Can a funding agency enter into a bilateral contract with an external auditor to subject a non-profit entity to an external financial audit? The supposed audit engagement fee will be paid directly by the funder to the external auditor. The non-profit does not become a party to the audit engagement. Then, who becomes the addressee of the audit report? Does the external auditor become an extension of the personality of the funder? IS there such a thing as a project audit that will not be within the purview of international accounting standards?

Can there be a tri-partite audit engagement among the funder, external auditor and auditee-non-profit entity?