Data Analytics for Internal Auditors

Author: Richard E. Cascarino

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498737153

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 3369

There are many webinars and training courses on Data Analytics for Internal Auditors, but no handbook written from the practitioner’s viewpoint covering not only the need and the theory, but a practical hands-on approach to conducting Data Analytics. The spread of IT systems makes it necessary that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transactions to determine patterns and trends. The increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools. This book takes an auditor from a zero base to an ability to professionally analyze corporate data seeking anomalies.

Data Analytics for Internal Auditors

Author: Richard E. Cascarino

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

ISBN: 9781498737142


Page: 418

View: 5394

There are many webinars and training courses on Data Analytics for Internal Auditors, but no handbook written from the practitioner's viewpoint covering not only the need and the theory, but a practical hands-on approach to conducting Data Analytics. The spread of IT systems makes it necessary that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transactions to determine patterns and trends. The increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools. This book takes an auditor from a zero base to an ability to professionally analyze corporate data seeking anomalies.

Lean Auditing

Driving Added Value and Efficiency in Internal Audit

Author: James C. Paterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 4347

Using lean techniques to enhance value add and reduce waste in internal auditing Lean Auditing is a practical guide to maximising value and efficiency in internal audit through the application of lean techniques. It is an ideal book for anyone interested in understanding what progressive, value adding audit can be like. It is also ideal for anyone wondering whether audit activities can be streamlined or better co-ordinated with other activities. The book contains practical advise from the author's experience as CAE of AstraZeneca PLC; from his work as a consultant specializing in this field; as well as insights from leading CAEs in the UK, US and elsewhere. In addition, there are important insights from thought leaders such as Richard Chambers (IIA US) and Norman Marks (GRC thought leader) and Chris Baker (Technical Manager of the IIA UK). Increasing pressure on resources is driving a need for greater efficiency in all areas of business, and Internal Audit is no exception. Lean techniques can help streamline the workflow, but having only recently been applied to IA, lack the guidance available for other techniques. Lean Auditing fills this need by combining expert instruction and actionable advice that helps Internal Auditors: Benchmark their efficiency against lean ways of working Understand warning signs of waste and lower added value Understanding practical ways of working that improve added value and reduce waste Gain confidence about progressive ways of working in internal audit Understand how improved ways of working in audit can positively impact the culture of the wider organization One of the keys to the lean audit is finding out exactly what the stakeholder wants, and eliminating everything else. Scaling back certain operations can delineate audit from advisory, and in the process, dramatically improve crucial outcomes. To this end, Lean Auditing is the key to IA efficiency.

Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing

Developing and Implementing a Practical Methodology

Author: Robert L. Mainardi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118007020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7688

Written to help auditors jump start their organization's near real-time financial data monitoring and sharing capabilities, Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing provides step-by-step instruction on how to build, market, implement, and manage a successful continuous auditing program. Taking concept to reality, author and internal audit expert Robert L. Mainardi presents auditors, company executives, business unit managers, practitioners, and consultants with a complete road map to continuous auditing, from start to finish. Beginning with a thorough definition of the subject, Mainardi debunks the various myths surrounding the process?including the most common misperception that the internal audit department must have the corresponding automated technology to support it?and includes numerous documented proven techniques and instructions for more effective SOX work. A vital tool to enhance the auditor's skills and abilities, Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing's exhaustive coverage includes: The definition of continuous auditing Where to begin Methodology development Preparing for continuous auditing Root cause analysis Action plans Problem-solving tools Lessons learned Selling continuous auditing Conditions and challenges This all-in-one handbook of practical execution provides much-needed, accessible guidance on everything business professionals need to know to conduct and implement a successful continuous audit in their organizations.


Author: Arslan K. Khan,Edward C. Zimmer


ISBN: 9781365154034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 4425

The authors, Arslan Khan and Edward Zimmer, demystify any perceived complexities in establishing a robust analytics control function. They provide a simple process to develop and implement an audit analytics strategy to meet the specific needs of organizations. This book provides practical approaches to using data analytics to enable continuous auditing to monitor the effectiveness of business controls. The authors' experience in developing data analytics that support an Internal Audit function can also be leveraged in other areas of the organization. Through the use of simple examples and practical tips, a framework for developing a sustainable audit analytics strategy is provided. Specific guidance is also provided regarding the talent, processes, and technology needed to move from your current state to the target environment. The business case has moved from "can the organization afford an audit analytics function" to "can an organization afford NOT to have an audit analytics function."

Operational Auditing

Principles and Techniques for a Changing World

Author: Hernan Murdock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315351692

Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 8606

Internal auditors are expected to perform risk-based audits, but do so partially because they focus on financial and compliance risks at the expense of operational, strategic and technological ones. This limits their ability to evaluate critical risks and processes. This book merges traditional internal audit concepts and practices with contemporary quality control methodologies, tips, tools and techniques. It helps internal auditors perform value-added operational audits that result in meaningful findings and useful recommendations to help organizations meet objectives and improve the perception of internal auditors as high-value contributors, appropriate change agents and trusted advisors.

