The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition

The Audit Committee Handbook 


By Louis Braiotta, Jr., Trent Gazzaway, Robert Colson, Sridhar Ramamoorti, CFE 




The classic handbook to audit committee responsibilities—completely updated to cover the latest guidance with practical insights on the new functions of the audit committee. Now containing the newest regulatory guidance impacting audit committees, including new chapters on audit oversight and updated discussions on fraud risk, the Fifth Edition helps your audit committee plan its agenda and achieve its mission in corporate governance.

The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition guides you to:

Understand the role and responsibilities of the audit committee with a general update and reality check on auditing cycle activities

Identify the developments that impact audit committee practices and the most current techniques and strategies for committee meetings

Develop a repertoire of effective strategies to help the board of directors discharge its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders

Prepare a periodic assessment of professional development activities and an informed review of both audit processes and financial reporting processes


The Audit Committee Handbook is a must-have for all audit committee members, board directors, CEOs, CFOs and auditors fighting fraud.


Product Details:
Copyright 2010
ISBN 978-0-470-56048-8
Hardcover, 400 pages
John Wiley & Sons Publishing

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Corporate Accountability: Focus on the Audit Committee

Chapter 2: Audit Committees: Basic Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 3: The External Users of Financial Reporting Information

Chapter 4: The Legal Environment of the Audit Committee

Chapter 5: Rules of the Road: Financial Reports and Their Audits

Chapter 6: Planning the External Audit

Chapter 7: Planning the Internal Audit

Chapter 8: Monitoring the System of Internal Control

Chapter 9: Evaluating the Internal and External Audit Function

Chapter 10: Communications Between Auditors and Audit Committees

Chapter 11: A Perspective on Fraud and the Auditor

Chapter 12: The Audit Committee, Corporate Culture, and Tone at the Top

Chapter 13: Independent Auditors' Reports

Chapter 14: The Audit Committee's Report and Concluding Observations