Management representation letter is form letter by external company auditor which is signed by senior company management . The financial statement of company has submitted the auditor for the analysis. The CEO of most senior accountant person are usually required to sign the letter. The information accurate submitted and all material information has been disclose the auditor. The letter also shifted blame the management turns out some element of audited financial statement not represent the financial result condition and cash flow of the business.
- There are no unrecorded transaction.
- All board of director minutes are incomplete.
- All related party transaction are disclosed.
- All contingent liabilities have been disclosed.
- All financial records have been available to the auditor.
- Management have no knowledge of fraud within the company.
Importance and benefit for auditor:
It is responsibility and right of an auditor to take written representation and management and higher authority. There are no material misstatement is done by management in preparation and presentation of financial statement are company that the financial statement are prepared are asaccounting standard and related rules and regulation applicable of company.
List of auditing standard containing requirement of written representation :
- SA-240 : The auditor responsibilities relating to fraud in an audit of financial statement .
- SA-250 : Consideration of law and regulation in an audit of financial statement.
- SA-450: Evaluation of misstatement identify during the audit.
- SA-501: Audit evidence- Specific consideration for selected item.
- Sa-540: auditing accounting estimates, including fair value accounting estimate and related disclose.
- SA-550: Related parties
- SA-570: Going concern
Work as an audit evidence for the auditor:
Audit evidence are information used by auditor is arriving at conclusion on which the auditor opinion is based. Written representation are necessary information that the auditor required in connection with the audit of financial statement. Similar to response to inquire written representation are audit evidence.