Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules / Edition 1

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Overview

"Robert Moeller offers an informative perspective on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. Those who work in the internal audit function should find great interest in the role they can play in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance."
–Therese Webb
Managing Director, Sarbanes-Oxley national practice
Parson Consulting

"Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules represents an independent summary of this important new legislation. There is no question that the audit model needs to evolve, and this book provides the background to cultivate new audit approaches and governance thinking."
–Michael P. Cangemi
President and CEO, Aigner Group, Inc.
Editor in Chief, IS CONTROL Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471483069
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT R. MOELLER is an internal audit specialist and project manager with a strong understanding of information systems, corporate governance, and security. A CPA, CISA, and a CISSP, Moeller has managed several information systems audit functions and served as audit director for Sears Roebuck. In the late 1990s, Moeller launched a business, Compliance and Control Systems, that delivered seminars throughout the United States on corporate governance, COSO, and the importance of Codes of Conduct well before Sarbanes-Oxley and today’s interest in those areas. A frequently published author and professional speaker, Moeller provides insight into many of the new rules impacting internal auditors today as well as the challenges audit committees face when dealing with Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls, and their internal auditors.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Accounting and Auditing Scandals and Internal Audit.

What Are the New Rules?

Who Will Find this Book Useful?

Chapter 2: Internal Audit and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

“Where Were the Auditors?” Standards Failure.

Sarbanes-Oxley Overview: Key Internal Audit Concerns.

Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Modern Internal Auditor.

Chapter 3: Heightened Responsibilities for Audit Committees.

Audit Committee Charters and Other Requirements.

Board’s “Financial Expert” and Internal Audit.

Helping to Establish Documentation Procedures.

Controlling Other Audit Services.

Establishing Open Communications.

Chapter 4: Launching an Ethics and Whistleblower Program.

Launching an Organization Ethics Program.

Establishing a Mission or Values Statement.

Codes of Conduct.

Whistleblower and Hotline Functions.

Auditing the Organization’s Ethics Functions.

Chapter 5: COSO, S ection 404, and Control Self-Assessments.

SOA Section 404.

COSO Internal Control Framework.

Violation Penalties: Organizational Sentencing Guidelines.

Control Self-Assessments.

Chapter 6: IIA, CobiT, and Other Professional Internal Audit Standards.

Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for Professional Practice.

CobiT and Information Technology Governance.

ASQ Audit Standards: A Different Approach.

Chapter 7: Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning after 9/11.

Business Continuity Planning and the New Language of Recovery Planning.

Continuity Planning and Service-Level Agreements.

New Technologies: Critical Data Mirroring Techniques.

Establishing Effective Contingency Policies: What Are We Protecting?

Building the Disaster Planning Business Continuity Plan.

Testing, Maintaining, and Auditing the Continuity Plan.

Continuity Planning Going Forward.

Chapter 8: Internal Audit Fraud Detection and Prevention.

Red Flags: Fraud Detection for Auditors.

Public Accounting’s New Role in Fraud Detection.

IIA Standards for Detecting and Investigating Fraud.

Fraud Investigations for Internal Auditors.

Information Systems Fraud Prevention Processes.

Chapter 9: Enterprise Risk Management, Privacy, and Other Legislative Initiatives.

Enterprise Risk Management.

Concurrent with SOA: Other Legislation Impacting Internal Auditors.

Chapter 10: Rules and Procedures for Internal Auditors Worldwide.

SOA International Requirements.

International Accounting and Auditing Standards.

COSO Worldwide: International Internal Control Frameworks.

ISO and the Standards Registration Process.

ITIL Service Support and Service Delivery Best Practices.

Chapter 11: Continuous Assurance Auditing Future Directions.

Implementing Continuous Assurance Auditing.

Internet-Based Extensible Mark-Up Languages: XBRL.

Data Warehouses, Data Mining, and OLAP.

Newer Technologies, the Continuous Close, and SOA.

Chapter 12: Summary: Internal Auditing Going Forward.

Future Prospects for Internal Auditors.

Glossary.

Index.

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