THE IMPACT OF THE “GOING CONCERN” ON AUDITORS’ JUDGEMENT. ANALYSIS OF THE ITALIAN CONTEXT FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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Graziella Sicoli, Paolo Tenuta

DOI:10.22495/cocv13i1p5

Abstract

The present work aims to analyse the concept of going concern on the one hand, through a case study of three companies which have recently come under observation of the CONSOB and have been inserted in the so-called “black list” and, on the other, the consequences that the removal of the presumption of continuity can have on the kind of assessment the auditors make. The aim of the present work is twofold: the first part analyses the principle of going concern from a business and economic perspective. Once this has been completed, the work will go on to offer an overview of the dynamics that can bring a company to a crisis point, and how these affect the judgments expressed by the auditors.

Keywords: Going Concern, Continuity, Black List, Audit

How to cite this paper: Sicoli, G., Tenuta, P. (2015). The impact of the “going concern” on auditors’ judgement. Analysis of the Italian context from an international perspective. Corporate Ownership & Control, 13(1), 44-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv13i1p5