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What are the threats to independence?

THREATS AND SAFEGUARDS
Self-interest. The threat that arises when an auditor acts in his or her own emotional, financial or other personal self-interest. Self-review. The threat of bias arising when an auditor audits his or her own work or the work of a colleague. Advocacy.

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Also, what are the threats to auditors independence?

5.3 Forms of Threats to Auditor Independence The FEE (1998) and the ISB (2000) (now defunct) identified five categories of threats - self-interest threat, self-review threat, advocacy threat, familiarity threat, and intimidation threat.

what are the ethical threats to professional independence? The five threats to independence

Threat Description
Self-interest Auditor has financial or other interest in organization
Self-review Auditor reviews own work
Advocacy Auditor involved in promoting client
Familiarity Auditor too familiar with, or long relationship with, employees, officers, directors

Also to know, what are the major threats to independence?

They are self-review, advocacy, adverse interest, familiarity, undue influence, financial self-interest, and management participation threats (ET Section 100-1, AICPA, 2011). There are several circumstances and relationships that cause threats to auditor independence.

What is self review threat?

Self review threat This occurs when an auditor has to review work that they previously performed. For example: if the external auditor prepared the financial statements and then audited them.

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