DUAL PURPOSE TEST Definition

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DUAL PURPOSE TEST is when audit procedures are classified both as substantive tests and tests of controls. When an audit procedure provides both types of evidence it is a dual purpose test.

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ACCOUNTING AND REVIEW SERVICES are governed by official pronouncements covering compilation and review engagements. Compilation is presenting in the form of financial statements information that is the representation of management (owners) without expressing assurance. Review is inquiry and analytical procedures to provide the accountant a basis for expressing limited assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to the statements for them to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES are liabilities of a business that are due in more than one year. An example of a long-term liability would be a mortgage payable.

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