Leading the Internal Audit Function

Author: Lynn Fountain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498730434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 1292

While the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has provided standards and guidelines for the practice of internal audit through the International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF), internal auditors and Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) continue to experience difficulties when attempting to balance the requirements of the IPPF with management expectations. The true challenge for any internal auditor is to appropriately apply the Standards while exerting adequate independence and objectivity in the face of management pressure. In Leading the Internal Audit Function, Lynn Fountain presents lessons learned from her extensive experience as an internal auditor, internal audit manager, and CAE to help internal auditors understand the challenges, issues, and potential alternative solutions when executing the role. The book identifies more than 50 challenges for auditors and discusses potential alternative actions the auditor can take when they experience a similar challenge. The book explains how to: Build a value-oriented function that abides by the standards and supports the objectives and goals of the organization. Execute the many aspects of the internal audit, including assurance and consulting work. Build a risk-based audit process. Develop and sustain the internal audit team. Develop and manage relationships with management and the audit committee. Manage internal audit’s role in corporate governance, compliance, and fraud. Leading the Internal Audit Function includes real-life examples, scenarios, and lessons learned from internal auditors and CAEs to emphasize the importance of carefully managing all aspects of the internal audit. The author summarizes her many lessons learned into ten "commandments" for both CAEs and internal auditors. By following the guidelines in this book, you should be well-equipped to gain management support, perform effective and ethical audits, and uphold IIA Standards.

Guide to Data Analytics

Author: AICPA

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781945498640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 3909

Designed to facilitate the use of audit data analytics (ADAs) in the financial statement audit, this title was developed by leading experts across the profession and academia. The guide defines audit data analytics as “the science and art of discovering and analyzing patterns, identifying anomalies, and extracting other useful information in data underlying or related to the subject matter of an audit through analysis, modeling, and visualization for planning or performing the audit.” Simply put, ADAs can be used to perform a variety of procedures to gather audit evidence. Each chapter focuses on an audit area and includes step-by-step guidance illustrating how ADAs can be used throughout the financial statement audit. Suggested considerations for assessing the reliability of data are also included in a separate appendix.

Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471646733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4789

Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules thoroughly and clearly explains the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, how it impacts auditors, and how internal auditing can help with its requirements, such as launching an ethics and whistle-blower program or performing effective internal controls reviews under the COSO framework. With ample coverage of emerging rules that have yet to be issued and other matters subject to change, this book outlines fundamental blueprints of the new rules, technological developments, and evolving trends that impact internal audit professionals. Order your copy today!

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo

Author: Richard E. Cascarino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118147618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

View: 3199

Rev. ed. of: Auditor's guide to information systems auditing.

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing

Author: Richard E. Cascarino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1905

Step-by-step guide to successful implementation and control of IT systems—including the Cloud Many auditors are unfamiliar with the techniques they need to know to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Now in a Second Edition, Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing presents an easy, practical guide for auditors that can be applied to all computing environments. Follows the approach used by the Information System Audit and Control Association's model curriculum, making this book a practical approach to IS auditing Serves as an excellent study guide for those preparing for the CISA and CISM exams Includes discussion of risk evaluation methodologies, new regulations, SOX, privacy, banking, IT governance, CobiT, outsourcing, network management, and the Cloud Includes a link to an education version of IDEA--Data Analysis Software As networks and enterprise resource planning systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations threaten more organization, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, Second Edition empowers auditors to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.

IT Auditing Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, 2nd Edition

Author: Chris Davis,Mike Schiller,Kevin Wheeler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071742395

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 2513

Secure Your Systems Using the Latest IT Auditing Techniques Fully updated to cover leading-edge tools and technologies, IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Second Edition, explains, step by step, how to implement a successful, enterprise-wide IT audit program. New chapters on auditing cloud computing, outsourced operations, virtualization, and storage are included. This comprehensive guide describes how to assemble an effective IT audit team and maximize the value of the IT audit function. In-depth details on performing specific audits are accompanied by real-world examples, ready-to-use checklists, and valuable templates. Standards, frameworks, regulations, and risk management techniques are also covered in this definitive resource. Build and maintain an internal IT audit function with maximum effectiveness and value Audit entity-level controls, data centers, and disaster recovery Examine switches, routers, and firewalls Evaluate Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems Audit Web servers and applications Analyze databases and storage solutions Assess WLAN and mobile devices Audit virtualized environments Evaluate risks associated with cloud computing and outsourced operations Drill down into applications to find potential control weaknesses Use standards and frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO Understand regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI Implement proven risk management practices

English for Internal Auditors

Author: Amanda Clare Murphy, Catherine Bell

Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica

ISBN: 8883114094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

View: 2448

Internal Auditing

An Integrated Approach

Author: Richard Cascarino

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702172694

Category: Auditing, Internal

Page: 432

View: 8773

Book & CD. This book is designed primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students intending to pursue a career in internal auditing, as well as those chartered accountants with a specialist interest in governance and control issues. This book covers the basic concepts, philosophy and principles underlying the practice of internal auditing -- the relationships between the internal auditor, management and the external auditor. In addition, the student will gain a knowledge and understanding of the nature of an organisation. Risk management and the role of internal auditing in managing organisational risks in the context of current developments in corporate governance in both the public and private sectors are dealt with. The book is now prescribed for those studying for the Certified Internal Auditor professional qualification since it addresses the syllabus requirements of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Competency Framework for Internal Auditors. This book represents a practical integrated approach to the Institute of Internal Auditors' recommended internal audit approach, and may be implemented within an internal audit department in a cost-effective manner. Accordingly, the text may be useful as a reference manual for internal audits in practice.

Internal Auditing Theory

A Systems View

Author: G. A. Swanson,Hugh L. Marsh

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780899306087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 8527

This analytical study examines the function of internal auditing from the viewpoint of its role within organizations and within the economics of societies and governments. Swanson and Marsh place internal auditing in the context of the scientific conceptual framework of Living Systems Theory, and thus provide a basis for a systematic theoretical framework and a theory based on observable, measurable entities. They identify the advantages of using this system to advance the knowledge and understanding of organizations, and also propose a higher level of internal audit functions that can advance modern societies.

Brink's Modern Internal Auditing

A Common Body of Knowledge

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 3751

Revised edition of the author's Brink's modern internal auditing, 2009.