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Internal Control Audit and Compliance

Author : Lynford Graham
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Ease the transition to the new COSO framework with practical strategy Internal Control Audit and Compliance provides complete guidance toward the latest framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). With clear explanations and expert advice on implementation, this helpful guide shows auditors and accounting managers how to document and test internal controls over financial reporting with detailed sections covering each element of the framework. Each section highlights the latest changes and new points of emphasis, with explicit definitions of internal controls and how they should be assessed and tested. Coverage includes easing the transition from older guidelines, with step-by-step instructions for implementing the new changes. The new framework identifies seventeen new principles, each of which are explained in detail to help readers understand the new and emerging best practices for efficiency and effectiveness. The revised COSO framework includes financial and non-financial reporting, as well as both internal and external reporting objectives. It is essential for auditors and controllers to understand the new framework and how to document and test under the new guidance. This book clarifies complex codification and provides an effective strategy for a more rapid transition. Understand the new COSO internal controls framework Document and test internal controls to strengthen business processes Learn how requirements differ for public and non-public companies Incorporate improved risk management into the new framework The new framework is COSO's first complete revision since the release of the initial framework in 1992. Companies have become accustomed to the old guidelines, and the necessary procedures have become routine – making the transition to align with the new framework akin to steering an ocean liner. Internal Control Audit and Compliance helps ease that transition, with clear explanation and practical implementation guidance.

Internal Control Audit and Compliance

Author : Lynford Graham
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Ease the transition to the new COSO framework with practical strategy Internal Control Audit and Compliance provides complete guidance toward the latest framework established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). With clear explanations and expert advice on implementation, this helpful guide shows auditors and accounting managers how to document and test internal controls over financial reporting with detailed sections covering each element of the framework. Each section highlights the latest changes and new points of emphasis, with explicit definitions of internal controls and how they should be assessed and tested. Coverage includes easing the transition from older guidelines, with step-by-step instructions for implementing the new changes. The new framework identifies seventeen new principles, each of which are explained in detail to help readers understand the new and emerging best practices for efficiency and effectiveness. The revised COSO framework includes financial and non-financial reporting, as well as both internal and external reporting objectives. It is essential for auditors and controllers to understand the new framework and how to document and test under the new guidance. This book clarifies complex codification and provides an effective strategy for a more rapid transition. Understand the new COSO internal controls framework Document and test internal controls to strengthen business processes Learn how requirements differ for public and non-public companies Incorporate improved risk management into the new framework The new framework is COSO's first complete revision since the release of the initial framework in 1992. Companies have become accustomed to the old guidelines, and the necessary procedures have become routine – making the transition to align with the new framework akin to steering an ocean liner. Internal Control Audit and Compliance helps ease that transition, with clear explanation and practical implementation guidance.

IT Audit Control and Security

Author : Robert R. Moeller
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Combines the areas of computer audit, computer control, and computer security in one book.; Offers step-by-step guidance on auditing, control, and security.; Provides numberous control objectives.

Executive s Guide to COSO Internal Controls

Author : Robert R. Moeller
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Essential guidance on the revised COSO internal controls framework Need the latest on the new, revised COSO internal controls framework? Executive's Guide to COSO Internal Controls provides a step-by-step plan for installing and implementing effective internal controls with an emphasis on building improved IT as well as other internal controls and integrating better risk management processes. The COSO internal controls framework forms the basis for establishing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal controls specialist Robert Moeller looks at topics including the importance of effective systems on internal controls in today's enterprises, the new COSO framework for effective enterprise internal controls, and what has changed since the 1990s internal controls framework. Written by Robert Moeller, an authority in internal controls and IT governance Practical, no-nonsense coverage of all three dimensions of the new COSO framework Helps you change systems and processes when implementing the new COSO internal controls framework Includes information on how ISO internal control and risk management standards as well as COBIT can be used with COSO internal controls Other titles by Robert Moeller: IT Audit, Control, and Security, Executives Guide to IT Governance Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, every corporation has to assert that their internal controls are adequate and public accounting firms certifying those internal controls are attesting to the adequacy of those same internal controls, based on the COSO internal controls framework. Executive's Guide to COSO Internal Controls thoroughly considers improved risk management processes as part of the new COSO framework; the importance of IT systems and processes; and risk management techniques.

Internal Controls Policies and Procedures

Author : Rose Hightower
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Controllers and document program managers need sample documents to be personalized and customized for efficient operation of their company. Internal Controls Policies and Procedures Manual is a complete collection of documents that summarize the regulations that are part of corporate governance.

Internal Control

Author : Olof Arwinge
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The concept of internal control has developed along with audit practice. As demands have been made for greater accountability in corporate governance, the significance of internal control systems in companies has increased. Traditionally internal control has had a fairly direct relationship to financial reporting quality but wider approaches to internal control have expanded those boundaries much further. Stakeholders are increasingly concerned with the effectiveness of internal controls, and disclosure requirements are making firms to go public with regard to their internal control systems. From a design perspective, current research suggests that internal control designs are contingent upon variables such as company strategies, risk appetite, regulatory characteristics, and organizational size. Also there is much to learn about internal control quality, and the way internal control quality is associated with overall corporate governance quality. This book fills that gap.

