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    This is a form of CAAT testing, which is when the audit team audits through the computer. The “Embedded audit module approach” is an approach that will assist auditors with audit calculations by enabling continuous monitoring in the audit environment. A known weakness to the embedded audit approach is that it requires implementation in a […]