“Internal Controls” Please respond to the following:
1. From the e-Activity, examine the importance of the audit committee oversight related to the quality of the internal controls of an organization. Analyze the audit committee’s responsibilities regarding risk assessment and internal control monitoring. Indicate whether or not the audit committee is the best to perform the function.
2. Contrast the opinion provided by the independent auditor concerning management’s assessment of internal controls over the financial reporting system with the audit opinion on the financial statements in general. Argue for providing both a qualified opinion over the financial reporting system and an unqualified opinion on the financial statements.
“Apple, Inc.” Please respond to the following:
3. From the case study, in 2009, the FASB issued a ruling related to income recognition from multiple element sales involving software to various stakeholder groups. Evaluate the impact of Apple’s retrospective restatement of its financial statements resulting from FASB’s ruling. Provide support for your rationale.
4. From the case study, examine the influence of both Apple’s reported deferred revenue and the lobbying by Apple executives on FASB’s ruling. Indicate your agreement or disagreement with Apple’s attempt to influence FASB’s ruling.
** Discussion questions – 200-250 words per question is satisfactory. Please provide citation information for references used. Must be 100% original work.