ORGANIZATION AND METHODOLOGY OF AUDIT OF FIXED ASSETS AND WAYS OF ITS IMPROVEMENT

Keywords: fixed assets, audit, organization, methodology, stages, financial reporting, enterprises

Abstract

This article discusses the features of the organization and methodology of the audit of fixed assets, taking into account the provisions of International Standards on Auditing (ISA). Because property, plant and equipment are the basis of any entity, an audit of property, plant and equipment is important in the overall audit of an entity. After all, the rationality and effectiveness of the audit affects the financial results of enterprises. Also, the audit of fixed assets is able to provide public goods. Thus, the application of a scientifically sound audit methodology is an objective process because it helps to display reliable information about fixed assets. The concept of fixed assets is given in this article. After analyzing scientific sources, we can say that from an economic point of view, the term "fixed assets" means tangible assets used in the enterprise for a period exceeding 365 calendar days from the date of their commissioning, and the cost of which gradually decreases due to their physical or depreciation. Auditors record errors and irregularities identified during the audit and determine their impact on the reliability of the financial statements. Audit of fixed assets allows to establish their current and quantitative status, which is reflected in accounting, correctness of depreciation and elimination of their shortcomings, which will increase the efficiency of fixed assets, ensure proper accounting and allow to achieve a high level of quality financial statements of the enterprise. This article the main tasks of the audit of fixed assets are also investigated. The main stages of the audit of fixed assets are presented this article and the features of its conduct are shown. This article the main sources of obtaining audit evidence in the audit of fixed assets were also considered. The impact of the audit of fixed assets on the financial and economic activities of the enterprise is shown this article. Ways to improve the audit of fixed assets are identified this article. The methodological and informational basis of this work are regulations, scientific papers, periodicals and Internet resources.

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2021-02-23
How to Cite
Bondarenko, O., Matvieieva, O., & Rudenko, L. (2021). ORGANIZATION AND METHODOLOGY OF AUDIT OF FIXED ASSETS AND WAYS OF ITS IMPROVEMENT. Economy and Society, (24). https://doi.org/10.32782/2524-0072/2021-24-24
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ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION