Definition or What is Surprise Check or Test Check

July 2nd, 2009 Comments off
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In audit work/procedures, there is the term called Surprise check. Surprise Check is also known as Test Check. The advantage and features of Surprise Check are as follows:

Advantages of Surprise Check

· Able to reduce the auditor routine work so that he can devote his time to more important aspects.

Features Of Surprise Check

· Entries selected for surprise check should be representative of the whole, and the entries of every description must be tested

· Selection of items to be checked should be at random.

Salient Point

· Surprise Check Or Test Check is useful and important that if a client’s internal control system is reliable but when surprise check reveal discrepancies then the auditor should do a thorough checking of the books and other relevant records.

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