Based on the information given, the analytical processs can be usage is comparing Laramies 2011 informations with anterior period, 2010 information. The hazardous country should be pay for farther attending is the per centum alteration in stock lists, the as the entire stock list increased 53.49 % during the accounting period. The dollar value of Finished Goods Inventory increased 44.54 % from $ 1,075,500 in 2010 to $ 1,554,500 ; while Copper Rod Inventory increased 62.90 % ( $ 1,550,000 to $ 2,525,000 ) , and Plastic Inventory increased 24.71 % ( $ 172,000 to $ 214,500 ) . However, the gross revenues in 2011 merely increased 3.73 % . The merchandising monetary value of Cu rod in 2010 and 2011 is staying at $ 0.470 so there is no ground for Laramie for over-purchased Cu rod in 1 twelvemonth clip. The audit hazard under this hazardous country is control hazard, which is the rating or allotment assertion.A This is about the less effectivity of internal control system caused surplus of stock lists particularly for the Copper Rod Inventory as its merchandising monetary value remain at $ 0.470 yet did non set them to bring forth more end product and hike up the gross revenues. These informations showed that the Laramie did non to the full use its natural stuffs to increase the gross revenues and lower the cost to hike up the company net income. It showed that the concern is decelerating down as the stock list may be stacking up and non being sold during the fiscal twelvemonth. It besides implies that the company might had over-purchased the goods which there was over budgeted the purchase of stocks during the fiscal twelvemonth. This could take to liquidity crisis as the hard currency being “ held up ” in the stock list. The low internal control in stock lists system for influx and escape of stock did non follow the demand of the company and the re-order stock list system did non follow Economic Order Quantity ( EOQ, which the optimum order measure that it should keep for its stock lists given a set cost of production, demand rate and other variables as it can minimise the variable stock list costs. Hence, the house should happen a manner to increase the stock list turnover and avoid over-purchased.
The following hazardous country that need pay more attending on it is the gross revenues. The gross revenues increased 3.73 % in 2011 accounting period, which from $ 8,050,000 in 2010 increased to $ 8,350,000. This showed that the gross revenues merely has a rebuff increased yet the stock list of finished goods, Cu rod and plastic had immense increased with 44.54 % , 62.90 % and 24.71 % during the accounting period. Inventory turnover ratio indicates how many times a company ‘s stock list is sold and replace over a period ( Investopedia, 2012 ) . Laramie has a normal stock list turnover ratio, 6.35 times per twelvemonth on norm as comparison with 2010 with Gross saless as numerator. However, a far more accurate step of true stock list turnover ( in units ) would use the Cost of Goods Sold in the numerator and step Inventory at its current cost. This ratio showed a low stock list ratio, 4.67 Timess as comparison to normal fabrication industry ‘s ratio should be about 6-8 Inventory bend per twelvemonth. It implies low gross revenues of Laramie during accounting period and therefore its warehouse has extra stock list, which may present hazard of obsolescence and increased stock list retention costs. Besides that, A it besides indicates Laramie does non hold sufficient hard currency to maintain ordinary stock list degrees on manus, and so is predating possible gross revenues. Inventory turnover yearss ratio construe the mean clip that stock list remains in the concern between the purchase and gross revenues ( Investopedia, 2012 ) . As the stock list turnover ratio, Laramie besides has 78.14 yearss that indicate the stock “ traveling easy ” and there is low demand but high supply for the house ‘s stocks in the market. Therefore, the selling section should be after an effectual gross revenues scheme to hike up the gross revenues.
This hazardous country besides affected by the Days Gross saless in Receivable, which increased from 47.9 yearss to 55.8 yearss. It indicates that the figure of purchase from client is reduced as the clients took longer clip to pay their duty to Laramie. From the information given, we can presume that the clients of Laramie has lower purchase ability in 2011 as comparison 2010 due to less liquidness of the concern. Therefore, they reduced the figure of purchases as they are non purchasing on a regular basis as anterior twelvemonth. As we known, Laramie sells insulated Cu wiring, which is the natural stuff for client as they has lower gross revenues as comparison old so they reduced the purchases from Laramie. This will impact the gross revenues and net income of the company in the hereafter if they do non look for new selling scheme and expression for new clients to hike up their gross revenues. If assumed that the company bulk of the gross revenues are gross revenues in recognition, so Laramie is the state of affairs of less liquidness excessively as their hard currency flow has been tighten up due to the clients took longer clip for payment as comparison with old twelvemonth.
