audit opinion
An auditor’s conclusion on the extent to which *audit evidence refutes or confirms an *audit objective. *Independence is considered to be central to the credibility of audit opinions, especially in the context of an external audit: "An auditor’s opinion is no more than an opinion, but it must be believed to be an informed opinion honestly held" (Flint, 1988, 47). For external auditing, see Unqualified opinion, *qualified opinion, *adverse opinion, *disclaimer, and *negative assurance.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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