Version 8 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2013. For more information, please click "History" above.
The accountant is not required:
to extend his or her enquiries beyond the information contained in the documents produced, supplemented by any information and explanations given by you;
to enquire into the stocks, shares, other securities or documents of title held by you on behalf of your clients;
to consider whether your accounting records have been properly written up at any time other than the time at which his or her examination of the accounting records takes place;
to check compliance with the provisions in rule 22 on interest, nor to determine the adequacy of your interest policy;
to make a detailed check on compliance with the guidelines for accounting procedures and systems (see rules 26 and 40); or
to determine the adequacy of the steps taken under paragraphs (a) and (b) of rule 20.2.