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Auditor's report

A section of an annual report that includes the auditor's opinion about the veracity of the financial statements.

Accountant's Opinion

An auditor's statement that he/she has reviewed the financial statements of a company and believes that they are accurate, complete, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Most of the time, a publicly-traded company's annual report contains an accountant's opinion; a report without one can be a matter of concern to investors. Instead of an accountant's opinion, the auditor may issue a qualified opinion, stating that the auditor is unable to render a full opinion about a company's finances, or a portion thereof, because the company's accounting does not meet the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or because the information was for some reason incomplete. An accountant's opinion is also called an auditor's report, a clean opinion, or simply an opinion.
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Department of the Treasury's Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession (ACAP) recommended that the PCAOB undertake a standard-setting initiative to consider improvements to the standard auditor report.
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Lastly, the Act has a provision not covered by SAS 90, which requires that the auditor report to the audit committee "other material written communications" between the auditor and the client.
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12 When the auditor reports on compliance in a separate report, the report should include the following:
The ABA's comment letter called for a revised definition of materiality for purposes of the internal control assessment, and for the SEC to encourage the PCAOB to eliminate one of the two overlapping auditor reports on internal control that are required under AS2.
When the auditor reports on an incomplete presentation but one that is otherwise in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the auditor should include an emphasis-of-matter paragraphs in the auditor's report that
In its June 1993 report, "Meeting the Financial Reporting Needs of the Future: A Public Commitment from the Public Accounting Profession," the AICPA board of directors urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require the inclusion of management and auditor reports on internal controls over financial reporting in the annual reports of all public companies.
See the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide State and Local Governments for illustrative auditor reports.