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Description of the inventory count process:

EarthWear’s Procedures: During EarthWear's year-end inventory count in each warehouse, representatives of the company count all inventory items and record the count for each inventory item on an inventory "count tag." Once the count at a particular warehouse is finished, all tags are collected and compared with the Inventory Status Report. Corrections are recorded on the Inventory Status Report and entered into the Inventory program.

Auditor’s Procedures: Inventory observation is a required procedure under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. In addition to inquiry regarding the client’s count controls and procedures and observing the client’s overall inventory count process and the organization of the warehouse, the external auditor performs test counts on a sample of inventory items. Some of the selections are made from count tags, which are then traced to the inventory status report to verify that the inventory status report is complete and accurate. This procedure is often referred to as a “floor to sheet” test (i.e., all inventory items on the warehouse “floor” have been included in the inventory status report “sheet”), and is primarily a test for the completeness and accuracy assertions.

The auditor also makes some test count selections from the inventory status report and vouches the selected inventory items to the corresponding inventory count tags to verify that inventory listed on the inventory status report exists and is accurate. This procedure is often referred to as a “sheet to floor” test (i.e., all inventory items included on the inventory status report “sheet” represent items that actually exist on the warehouse “floor”), and is primarily a test for the existence and accuracy assertions.

The auditor signs his or her name on each count tag for which he or she has recounted the corresponding…...

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