PWC Audit Scandal
Write a 68 page paper in which you: Create an argument supporting that the requirements of SOX have reduced corporate fraudulent activity due to the requirements placed on public accounting firms, thereby providing greater assurances to public users of financial information. Provide support for your argument. Evaluate the issues related to the audit of Satyam Computer Services Limited, indicating whether PWC followed auditing standards in rendering its audit opinion of the company. Provide support for the rationale. Assess whether PWC relied too heavily on the established system of internal controls and neglected to perform sufficient testing of transactions using effective computer-aided audit tools. Provide a rationale for the recommendation. Analyze whether PWC neglected to sufficiently test transactions or whether it could have relied on the audit of internal control to limited testing in those areas, indicating any consequences related to their decision. Provide support for the conclusion. Support a position for whether PWC met its responsibility of due care based on the requirements placed on auditors by PCAOB. Suggest improvements needed to external auditing firms and the accounting profession to reduce the number of audit scandals and fraudulent activity within publicly traded companies. Provide support for suggestions. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is: Formulate an argument in support of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) by assessing the audit of a given company.