1. How does the auditor’s opinion differ between scope limitations caused by client restrictions and limitations resulting from conditions beyond the client’s control? Under which of these two would the auditor be most likely to issue a disclaimer of opinion? Explain.
2. What words and phrases in the standard audit report imply a risk that the financial statements might contain a material misstatement?
3. What are the objectives of a review of interim financial statements by external auditors and how would this review be beneficial to users of corporate financial reporting?