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Difference between Internal Audit and Statutory Cost Audit

This article will help you to differentiate between Internal Audit and Statutory Cost Audit. Difference # Internal Audit: A. Scope: 1. (a) The work of audit under the system is mainly performed by the employ­ees, i.e. internal staff of the company. (b) The work can be done by any person having training and skill on […]

Operation Audit: Concept and Objectives

After reading this article you will learn about Operation Audit:- 1. Concept of Operation Audit 2. Objectives of Operation Audit. Concept of Operation Audit: William Leonard describes operational auditing as a comprehensive and constructive review of organisational structure or components thereof, i.e. method of operation and use of physical facilities’. Operational Auditing is essentially a […]

Operation Audit: Concept and Objectives

After reading this article you will learn about Operation Audit:- 1. Concept of Operation Audit 2. Objectives of Operation Audit. Concept of Operation Audit: William Leonard describes operational auditing as a comprehensive and constructive review of organisational structure or components thereof, i.e. method of operation and use of physical facilities’. Operational Auditing is essentially a […]

Functional Responsibility of a Cost Auditor

After reading this article you will learn about the Functional Responsibility of a Cost Auditor. The expression that an auditor is a watch-dog and not a bloodhound was made in the course of judgment in a leading case- The Kingston Cotton Mills Company Ltd. A misfeasance action was taken by the liquidator against the auditor […]

Difference between Internal Auditor and Cost Auditor

This article will help you to differentiate between Internal Auditor and Cost Auditor. Before a general discussion on the matter is made it should be pertinent to note that an internal auditor: (i) Is an employee of the company, (ii) Has to be loyal to the company by responding to the uses and requirements of […]

Classification of the Liabilities of a Cost Auditor

This article throws light upon the two main classification of the liabilities of a cost auditor. The classifications are: 1. Contractual Liability 2. Criminal Liability. Cost Auditor’s Liabilities: Classification # 1. Contractual Liability: The cost auditor is liable for non-fulfilment of the terms and conditions of an agreement between him and the company who appoints […]

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 […]

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