The Essential Handbook of Internal Auditing / Edition 1

The Essential Handbook of Internal Auditing / Edition 1

by K. H. Spencer Pickett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470013168

ISBN-13: 9780470013168

Pub. Date: 05/27/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The Essential Handbook of Internal Auditing is a condensed version of the second edition of the highly successful “Internal Auditing Handbook”. It shows the reader how to understand the audit context and how this context fits into the wider corporate agenda. The new context is set firmly within the corporate governance, risk management and internal

Overview

The Essential Handbook of Internal Auditing is a condensed version of the second edition of the highly successful “Internal Auditing Handbook”. It shows the reader how to understand the audit context and how this context fits into the wider corporate agenda. The new context is set firmly within the corporate governance, risk management and internal control arena.

In addition to the author’s own views of the auditor’s role, the reader is provided with a range of professional standards and guidance that provides a valuable source of various key issues and developments.

K H Spencer Pickett has also developed many helpful models and checklists that provide a short cut to understanding the work and coverage of internal auditing.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470013168
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/27/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations.

1 Introduction.

Introduction.

1.1 Reasoning behind the Book.

1.2 The IIA Standards and Links to the Book.

1.3 How to Navigate around the Book.

1.4 The Handbook as a Development Tool.

1.5 The Development of Internal Auditing.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 1: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

2 Corporate Governance Perspectives.

Introduction.

2.1 The Agency Concept.

2.2 Corporate Ethics and Accountability.

2.3 International Scandals and their Impact.

2.4 Models of Corporate Governance.

2.5 Putting Governance into Practice.

2.6 The External Audit.

2.7 The Audit Committee.

2.8 Internal Audit.

2.9 The Link to Risk Management and Internal Control.

2.10 Reporting on Internal Controls.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 2: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

3 Managing Risk.

Introduction.

3.1 What is Risk?

3.2 The Risk Challenge.

3.3 Risk Management and Residual Risk.

3.4 Mitigation through Controls.

3.5 Risk Registers and Appetites.

3.6 The Risk Policy.

3.7 Enterprise-Wide Risk Management.

3.8 Control Self-Assessment.

3.9 Embedded Risk Management.

3.10 The Internal Audit Role in Risk Management.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 3: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

4 Internal Controls.

Introduction.

4.1 Why Controls?

4.2 Control Framework—COSO.

4.3 Control Framework—CoCo.

4.4 Other Control Models.

4.5 Links to Risk Management.

4.6 Control Mechanisms.

4.7 Importance of Procedures.

4.8 Integrating Controls.

4.9 The Fallacy of Perfection.

4.10 Internal Control Awareness Training.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 4: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

5 The Internal Audit Role.

Introduction.

5.1 Why Auditing?

5.2 Defining Internal Audit.

5.3 The Audit Charter.

5.4 Audit Services.

5.5 Independence.

5.6 Audit Ethics.

5.7 Police Officer versus Consultant.

5.8 Managing Expectations through Web Design.

5.9 Audit Competencies.

5.10 Training and Development.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 5: Multi-Choice Questions.

Reference.

6 Professionalism.

Introduction.

6.1 Audit Professionalism.

6.2 Internal Auditing Standards.

6.3 Due Professional Care.

6.4 Professional Consulting Services.

6.5 The Quality Concept.

6.6 Defining the Client.

6.7 Internal Review and External Review.

6.8 Marketing the Audit Role.

6.9 Audit Feedback Questionnaire.

6.10 Continuous Improvement.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 6: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

7 The Audit Approach.

Introduction.

7.1 The Systems Approach.

7.2 Control Risk Self-Assessment (CRSA).

7.3 Facilitation Skills.

7.4 Integrating Self-Assessment and Audit.

7.5 Fraud Investigations.

7.6 Information Systems Auditing.

7.7 The Consulting Approach.

7.8 Compliance.

7.9 Value for Money.

7.10 The ‘Right’ Structure.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 7: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

8 Setting an Audit Strategy.

Introduction.

8.1 Risk-Based Strategic Planning.

8.2 Resourcing the Strategy.

8.3 Managing Performance.

8.4 Dealing with Typical Problems.

8.5 The Audit Manual.

8.6 Delegating Audit Work.

8.7 Audit Information Systems.

8.8 Establishing a New Internal Audit Shop.

8.9 The Outsourcing Approach.

8.10 The Audit Planning Process.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 8: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

9 Audit Field Work.

Introduction.

9.1 Planning the Audit.

9.2 Interviewing Skills.

9.3 Ascertaining the System.

9.4 Evaluation.

9.5 Testing Strategies.

9.6 Evidence and Working Papers.

9.7 Statistical Sampling.

9.8 Reporting Results of the Audit.

9.9 Audit Committee Reporting.

9.10 A Risk-Based Audit Approach (RaCE).

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 9: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

10 Meeting the challenge.

Introduction.

10.1 The New Dimensions of Internal Auditing.

10.2 Globalization.

10.3 The Changing Auditor.

10.4 Meeting the Challenge.

10.5 Ten Little Maxims.

Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter Ten: Multi-Choice Questions.

References.

Appendix A: Suggested Answers.

Appendix B: Candidate’s Answers.

Index.

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