24.15 Abner is the lead partner on the audit of DEF Inc.The client often gives Abner corporate hospitality at
major sporting events and small gifts,such as a bottle of spirits,on his birthday.
Which threat does this represent?
D Intimidation(2 marks)
24.16 XYZ carries out the audit of Delta Products Inc.Delta Products Inc is in financial trouble and XYZ has
had to qualify the audit report for the past two years.
The managing director of Delta blames the qualified audit reports for her firm's continuing problems.
She is threatening to sue XYZ for poor work if they qualify the audit report for this year.
What threat does this represent?
D Self-review(2 marks)
24.15 A Rationale:A firm or a member of an assurance team should not accept gifts or hospitality unless the value is clearly insignificant.
In this case,it is likely that the cost of corporate hospitality at major sporting events will be significant.
24.16 B Rationale:This is a case of intimidation.You may have been tempted to pick self-interest but the threat of legal proceedings makes this intimidation.