Inventory Audit Program

in planing the audit of inventory first thing is to observe the whole inventory process , because no audit can be performed with out observing and the whole process and testing the controls of the whole process

Here i am defining the audit program of inventory process

Process description: Purchasing and Disbursements.

Audit Objective

1) All inventory items exist and owned by the Company (existence, completeness, and ownership);

2) Inventories stated at the lower of cost determined by LIFO method, or market (valuation);

3) Inventory items are properly classified and disclosed (presentation, and disclosure).

Working and Testing

1) Perform test of controls of the purchasing and disbursement process.

2) Review written narratives related to the standard cost accounting system and the control procedures related to the audit objectives.

3) Perform an inventory observation of raw materials, finished goods, and purchased components on July 25. AUDITOR will then agree the counts into the July inventory detail and reconcile to the July 2000 financial statements

4) AUDITOR will obtain inventory lead sheet from the client including current and prior year balances and perform a detailed top-side analytical review of the changes which occurred from the prior year

5) After each year end the Company re-values its inventory to a new standard. This standard is amortized over the 12 months of the new fiscal year. AUDITOR will review the client’s calculation of the revaluation amount and compare it to the prior year. AUDITOR will investigate and document the reasons for the changes, if significant.

6) AUDITOR will perform price testing procedures on 10 judgmentally selected raw materials and finished goods. These procedures will include ensuring variances are accounted for properly.

7) AUDITOR will obtain a documentation of the client method of calculating its LIFO reserve and review for reasonableness

8) AUDITOR will perform substantive testwork to review the client’s LIFO calculation for year end and the related adjustments

9) AUDITOR will determine the appropriateness of the Company’s obsolescence/excess reserve based on the specific reserve identified and a general reserve calculated based on historical trends

10) AUDITOR will review the Inventory Usage Report as of year end to determine if there are any potential obsolescence issues with the appropriate client personnel