The audit director's guide: how to serve effectively on the corporate audit committee

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Wiley, Jan 19, 1981 - Business & Economics - 303 pages
Balanced and up-to-date presentation of professional tasks of audit directors. Integrated and comprehensive treatment of theoretical and practical aspects of audit committees. Will help directors serving on audit committees develop expertise with respect to understanding the functions and objectives of the audit committee, determining an effective organizational structure for the committee, developing a conceptual understanding of the types of audits, assessing the issues involved in the auditor selection process, and understanding the organization's internal reporting system, accounting and administrative controls.

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Contents

How to Keep It in Perspective
16
The External Users of Accounting Information
29
The Legal Position of the Audit Committee
44
An Overview of Audit Planning
77
Directors Role in Planning the Audit
89
PART THREE
103
Monitoring the Internal Audit Function
116
Reviewing Accounting Policy Disclosures
127
APPENDICES
195
ActOntario Canada
202
of Directors
206
G Example of a Code of Business ConductSome Broad
218
H Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
227
J Example of a Management Report
254
Illustrative Client Representation Letter
260
N Professional Accounting Associations or Boards
266

A Perspective on Management Fraud and the Auditor
141
Reviewing Certain General Business Practices
155
PART FOUR
171
The Audit Directors Report and Concluding Observations
185
P The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc Code of Ethics
274
INDEX
299
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