A book-selling company has a head office and 25 shops, each of which holds cash
(banknotes, coins, and credit card vouchers) at the balance sheet date. There are
no receivables. Accounting records are held at shops. Shops make returns to head
office and head office holds its own accounting records. Your firm has been the
external auditor to the company for many years and has offices near to the
location of some but not all of the shops.
List the audit objectives for the audit of cash and state how you would gain the audit
evidence in relation to those objectives at the year-end.