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  • Anna Olsson
  • Marina Idee Schultz

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    The audit report is an important tool for the communication between auditors and stakehold­ers.  Today's audit report is very standardized andin all part there are exact proposals for the formulation.  According to previous research, there is aconflict of interest between stakehold­ers and auditors. The conflict is aboutthe stakeholders want more information in the audit report which the auditorsare critical towards, since it would mean more responsibility. To resolve theconflict the audit report has been debated a lot. One discussion is about howto make the audit report more interesting for the stakeholders. There is aproposal about rating the company on example internal control and corporategovernance. All the debates have also led to a “new audit report” and this auditreport shall be used from January 1st 2011Our purpose of this studyis therefore to analyze and describe the auditors’ opinion about the con­tentand structure of the audit report. We also want to investigate the auditors opinionabout the formalization of the audit report and if they are willing to increasetheir responsibility. The study is based on six qualitative interviews. One ofthese interviews is with students and the reason for this is to compare iftheir perception differ from the others. Our conclusions are that the auditorshave opinions how to improve the content and the structure of the audit report.All the auditors think that the audit report meet the stake­holders needs. Theformali­zation of the audit report is estimate by the auditors and all intervieweesagreed that the guidelines are important. The study also indicates that theauditors are willing to take more responsibility by more statements in theaudit report. The conclusion regarding the stu­dents is that they have the same opinion as the majority of the auditors interviewed.

    Date of Award2011-Jun-17
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPernilla Broberg (Supervisor) & Göran Nilsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)


    • audit report contents
    • audit report structure
    • objective formalization
    • professional assessments
    • auditor liability
    • future audit report.

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