Beginning the Audit Report Essay

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Beginning the Audit Report
Kimberly Cummings
January 19, 2015
Jacob Mathews
Beginning the Audit Report

January 19, 2015
To: Senior Partner
From: Kim Cummings
Re: Apollo Shoes Audit
Dear Senior Partner: As you know, our firm has been selected to perform the Apollo Shoes audit. The planning process has been the most delicate stage as we want to ensure we have a solid audit approach. The team I select will be dedicated in meeting the objectives and strategies for completing the audit. I will briefly explain to you how I plan to begin the audit process. Now that Apollo Shoes has selected our firm, the initial planning process has begun. Our team must make every effort to understand Apollo Shoes’ business and
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