Audit Committees: A Guide for Directors, Management, and Consultants

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Aspen Law & Business, 2001 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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Presented in a non-technical, active voice, easy-to-read format, especially for: Directors serving on audit committees; other members of the board of directors; CEOs, CFOs, and in-house legal counsels; internal and external auditors; outside legal counsels; other consultants to audit committees. Coauthored by professionals with hands on experience. One of the authors has organized, chaired, and participated in a number of audit committees, while the other has been involved in debates and preparation of the pronouncements relating to internal control, fraud, illegal acts, materiality, and required comunications to audit committees. Audit Committees: A Guide for directors, Management and Consultants covers subjects rarely discussed such as the process for terminating an external auditor and emphasizes the importance of regular evaluations of audit committee performance to help make the audit committee more effective and efficient. Includes the latest requirements of the American Institute of CPAs, New York Stock Exchange, And The Securities and Exchange Commission.

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The Need for an Audit Committee
Exhibit 11 Definition of Audit Committee
Early History of the Audit Committee Concept

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Burke is Managing General Partner of Burke, Mayborn Company, Ltd. Mr. Burke received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

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