I need help with putting together a audit plan for Macy’s Retail Store by using the Annual Report attached.
Please answer the following questions.
Prepare a broad audit plan:
a. What material types of transactions and transaction cycles are involved?
b. What are the high-risk areas?
c. What are the low-risk areas?
d. If management faced tremendous pressure regarding the entity’s financial performance, what opportunities might exist for them to engage in fraudulent financial reporting?
e. To what extent do you believe it will be appropriate to reduce assessed control risk?
f. How will audit effort be allocated among geographical areas?
g. What form of auditors’ report do you expect will be issued; what does it mean?