Analytical Auditing

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Definition: Analytical Auditing

Analytical Auditing

Quick Summary of Analytical Auditing

Analytical auditing is simply using analytical procedures whilst auditing to allow the auditor to understand the business, and changes to a clients business.

These analytical procedures are part of the many tools an auditor will use, and can help to highlight areas of concern or areas of growth.

What is the dictionary definition of Analytical Auditing?

Dictionary Definition

Analytical auditing is the adoption of an analytical approach to an audit, whereby you would compare figures and various other non-financial and financial data either with external or internal data, to determine whether the image that has been presented is reasonable.

Analytical auditing and the procedures of analytical auditing can be used at any stage of an audit, whether that is whilst planning, during or in the final stages of an audit when any tests of the details have been finished.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Analytical Auditing are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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