Audit Planning

Author : K. H. Spencer Pickett
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More now than ever before, auditing is in the spotlight;legislators, regulators, and top executives in all types ofbusinesses realize the importance of auditors in the governance andperformance equation. Previously routine and formulaic, internalauditing is now high-profile and high-pressure! Being an auditor intoday's complex, highly regulated business environment involvesmore than crunching the numbers and balancing the books-it requiresensuring that appropriate checks and balances are in place tomanage risk throughout the organization. Designed to help auditors in any type of business develop theessential understanding, capabilities, and tools needed to preparecredible, defensible audit plans, Audit Planning: A Risk-BasedApproach helps auditors plan the audit process so that it makes adynamic contribution to better governance, robust risk management,and more reliable controls. Invaluable to internal auditors facing new demands in theworkplace, this book is also a "hands-on" reference for externalauditors, compliance teams, financial controllers, consultants,executives, small business owners, and others charged withreviewing and validating corporate governance, risk management, andcontrols. The second book in the new Practical Auditor Series, which helpsauditors get down to business, Audit Planning: A Risk-BasedApproach gives new auditors principles and methodologies they canapply effectively and helps experienced auditors enhance theirskills for success in the rapidly changing business world.

Phase II of Compliance to the Policy on Internal Control

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Internal Control

Author : K. H. Spencer Pickett
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Internal Control Strategies

Author : Julie Harrer
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Praise for Internal Control Strategies A Mid to Small Business Guide "Internal Control Strategies is an excellent field guide for the implementation and maintenance of efficient and effective internal control systems. The book provides a practical approach to interpreting guidance from oversight agencies and integrating it with industry practice in a real-world environment. This handbook is an essential tool for managers and professionals going through the day-to-day struggle of managing auditor expectations and permitting business to proceed in the most efficient manner." -Michael Rodriguez, former senior manager of finance, Qualcomm Incorporated "Internal Control Strategies is the clearest path forward for middle-market SEC registrants and their independent registered public accounting firms as they streamline the SOX 404 compliance process in 2008 and beyond." -Stephen G. Austin, MBA, CPA, Managing Firm Partner,Swenson Advisors, LLP, Regional PCAOB Accounting Firm "Clearly written and practical, Internal Control Strategies is a must-read for every chief audit, finance, or compliance executive." -Jeff Miller, Partner-in-Charge, Business Risk Services,Squar, Milner, Peterson, Miranda & Williamson, LLP "As a CFO of small to mid-sized publicly traded and privately held companies, one is usually faced with the challenge of developing and implementing the right levels of internal controls and compliance within the restrictions of limited financial and human resources. Internal Control Strategies presents the relevant topics in a clear and concise manner, allowing the reader to understand the internal control framework and specific underlying requirements quickly. The author's vast experience with SOX compliance ensures a targeted and pragmatic approach for the successful implementation of internal controls. Her recommendations are 'to the point' and eliminate some of the guesswork we all have experienced while working towards SOX compliance." -Robert S. Stefanovich, Chief Financial Officer, Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The SEC requires all publicly traded companies to attest to theeffectiveness of their internal controls. Is your business ready? Internal Control Strategies: A Mid to Small Business Guide clearly explains the latest PCAOB, SEC, and COSO guidance, providing you with an effective tool and reference guide for successful implementation of sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Extremely knowledgeable and insightful, author Julie Harrer brings practical clarity to this complex topic, leading you step by step in addressing the challenges associated in bringing your business in compliance with SOX.

Brink s Modern Internal Auditing

Author : Robert R. Moeller
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The complete guide to internal auditing for the modern world Brink's Modern Internal Auditing: A Common Body of Knowledge, Eighth Edition covers the fundamental information that you need to make your role as internal auditor effective, efficient, and accurate. Originally written by one of the founders of internal auditing, Vic Brink and now fully updated and revised by internal controls and IT specialist, Robert Moeller, this new edition reflects the latest industry changes and legal revisions. This comprehensive resource has long been—and will continue to be—a critical reference for both new and seasoned internal auditors alike. Through the information provided in this inclusive text, you explore how to maximize your impact on your company by creating higher standards of professional conduct and greater protection against inefficiency, misconduct, illegal activity, and fraud. A key feature of this book is a detailed description of an internal audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), key governance; risk and compliance topics that all internal auditors need to know and understand. There are informative discussions on how to plan and perform internal audits including the information technology (IT) security and control issues that impact all enterprises today. Modern internal auditing is presented as a standard-setting branch of business that elevates professional conduct and protects entities against fraud, misconduct, illegal activity, inefficiency, and other issues that could detract from success. Contribute to your company's productivity and responsible resource allocation through targeted auditing practices Ensure that internal control procedures are in place, are working, and are leveraged as needed to support your company's performance Access fully-updated information regarding the latest changes in the internal audit industry Rely upon a trusted reference for insight into key topics regarding the internal audit field Brink's Modern Internal Auditing: A Common Body of Knowledge, Eighth Editionpresents the comprehensive collection of information that internal auditors rely on to remain effective in their role.

