NON-PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER means any natural person who is neither: (a) registered or qualified in any capacity with the SEC, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, any state securities agency, any securities exchange or association, or any commodities or futures contract market or association; (b) engaged as an "investment advisor" as that term is defined in Section 201 (11) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 (whether or not registered or qualified under that Act) nor, (c) employed by a bank or other organization exempt from registration under federal or state securities laws to perform functions that would require registration or qualification if such functions were performed for an organization not so exempt. See PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBER.
INSPECT / INSPECTION, during an audit, is to scrutinize or critically examine a document. As part of a CPA firm's quality control system, a procedure to monitor the effectiveness of the system.
MACRO ENVIRONMENT is the external factors which affect a company's planning and performance, and are beyond its control: e.g, socio-economic, government regulations, legal and technological change.
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