Besides that, cost of gross revenues besides is the cost of goods sold history increased 2.72 % from old twelvemonth ( $ 5,980,000 to $ 6,142,500 ) comparison to an increased in gross revenues of 3.73 % as the gross revenues of Laramie did non hike up in the one twelvemonth clip. Cost of gross revenues is the entire accrued costs used to make insulated Cu wiring, which has been sold. These costs consist of direct labor, stuffs and overhead. Therefore, the increased of cost of gross revenues might be included the stock list that was scrapped, or declaredA obsoleteA and removed from stock, or stock list that was stolen. Furthermore, it might bespeak that increased of labor costs and overhead costs in the fabrication procedure, which the direction should besides pay more attending to this hazardous country. The increased of labor costs might be the inefficiency of fabricating procedure system as the overall mean machine apparatus clip from start to complete is about 4 hours, which is somewhat better than the industry norm. In other words, the internal control system of Laramie in the fabrication procedure should be oppugning. This hazardous country will do Laramie confronting the high disbursals than anterior twelvemonth and lower its profitableness. As Laramie is be aftering an initial public offering ( IPO ) of its stock in the following two or three old ages, this hazardous country will impact the repute of the company and investors might non confident with the company direction. In the terminal, this hazardous country might impact Laramie in the approaching IPO.
The following hazardous country of Laramie is the Days Gross saless in Receivables is longer, 7.9 yearss as comparison old twelvemonth ( from 47.9 yearss in 2010 to 57.8 yearss in 2011 ) . In the other words, it increased 16 % while gross revenues merely increased 3.73 % during the same clip period. In other words, gross revenues did n’t increase a batch, but twenty-four hours ‘s gross revenues in receivables increased a batch. By and large, the greater figure of yearss outstanding, the greater the chance of delinquencies in histories receivable.A Therefore, we should concern about the increased per centum to happen out the cause of it during the procedure of audit. It might due to the alteration in aggregation policies or forms or perchance to hyperbolic gross revenues, or clients are non paying due to faulty merchandises they purchased. The hearers need to look at histories receivable aging study and returns that are non processed seasonably by reexamining returns It is in a company ‘s best involvement to roll up outstanding receivables every bit rapidly as possible as hard currency is of import in running a concern. By rapidly turning gross revenues into hard currency, aA company has the opportunity to set the hard currency to utilize once more. Then, Laramie can ideally to reinvest it and do more gross revenues. This indicates that there is a job with house ‘s aggregation policy and therefore the aggregations of payments are excessively slow due to the ineffectualness of aggregation policies or staff in charge of put to deathing on those policies, which might do the company confronting short of hard currency flow in the hereafter or ineffective of Laramie in conveying hard currency into the operating of the company.
Furthermore, the hazardous country of Laramie is Days Purchases in Account Payable. Account Payable decreased 1.7 yearss as comparison anterior twelvemonth ( 27.1 yearss in 2010 to 25.4 yearss in 2011 ) . It should be a good mark that Laramie has smooth hard currency flow in running concern and managing its outgoing payments. But, Laramie has immense increased of Days Gross saless in Receivables, 7.9 yearss ( 16 % ) and a somewhat better of gross revenues in 2011, increased 3.73 % yet Finished Goods Inventory increased 44.54 ; while Copper Rod Inventory increased 62.90 % , and Plastic Inventory increased 24.71 % yet the Account Payable for Inventory Purchases of Laramie increased 6.02 % ( $ 415,000 to $ 440,000 ) . This shown that Laramie is holding more debts and liabilities duty towards the suppliers.Thus, Laramie should be confronting the state of affairs of tightens hard currency flow during the accounting period as high stock list stuck in warehouse, longer payments from debitors and higher disbursals in running concern. Therefore, it should be inquiry about the hard currency flow of the company during the accounting period.
In this instance that based on the information given, I besides can compare client informations with expected consequences, utilizing non-financial informations, and Laramie mean machine apparatus clip from start to complete is about four hours, which is somewhat better than the industry norm. This means that Laramie is efficient in readying for production as the machinery is adjusted and calibrated consequently to the type and size of merchandise to be manufactured, and the size of the batch depends on the sum of merchandise needed for each batch. Furthermore, Laramie divided the production country into 3 countries consistently with each country specialising in a particular-order merchandise group, which including residential merchandises, industrial merchandises and special-order merchandises.
