ISBN-10:
0471345768
ISBN-13:
9780471345763
Pub. Date:
09/28/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
The Audit Committee Handbook / Edition 3

The Audit Committee Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

This revised edition reflects the rapidly changing environment in corporate and financial communities. Uses a theoretical and practical perspective to examine audit committee members' tasks and will help them to oversee and monitor internal/external audit functions, understand crucial guidelines for minimizing legal liability, formulate important questions to ask during pre- and post-audit meetings as well as review and attend to the internal control system, accounting policies, disclosures, questionable foreign payments, conflicts of interest and contributions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471345763
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

R. TRENT GAZZAWAY is the national managing partner of audit services for Grant Thornton LLP.

ROBERT H. COLSON, PHD, CPA, is a partner in the public policy and external affairs group of Grant Thornton LLP. He is responsible for the firm's engagement with academic researchers and a wide range of policy leaders associated with capital markets, accounting, auditing, financial regulation, and corporate governance.

SRIDHAR RAMAMOORTI, PHD, CPA/CITP/CFF, is a Principal with Infogix Advisory Services, Infogix, Inc., a software controls company. Previously, he was a corporate governance partner with Grant Thornton LLP.

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Table of Contents

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
Your Role in the Auditing Process.
Corporate Accountability: How to Keep It in Perspective.
The External Users of Accounting Information.
The Legal Position of the Audit Committee.
Rules of the Road--Auditing and Related Accounting Standards.
THE PLANNING FUNCTION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.
An Overview of Audit Planning.
Director's Role in Planning the Audit.
THE MONITORING AND REVIEWING FUNCTIONS OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.
Monitoring the System of Internal Control.
Monitoring the Internal Audit Function.
Reviewing Accounting Policy Disclosures.
A Perspective on Fraud and the Auditor.
Reviewing Certain General Business Practices.
THE REPORTING FUNCTION AND THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.
Independent Auditors' Reports.
The Audit Directors' Report and Concluding Observations.
Appendices.
Index.

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