An audit is an examination and evaluation of the financial statements of an organization. An audit is required for offers of more than $500,000 under the CROWDFUND Act. An auditor will ascertain the validity and reliability of information contained in the financial statements. An auditor typically issues an opinion as to whether the financial statements are presented fairly in all material respects. An audit is not a total guarantee of accuracy as it seeks to provide only reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from error.