ACC574 Price Waterhouse Coopers Audit Scandal and Fraud
Read the article about Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and its association with the worst accounting fraud in India related to its audit of Satyam Computer Services, Ltd. titled “Price Waterhouse Auditors Arrested in Satyam Inquiry (Update 1)” and located at http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ar6hB_Hr347E. Search the Internet for other related articles. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Create an argument supporting that the requirements of SOX have reduced corporate fraudulent activity due to the requirements placed on public accounting firms, thereby providing greater assurances to public users of financial information. Provide support for your argument. Evaluate the issues related to the audit of Satyam Computer Services Limited, indicating whether or not PWC followed auditing standards in rendering its audit opinion of the company. Provide support for your rationale. Assess whether PWC relied too heavily on the established system of internal controls and neglected to perform sufficient testing of transactions using effective computer-aided audit tools. Provide a rationale for your recommendation.