Finding company and industry information for your audit
For this assignment you need to assess and analyse a company from an auditing perspective. This assignment help will assist you in finding relevant company and industry information needed to do this audit.
Remember to read all the information on your course website related to your assessment to understand exactly what you need to do.
Before you start searching on your company, establish:
|1.||Is the company publicly listed or private?|
|2.||Is the company Australian or international?|
|3.||What industry does the company belong to?|
|4.||What information do you need about the company or industry? Annual reports, financial data, industry profiles, market research, or news media?|
Public versus private companies:
Public companies are listed and traded on a stock exchange whereas private companies are not listed. Also, public companies must provide annual reports to the public which makes them easier to research.
Not sure if it is public or private?
The Library has a range of databases (search tools) that contain company and industry information.
|Company Information||Industry Information|
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For more databases, see the Library's Company and Industry Guide.
Watch the below video to get a general overview of using DatAnalysis to find a range of financial information along with the ASX website:
You can download the data from these reports in excel format by selecting the download option from the top of the page.
NOTE - you may also need to look under ecomomies depending on your chosen company.
News media can be a great source for finding more information about a company or industry. Use the Library's News Media Guide to find Australian and International news media.
Start your search with the following news media databases:
|NewsBank Newspapers: How to Search|
NewsBank Newspapers allows you to search Australian and International newspapers.
Tip: Use OR to find synonyms.
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