Auditing Leadership: The Professional and Leadership Skills You Need

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 29, 2009 - Business & Economics - 240 pages

How can you start a culture of feedback that improves your organization?
Turn to page 27.

Want to know the most important word to an auditor?
Turn to page 65.

Do you train people to interrupt you? Want to stop?
Turn to page 106.

What is the single biggest opportunity to improve your audit?
Turn to page 172.

Want to hear about the funnier side of auditing?
Turn to the "You Know You Are an Auditor When..." Appendix on page 227.

Praise for Auditing Leadership: The Professional and Leadership Skills You Need

"From networking to e-mail, from team-building to selling yourself, Brian shows how to create a well-organized and effective working life. Although aimed at auditors, the countless ideas put forth in this book can be used by individuals in every field to grow and become more successful in their chosen careers. In fact, one particular assertion summed up the entire thesis for me: 'success is a mind-set, not a finish line.' Kush offers a multitude of unique and creative suggestions for establishing that mind-set."
Joe Hoyle, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Richmond, and cofounder,

"Auditing Leadership is a must-read for new graduates and a solid resource for seasoned professionals. Brian Kush has taken a wide range of best practice advice and distilled it into a fantastic handbook for the auditing profession."
Andrew Prather, CPA, Shareholder Clark Nuber PS

"Brian's book takes you beyond the technical skills of auditing to help you become both a professional and a leader. The scope of topics covered is impressive, from e-mail communications to accountability to planning your future. The book includes sound, actionable advice that will benefit auditors at all stages of their careers, from staff to partner."
Louise M. Peabody, CPA, Member Watkins Meegan, LLC

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About the author (2009)

Brian D. Kush, CPA, CISA, CITP, former Vice-President of AuditWatch, is President of Moxie Partners, a professional coaching and personal networking company that helps accountants and IT professionals achieve in self-defined and measurable ways. His clients include 25 of the top 100 accounting firms as designated by Inside Public Accounting. He has worked with over 100 CPA firms and provided consulting and/or live instruction to thousands of auditors on best practices, audit process reengineering, and audit technology tools. Kush is a former Audit Manager at Ernst & Young. His unique background includes having worked in the accounting profession, having trained in the profession, and now being a professional coach to those in the profession. He has worked intimately and consulted with level-one employees all the way up to managing partners and executives at hundreds of accounting firms and internal audit departments across the country.

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