A Practical Guide to the Art of Internal Audit
The information is presented from the standpoint of the practitioner and emphasizes the “dos” and “do nots” of the process. Readers will learn how to plan and prepare for an internal audit, how to conduct the initial interview, and how to successfully create and implement audit programs.
The book also explains how to perform the actual audit, including collecting and organizing evidence. Students learn about proposing improvements during the exit audit conference, following up on audit corrective actions, and implementing internal control systems such as deviation reporting. The book pays particular attention to the behavior of the auditor and communicating successfully with the auditee.
Unlike many texts, which address internal auditing in a single chapter, A Practical Guide to the Art of Internal Audit gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the subject. The book is written for university-level accounting courses and in depth discussion of internal control systems.