Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 10 and 11 in the course textbook.
Confirmation of accounts receivable is presumptively a mandatory audit procedure. In performing this procedure, auditors use positive confirmation requests or negative confirmation requests or a combination of both. Address the following in your discussion post:
Explain the difference between negative and positive confirmations.
Describe conditions which should exist for the auditors to use the negative form of request.
Describe conditions which should exist for the auditors to use the positive form of request.
If a response is not received to an initial positive or negative confirmation request, describe the action that should be taken by the auditors, including a discussion of alternative auditing procedures.