What does an audit report contain?
Most audit reports on financial statements give the business a clean health bill or a clean opinion. On the other end of the spectrum, the auditor may say that financial statements are misleading and should not be relied upon. This negative audit report is called a negative opinion. That is the big stick that auditors carry. They have the power to give a negative opinion to a company’s financial statements, and no business needs it. The Threat of Negative Opinion The business almost always tends to guide the auditor and change its accounting or disclosure to prevent the death of an adverse opinion. A negative audit opinion states that the business’s financial statements are misleading. The Securities and Exchange Commission does not tolerate the negative comments of public business auditors; If the company receives a negative opinion from its CPA auditor, it will cease to trade in a share of the company.
One change in an auditor’s report is serious – when the CPA says there is considerable doubt about the company’s ability to move forward. It is important to note that a business with sufficient finances and speed to continue its normal operations for future operations will be able to absorb bad events without neglecting its responsibilities. It does not face an ongoing financial crisis or a pressing financial emergency. A business may be subjected to a financial crisis, but still be judged as a whole. If there is no evidence to the contrary, the CPA Auditor assumes that the business should move on. If an auditor has serious concerns about whether the business is moving forward, these doubts are addressed in the audit report.