Assume that the audit for Vectus Biosystems Limited (Vectus),

| March 17, 2019

Assume that the audit for Vectus Biosystems Limited (Vectus), a pharmaceutical company, will be coming up for tender. You and your colleague are required to prepare a client evaluation report based on your research for the senior members of your auditing firm. Your report should provide preliminary information as to whether or not the auditing firm should consider tendering for the audit of Vectus. You should conduct extensive research and perform an analysis of the annual report of Vectus for the year ended 30 June 2017 and any other relevant information (Hint: Company’s website and Business news) that you have obtained. In your report, you must address the following issues:   
1. Provide an overview of the client’s operations and industry in which it operates. Your overview of the client’s operations must include at least one recent major development.   
2. Pharmaceutical companies are required to follow a number of regulations and legislative requirements for therapeutic goods. You need to Identify and briefly describe FOUR (4) legal requirements (acts/regulations) for pharmaceutical goods.  
3. Identify FOUR significant business risk factors that the auditor needs to consider for the Vectus group engagement. Describe how these risks may lead to potential material misstatements in the financial report.
4. Using the 2017 Vectus annual report, identify at least FOUR accounts/areas of concern. Why do you consider the chosen areas/accounts to be risky? Your answers should be reflective of your in-depth understanding of Vectus Group and  its environment.
5. With specific reference to Vectus’s corporate governance arrangements, you need to assess the likelihood of the potential reliance that could be placed on the overall control environment. Your conclusion should be supported by at least THREE factors
6. Based on your understanding of the client and assessment of the client’s business and audit risks, would you undertake the audit? Why?

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