Auditing the Risk Management Process

Author : K. H. Spencer Pickett
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Risk management is a part of mainstream corporate life that touches all aspects of every type of organization. Auditors must focus firmly on risk: risk to the business, the executives, and the stakeholders. Auditing the Risk Management Process incorporates all the latest developments in risk management as it applies to auditors, including the new Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) enterprise risk paper. Auditing the Risk Management Process includes original risk maps and process models developed by the author, explaining where and how topics fit within an overall audit framework, all the latest developments in risk management as it applies to auditors, and insight into how enterprise risk management affects the responsibilities of both internal and external auditors.

Sarbanes Oxley Internal Controls

Author : Robert R. Moeller
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Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls: Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL is essential reading for professionals facing the obstacle of improving internal controls in their businesses. This timely resource provides at-your-fingertips critical compliance and internal audit best practices for today's world of SOx internal controls. Detailed and practical, this introductory handbook will help you to revitalize your business and drive greater performance.

The Internal Auditing Handbook

Author : K. H. Spencer Pickett
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The first edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook received wide acclaim from readers and became established as one of the definitive publications on internal auditing. The second edition was released soon after to reflect the rapid progress of the internal audit profession. There have been a number of significant changes in the practice of internal auditing since publication of the second edition and this revised third edition reflects those changes. The third edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook retains all the detailed material that formed the basis of the second edition and has been updated to reflect the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Each chapter has a section on new developments to reflect changes that have occurred over the last few years. The key role of auditors in reviewing corporate governance and risk management is discussed in conjunction with the elevation of the status of the chief audit executive and heightened expectations from boards and audit committees. Another new feature is a series of multi-choice questions that have been developed and included at the end of each chapter. This edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook will prove to be an indispensable reference for both new and experienced auditors, as well as business managers, members of audit committees, control and compliance teams, and all those who may have an interest in promoting corporate governance.

Internal Controls Toolkit

Author : Christine H. Doxey
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Step-by-step guidance on creating internal controls to manage risk Internal control is a process for assuring achievement of an organization's objectives in operational effectiveness and efficiency, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with laws, regulations, and policies. This is a "toolkit" approach that addresses a practical need for a series of standards of internal controls that can be used to mitigate risk within any size organization. Inadequate internal controls can cause a myriad of problems that adversely affect its ability to provide reliable, timely, and useful financial and managerial data needed to support operating, budgeting, and policy decisions. Reliable data is necessary to make sound business decisions. • Toolkit approach with detailed controls and risks outlined for key business processes • Foundational for SOX 404 initiatives • Key material to improve internal control efforts • Guidance during M&A projects Poor controls over data quality can cause financial data to be unreliable, incomplete, and inaccurate—this book helps you control that quality and manage risk.

Internal Audit Report

Author : California. State Board of Equalization. Internal Audit Section
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Beyond Sarbanes Oxley Compliance

Author : Anne M. Marchetti
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Designed to lead financial managers from initial compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, through ongoing maintenance and monitoring, Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance helps readers seize this opportunity to revitalize their business practice, drive greater performance, and transform their finance organization into a key contributor to the business. Focusing on the present and future financial road ahead, Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance explores how to implement enterprise risk management processes that comply with Sarbanes-Oxley 302/404/409 requirements, ways to build on initial compliance activities that will improve financial management processes and profitability, compliance and quarterly close checklists, timelines, and table summaries to help readers achieve their goals, and much more.

Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control

Author : Martin T. Biegelman
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Now in a Second Edition, this practical book helps corporate executives and managers how to set up a comprehensive and effective fraud prevention program in any organization. Completely revised with new cases and examples, the book also discusses new global issues around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Additionally, it covers best practices for establishing a unit to protect the financial integrity of a business, among other subjects. The book has many checklists and real-world examples to aid in implementation and an instructor's URL including a test bank to aid in course adoptions.

Management report

Author : Steven J. Sebastian
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In Nov. 2009, a report was issued on the results of an audit of the financial statements of the IRS as of, and for the FY ending, Sept. 30, 2009, and 2008, and on the effectiveness of its internal controls as of Sept. 30, 2009. In March 2010, a report was issued on information security issues identified during a FY 2009 audit, along with associated recommendations. This report presents internal control and compliance issues identified during an audit of IRS¿s financial statements as of, and for the fiscal year ending, Sept. 30, 2009, for which there are no recommendations outstanding. The report provides 41 recommendations to address the internal control and compliance issues that have been identified. Charts and tables.

Monitoring Internal Control Systems and IT

Author : ISACA
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