The Internal Auditor at Work: A Practical Guide to Everyday Challenges

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2004 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
A clear, accessible guide to the roles and responsibilities of today's internal auditor

At a time when companies are seeking to reevaluate their practices and add value to their audit processes, The Internal Auditor at Work represents an invaluable, user-friendly, and up-to-date guidebook for the internal auditing professional to refine and rethink both day-to-day methods and the underlying significance of the job.

Each chapter of this in-depth, functional analysis contains numerous resources to guide the reader toward greater understanding and performance. Discussion questions promote dialogue among auditing professionals on the various topics covered. Top ten considerations lists recap the important points of each chapter. And end-of-chapter exercises are especially valuable to new internal auditors in that they facilitate self-development and application of principles covered.

Written in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors with special attention to its revised standards and guidelines, The Internal Auditor at Work includes chapters on:

  • The audit context
  • The strategic dimension
  • Quality and audit competence
  • The audit process
  • The audit proposition
  • And more

In a business environment currently undergoing major reevaluation, The Internal Auditor at Work provides an invaluable tool for internal auditing professionals and all others with an interest in adding value to their organizational processes.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 The Audit Context
23
Chapter 3 The Strategic Dimension
69
Chapter 4 Quality Assurance and Audit Competence
109
Chapter 5 The Audit Process
151
Chapter 6 The Audit Proposition
253
Index
283
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K.H. SPENCER PICKETT (Surrey, England) is a Senior Lecturer in Internal Auditing at the Civil Service College in Berkshire, England. He delivers courses for internal auditors as part of their requirement to attain the government internal audit standard and prepares students for the Institute of internal auditors (IIA) examinations at the practitioner and professional levels. His professional experience includes two years at the National Audit Office performing value-based audits and nine years as an audit manager.

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