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CASE Aries LLP (“Aries”) is a small local firm, set-up by two… CASEAries LLP (“Aries”) is a small local firm, set-up by two former Big4 auditors in January 2020. It has a team of eight audit staff including the two founders. Given its small size and the audit-centric background of its two founders, the firm focuses on providing only assurance and attestation services.Aries was recently engaged as the statutory auditor of Swabbers Pte Ltd (“SPL”) for the financial year ended on 30 June 2021 (“FY2021”). SPL specialises in pre-event testing (“PET”) services for Covid-19 and other related infectious diseases. PET is required for large-scale events such as conventions, live performances, sporting events, educational events and weddings. This is the first time SPL’s financial statement will be audited.You have been assigned to lead the engagement as the audit manager. The audit engagement partner has also arranged a team of 3 audit staff comprising two audit associates and an audit senior to assist you in the engagement.The following information were documented following initial discussions with the Managing Director and the Finance Director:1. RevenueFollowing the announcement on 4 May 2021 by the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) on tightening of restrictions from 8 May to 30 May 2021 after a surge in local community cases, SPL experienced a 90 percent increase in bookings for PET services. SPL also increased its price per test by more than 10% from $45 to $50 with effect from 8 May 2021, and has maintained this pricing since then.2. StaffTo cope with the demand, SPL had hired and trained 80 more part-time staff to be deployed on need-basis. Each staff is paid basis on an hourly-rate and given a fixed food and transport allowances for each day of deployment, regardless of the number of hours deployed.3. Covid test kitsSPL purchased more Covid test kits throughout the year to ensure that it is able to fulfil all confirmed and future bookings. Its inventory holdings of these test kits as at 30 June 2021 has doubled compared to the balance prior to MOH announcement on 4 May 2021.Six months after the completion of the FY2021 audit, the Finance Director asked if you can assist to recommend an appropriate accounting information system to replace the existing one as he was of the view that it is no longer sophisticated enough to support SPL’s growing business.Question 4Explain the ethical implications in relation to the Finance Director’s request. Discuss appropriate safeguards and actions that you should take. You should refer to the Ethics Pronouncement EP100 Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics effective 1 March 2021.(18 marks)BusinessAccountingACC 305

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