The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition



BY LOUIS BRAIOTTA, JR., TRENT GAZZAWAY, ROBERT COLSON, SRIDHAR RAMAMOORTI, CFE


Description

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