ABSTRACT

This instructional case focuses on the auditor's going concern decision for a private retail client. The primary objective of this case is to understand and examine the auditor's consideration of the client's ability to continue as a going concern in a real-world setting. The case provides students with the financial aspects as well as the personal aspects of such a decision. Specifically, students must complete analytical procedures and evaluate information from several sources when forming their opinion. We also ask students to contemplate the auditor's relationship with the client in order to understand issues involving auditor independence. Throughout the case, students have the opportunity to review applicable auditing standards and to draft a going concern audit report. We expect this case would be most applicable for an undergraduate or a graduate audit course.

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