On the other manus, the expected value of stock list should be paying more attending as good. First, the expected value of Finished Goods Inventory outputs an expected sum of $ 1,750,000 by multiplying the stock list measure on manus ( Approximately 5250 million foot ) with Market Price of Insulated Wire ( $ 0.007 ) . The estimated sum is greater than the reported history balance of $ 1,554,500. Therefore, it is consistent with the stock list being carried at the lower of cost or market value. Second, the expected value of Copper Rod Inventory sum is $ 2,585,000 by multiplying the sum of stock list on manus ( Approximately 5.5 million pound ) with the Market Price of Copper Rod ( $ 0.470 ) . This estimated sum is significantly greater than the reported history balance of $ 2,525,000 and therefore appears to be consistency with the stock list being carried forward at the lower of cost or market monetary value. However, expected value of Plastic Inventory is one of the hazardous country, which necessitating more attending. The expected value of Plastic Inventory outputs at $ 130,000 by multiplying the fictile stock list on manus ( Approximately 1 million pound ) with the Market Price of Plastic ( $ 0.13 ) . The estimated expected value of Plastic Inventory is significantly lesser than reported account balance of it ( $ 214,500 ) . Therefore, it does non look to be consistency with the stock list being carried forward at the lower of cost or market value. So, the discrepancy should be paying more attending and qui vive about the cause of it.
Last, another hazardous country of Laramie that necessitating more attending is the mean square pess of warehouse infinite used by Cu rod stock list. Harmonizing to the information gathered, Cu rod stock list is stored on palettes, which are non stackable. It is the lone stock list that can cipher the mean infinite occupied in the warehouse. Copper rod stock list on manus is about 5.5 million pound with each palette busying 36 square pess. The estimated computation shows that the Cu rod stock list on manus need about 3,667 palettes and the entire sum of warehouse infinite occupied would be 132,012 square pess. This sum is greater than the sum 100,000 square pess ( 25 % of 400,000 square pess for finished goods and natural stuffs stock list warehousing ) warehouse infinite allocated to stock list, without sing the other types of stock list such as Finished Goods Inventory and Plastic Inventory. This non-financial step is an index of possible job and hazardous country that should be follow-up.
Management averments are implied by direction about categories of minutess and the related histories in the fiscal statements. Based on the analytical processs, it can be notice that there are several possible issues with Laramie ‘s stock list as concentrating on each of the five direction averments: for the stock list history. The entire stock list has rapid increased of 53.49 % from 2010 to 2011. The additions are largely in Finished Goods Inventory and Copper Rod Inventory. The dollar value of Finished Goods Inventory increased 44.54 % from $ 1,075,500 in 2010 to $ 1,554,500 ; while Copper Rod Inventory increased 62.90 % ( $ 1,550,000 to $ 2,525,000 ) , and Plastic Inventory increased 24.71 % ( $ 172,000 to $ 214,500 ) . Meanwhile, the gross revenues in 2011 merely increased 3.73 % . These points rise to possible concerns associating to the rating and being averments, which all points in the stock list history must be physically exist and available for sale. Therefore, the hearers should physically number finished goods, Cu rod and plastic stock lists. Then, find the existent addition of stock lists at the year-end for the accounting period. They besides should choose points from the stock list leger, turn up them and accommodate the measure. In footings of completeness averment, the hearers can travel the warehouse to re-check that all the minutess for stock lists has been recorded wholly and accurately in the accounting system.
Second, expected value of Plastic Inventory appears to be carried above market value on the 2011 balance sheet instead than the lower of cost or market value. Based on the information given, market monetary value of fictile beads $ 0.06 from $ 0.190 in 2010 to $ 0.130 in 2011. The fictile stock list on manus ( Approximately 1 million pound ) multiplying with the Market Price of Plastic ( $ 0.13 ) peers to a market value of $ 130,000. Conversely, the reported fictile stock list in the balance sheet is $ 214,500, which $ 0.2145 per pound. This is higher 65 % than the expected market value of fictile stock list. The comparing values to a possible concern associating to the rating averment so, the discrepancy should be paying more attending and qui vive about the cause of it. The net realisation value of fictile stock list should be calculated to find whether it is a misstatement of over-stated sum in the study history. This hazardous country should be for the rating or allotment that the hearers should do certain that the Laramie sticks with one rating method for stock list history. For the stock list points, Laramie rating should based on the lower of cost or market value with several alternate methods for ciphering cost such as First-In-First-Out ( FIFO ) , Last-In-Lat-Out ( LIFO ) or Average Leaden. Besides that, the hearers should besides look into if there is any scarp stock list that need to be recorded and written off, and inquire about obsolescence points.
Third, the warehouse infinite for stock list is greater than the infinite available in the Laramie ‘s warehouse. The warehouse infinite used by Cu rod stock list entirely is more than can suit in the inventory country of the warehouse. Harmonizing to the fiscal statement, the company has 5.5 million lbs of Cu rod at the terminal of 2011. Each palette busying 36 square pess and can holds 1,500 lbs of Cu rod. Therefore, the Cu rod stock list on manus demands about 3,667 palettes. 3,667 palettes times 6 pess by 6 pess and the entire sum of warehouse infinite occupied would be 132,012 square pess. Based on the information given, the palettes are non stackable. The warehouse merely has 100,000 square pess ( 25 % times 400,000 square pess ) . This warehouse has to keep finished goods and plastic non merely Cu rod. This non-financial step is an index of possible job and hazardous country that rises to a possible concern associating to the being averment. In footings of being averment, hearers should physically number all the stock lists in the warehouse for finished goods, Cu rod and plastic stock lists and make them stackable in the warehouse. By traveling through completeness averment, the hearers can do certain that the full bing stock lists in the warehouse have been recorded wholly. For illustration, the hearers can travel around the warehouse to guarantee all the stock lists are recorded in the stock list leger.
