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An audit risk, for financial statement audits, is

the risk that the auditor may unknowingly fail to appropriately modify the audit opinion on financial statements that are materially misstated. In a performance audit, the risk that the auditor's findings, conclusions, recommendations, or assurance may be improper or incomplete.[1]

References Edit

  1. Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual, at 558.

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