SUFFICIENCY Definition

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SUFFICIENCY, in accounting, is a measure of the quantity of audit evidence. The independent auditor's objective is to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion.

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UNDISTRIBUTED EARNINGS see RETAINED EARNINGS.

INPUT CONTROLS are computer controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly authorized before processed by the computer, accurately converted to machine readable form and recorded in the computer, that data files and transactions are not lost, added, duplicated or improperly changed, and that incorrect transactions are rejected, corrected and, if necessary, resubmitted on a timely basis.

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