Auditing Fundamentals

Series
Financial Times
Author
Marlene Davies / John Aston  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
704
Pub.-date
October 2010
ISBN13
9780273711735
ISBN
0273711733
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Description

Auditing Fundamentals covers the developing financial areas of external and internal auditing in a clear and reader-friendly way. It examines the fundamentals of auditing, including legislation, codes affecting the profession, and the revised (2009) International Standards on Auditing.

Features

Auditing Fundamentals covers key topics including:

  • The impact of information technology on the work of the auditor
  • Liability and quality aspects of audits
  • Auditing concepts of risk, controls, planning and report writing
  • Private and Public sector issues including auditing aspects affecting governance, performance indicators and value for money
  • Current developments in forensic auditing

Table of Contents

      Preface
      About the authors
      Guided tour
      Acknowledgements

1    Introduction to audit

2    External and internal audit

3    Auditing standards

4    Professional ethics and code of conduct

5    Corporate governance

6    Different approaches to investigation

7    Planning the audit

8    Co-operative working between auditors and other professionals

9    Internal control and systems audit

10  Key systems audits

11  Revenue and capital expenditure

12  Audit risk assessment and sampling

13  Financial statement audit

14  Asset verification

15  Liabilities and accruals

16  Going concern

17  Audit reporting

18  Public sector auditing

19  Value-for-money audit and performance indicators in not-for-profit organisations

20  Emerging issues in auditing

      Index

 

Back Cover

Auditing Fundamentals covers the developing financial areas of external and internal auditing in a clear and reader-friendly way. It examines the fundamentals of auditing, including legislation, codes affecting the profession, and the revised (2009) International Standards on Auditing.

Auditing Fundamentals covers key topics including:

  • The impact of information technology on the work of the auditor
  • Liability and quality aspects of audits, and risk and controls
  • Planning and report writing
  • Private and public sector issues, including governance, performance indicators and value for money
  • Current developments in forensic auditing

Auditing Fundamentals is ideal for anyone beginning their studies in accounting and auditing at undergraduate or professional level.

About the Authors:

Marlene Davies BSc (Econ, Hons), MSc Audit, CPFA, MIIA, FHEA is Head of Accounting and Finance at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, and has extensive knowledge in the area of public sector audit. She has taught in Europe and Hong Kong, and has presented papers nationally and internationally on the role of audit in governance.

John Aston MBA, FCCA, CPFA, Dip Th, Dip Min is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Brunel University, London, and specialises in the teaching and development of auditing as a science. He has taught in Thailand, The Bahamas, Africa and many parts of Europe.

Author

John Aston; MBA,FCCA,CPFA,Dip Th, Dip Min is a senior lecturer in accounting and finance at Brunel University and specialises in the teaching and development of auditing as a science. He has taught overseas in many countries from Thailand , the Bahamas , Africa and many parts of Europe.

Marlene Davies BSc (Econ, Hons), MSc Audit, CPFA, MIIA, FHEA, is head of Accounting and Finance at the University of Glamorgan, Wales UK and has extensive knowledge in the area of public sector audit. She has taught both in Europe and Hong Kong, and has presented papers nationally and internationally on the role of audit in governance