Economy, finances, management: Topical issues of science and practical activity


Issue №: 6 (34)

Published: 2018.06.26

The magazine deals with the problems of the agricultural sector of the economy in the context of integration and processes of globalization. Attention is paid to the issues of development of digital economy, rural territories, technologies of enterprise management and organization of accounting, problems of legal support of economic processes, market tendencies of development of various branches of economy. Particular attention is paid to green tourism as a promising segment of the national economy.

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TOMCHUK Olesya – Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Dean of the Department of Accounting and Audit, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University (21008, Vinnytsia, 3, Soniachna Str., е-mail: olesya-tomchuk@yandex.ru).

FABIYANSKA Victoria – Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor of the State Audit and Control Department, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University (21008, Vinnytsia, 3, Soniachna Str., е-mail: Viktoriafab@ukr.net).


The article examines the concept of materiality in accounting and auditing practice. A comparison was made between the concepts of “substantive” and “materiality” and their difference was determined. The essence of the definition of “materiality” in international and national legislation is analyzed. The subjects and objects of determination of materiality in the accounting practice of the enterprise are determined. The accounting and audit aspects of the concept of “materiality” are investigated. On the basis of the study of International Standard 320 “Significance in the planning and conduct of the audit”, the peculiarities of application of materiality in the audit practice, in particular, in terms of the three stages of the auditing process: organizational, research and final, were determined. As a result of the research, it was substantiated that the significance of the auditing practice can be considered from thethree positions: the maximum permissible size of distortion of financial statements; as a criterion for auditing the auditor during the planning and designation of an audit object and relevant audit evidence; as a criterion for assessing audit evidence obtained; as a factor affecting the choice of the form of expressing an independent opinion of the auditor in the audit report.

Keywords: materiality, concept of materiality, users of financial statements, distortions in financial statements, threshold of materiality, professional judgment of the auditor.

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Topics of the journal:

051 Economics

071 Accounting and taxation

072 Finance, banking and insurance

073 Management

075 Marketing

076 Business, trade and exchange activities

241 Hotel, restaurant and catering 

281 Public administration


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ISSN (print): 2411-4413
DOI: 10.37128

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The purpose of the journal "Economics, finances, management: Topical issues of science and practical activity» is the coverage of leading scientific ideas in the economic, financial and management activities of the sectors of the national economy and the involvement of representatives of the domestic and foreign scientific professional community.


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  • publication of research findings on innovation in the economy, financial and management spheres, innovation of production processes;
  • expanding partnerships with international scientific publishing organizations;
  • enhancing the culture of reviewing and annotating published material;
  • adherence to editorial ethics.


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History of journal:

It was founded in 1997 under the name "Bulletin of the Vinnytsia State Agricultural Institute". In 2010-2014 he was published under the title “Collection of scientific works of Vinnitsa National Agrarian University”.

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According to the decision of National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine from 25.04.2024 No. 1337 the scientific journal «Economy, finances, management: topical issues of science and practical activity» has the ID of the Media R30-05171.