Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing: Developing and Implementing a Practical Methodology
Written to help auditors jump start their organization's nearreal-time financial data monitoring and sharing capabilities,Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing provides step-by-stepinstruction on how to build, market, implement, and manage asuccessful continuous auditing program.
Taking concept to reality, author and internal audit expert RobertL. Mainardi presents auditors, company executives, business unitmanagers, practitioners, and consultants with a complete road mapto continuous auditing, from start to finish. Beginning with athorough definition of the subject, Mainardi debunks the variousmyths surrounding the process?including the most commonmisperception that the internal audit department must have thecorresponding automated technology to support it?and includesnumerous documented proven techniques and instructions for moreeffective SOX work.
A vital tool to enhance the auditor's skills and abilities,Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing's exhaustive coverageincludes:
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Continuous Auditing Objectives
Continuous Auditing Methodology Development
Continuous Auditing Foundation Phase
Continuous Auditing Approach Phase
Preparingfor a Continuous Audit
Continuous Auditing Execution Phase
Root Cause Analysis
Continuous Auditing Reporting and Next Steps Reporting and Next Steps
Continuous Auditing Uses and Users
Continuous Auditing Guidance
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