In the planning of this audit I would rede the staff accountants to do a physical count of stock list to cognize how much stock list is stored in warehouse for all the bobbins, palettes and barrels, how much room they take up and how many there are by utilizing the cost rate construction. Internal controls are indispensable processs for pull offing stock list and accounting for gross and to forestall larceny or to guarantee that the fabrication operation does non run abruptly of inputs. Therefore, the internal control of stock list is of import as assets in stock list are an of import portion in fiscal coverage. The basic rule of stock list internal control is ageless stock list records should be maintained and sporadically verified ( Audit and Management Advisory Management Services, 2012 ) . The shopkeeper, stock-keeper, stock director and staff comptroller should corporate to guarantee the internal control of stock list system are good in path. For rights and duties, I will inquire and look into is the any consigned stock list at their warehouse because those stock lists should non be recorded in the company ‘s stock list leger. Furthermore, I will look into is at that place any scrap minutess of stock list, misallocation of natural stuffs negative balances in stock list and bit trailing will countervail stock list location mistakes, over-purchase and over-statements of stuffs in discoverer which will do the company over-state the sum of stock list. The most basic measure in stock list control is keeping a catalogue of precisely what a concern has and where it is.A All stock list locations should be numbered and inventory points identified with those Numberss utilizing tracking system such as saloon codifications or RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification ) tags to maintain close path of points. Besides that, security system of warehouse besides is of import in the internal control system. Management should guarantee that their stock list maintain in a cardinal location, which is secure by attention deficit disorder with locks or security codifications to guarantee that merely certain trusted forces have entree to stock list.
On the other manus, shopkeeper should number and inspect the full entrance stock list. All bringings from providers require a count before they go into stock list so that disagreements between bringings and purchase orders are instantly remedied. He should verify that all incoming stock list is of the right type and is non damaged. All points that fail review should be returned at one time, and the histories collectible staff notified that the returned points should non be paid for. Stock-keeper should standardise record maintaining for stock list picking. For illustration, it should hold a standard process for entering the choices for production or sale every bit shortly as they leave the warehouse by a record system of mark for all stock list removed from the warehouse. If inventory points are being removed from the warehouse for grounds outside of the normal picking procedure, have the individual taking the stock list mark for the remotion to be responsible on it.
Stock keeper should carry on a periodic disused stock list reappraisal to guarantee that to pick up any disagreements. The warehouse can finally go clogged with disused stock list that can non be used, which requires high storage costs and besides interferes with the constituents that are needed in production. Stock Manager can organize a stuffs review board that sporadically go through the stock list records to find which points should be sold off or eliminated.
Furthermore, stock director should guarantee that company keep an up-to-date stock list by reappraisal the stock list records. If stock lists are allowed to sit on shelves for excessively long they will lose value. The storage infinite that is wasted on outdated stock list is a loss in net incomes and tightens hard currency flow of Laramie that could alternatively be utilizing that infinite for a faster selling merchandise. The warehouse staffs conducts a rhythm of little, frequent counts of a little part of the stock list, investigate and rectify any mistakes they find to better the stock list record truth.
Then, staff comptrollers of Laramie should guarantee periodic audits of measures of stuffs, misallocation of natural stuffs negative balances in stock list and bit trailing will countervail stock list location mistakes, over-purchase and over-statements of stuffs in stock list. TheA measure of materialsA is a record of the parts used to build a merchandise, which a periodicA auditA of every measure with password-only entree to the measure of stuff records in the computing machine accounting system. This is used to pick points from stock, so if the measure is wrong, choosers will draw wrong sums from the warehouse.
If the accounting records show that there is negative stock list on manus, the accountant staffs and warehouse staffs should look into the negative-balance stock list records. This indicates that there is a transactional defect caused the negative balance. So, they should enter trash minutess alternatively delete the bit in a bit bin when it occurs. This is because the accounting system treat the scrapped points still is in stock, which will exaggerate the sum of stock list. On the other manus, they should make a systematic process to track bit on a regular footing. For illustration, if stuffs are taken from one warehouse, but erroneously recorded as taken from a 2nd, the 2nd warehouse may demo a negative stock list balance, triping automatic over-purchasing but in fact the stuffs are still in the 2nd location.