COMPARE / COMPARISON Definition

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COMPARE / COMPARISON is an audit procedure where an auditor observes similarities and differences between items such as an account from one year to the next.

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SEGREGATION OF DUTIES means assigning different people the responsibilities of authorizing transactions, recording transactions, and maintaining custody of assets. Segregation of duties reduces the opportunities for one person to both perpetrate and conceal errors or fraud.

MINORITY INTEREST is the interest or percentage ownership of a group of stockholders who, in total, own less than 50% of the shares in the corporation.

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