. During World […]

Cost Auditor: Rights and Duties

After reading this article you will learn about the rights, powers and duties of the Cost Auditor.  Rights and Powers of a Cost Auditor: According to Section 233B (4) of the Companies Act, 1956, the cost auditor ‘shall have the same powers and duties in relation to an audit conducted by him under this section […]

Cost Audit Aspects: 2 Main Aspects of Cost Audit

This article throws light upon the two main aspects of cost audit. The aspects are: 1. From the Aspect of Statute 2. From the Aspect of Spheres for Action. Cost Audit: Aspect # 1. From the Aspect of Statute: In the case of a limited company, the scope of cost audit is outlined in the […]

Top 3 Roles of a Cost Auditor

This article throws light upon the top three roles of a cost auditor. The roles are: 1. As an ‘Agent’ 2. As an ‘Officer’ 3. As a ‘Servant’. Role # 1. As an ‘Agent’: If the basis of appointment of the auditor by different parties is the criteria to establish relationship among different persons who […]

Top 2 Objects of Cost Audit

This article throws light upon the top two objects of cost audit. The objects are: 1. General Objects 2. Social Objects. Cost Audit: Object # 1. General Objects: The general objects of cost audit are: 1. To detect the errors of principle of cost accountancy, and frauds that are usually made in the cost records, […]

Top 3 Responsibilities of a Cost Auditor

This article throws light upon the top three responsibilities of a cost auditor. The responsibilities are: 1. Professional Responsibilities 2. Ethical Responsibilities 3. Legal Responsibilities. Responsibility # 1. Professional Responsibilities: The Council of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India has cast upon the cost auditors the following nature of responsibilities. (i) Responsibility […]

Propriety Audit: Concept and Requirements

After reading this article you will learn about Propriety Audit:- 1. Concept of Propriety Audit 2. Propriety Requirements and Propriety Elements of Reporting in the Indian Company Law. Concept of Propriety Audit: Propriety audit may be defined as ‘Audit concerning the decisions of the executives, with an emphasis on public interest, financial discipline, basically to […]

Cost Accounting Records Rules: Subject Matter and Classification

After reading this article you will learn about Cost Accounting Records Rules:- 1. Subject-Matter of the Cost Accounting Records Rules 2. Classification of the Cost Accounting Records Rules. Subject-Matter of the Cost Accounting Records Rules: The Companies (Amendment) Act of 1965, under its Section 209(1)(d), incorporates a provision that proper books of account in the […]

Social Audit: Concept and Objectives

After reading this article you will learn about Social Audit:- 1. Concept of Social Audit 2. Objectives of Social Audit. Concept of Social Audit: Although no unanimous definition has yet been evolved, the term Social audit, in its simple sense, may be defined as the audit of the social responsibilities that should have been discharged […]

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