My audit client won’t provide management representation letters, so what type of audit opinion should be issued?
Management representation letters are a key piece of audit evidence. If the CEO/CFO refuse to provide the representation letters, then the audit team should issue a disclaimer of opinion or withdraw from the audit.
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