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What the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know : A CPA Reveals the Tricks of the Trade (What the Irs Doesn't Want You to Know)

0471449725


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From Library Journal
The authors demystify the IRS, explaining how you can perform all the tricks CPAs perform and still avoid an audit.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
There are three categories of tax guides. One type gives step-by-step instructions on preparing tax forms and offers tips and suggestions along the way. A second advises financial planning strategy and recommends ways to allocate or invest money in order to minimize taxes. A third counsels the adversarial approach. It is this tack that is taken by CPA Kaplan and specialist Weiss. They portray the IRS as arrogant, uncaring, vindictive, and rife with bureaucratic incompetence. By revealing IRS operating procedures that determine how and when a return is audited, the authors provide tips on minimizing...


Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Anne M. Marchetti
0471726265
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…full of pragmatic advice on achieving and sustaining compliance” (Supply Management, 5th January 2005)

Book Description
Designed to lead financial managers from initial compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, through ongoing maintenance and monitoring, Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance helps readers seize this opportunity to revitalize their business practice, drive greater performance, and transform their finance organization into a key contributor to the business. Focusing on the present and future financial road ahead, Beyond Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance explores how to implement enterprise risk management processes that comply with Sarbanes-Oxley 302/404/409 requirements, ways to build on initial compliance activities that will improve...


Wiley CPA Exam Review 2006: Auditing and Attestation
O. Ray Whittington
0471726796
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Most Widely Used CPA Examination Review Products Worldwide

Completely revised for the new computerized CPA exam-all the information you need to master!
* The most effective system available to prepare for the CPA exam-proven for over thirty years
* Timely, up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam. Contains all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation
* Unique modular format-helps you zero in on areas that need work, organize your study program, and concentrate your efforts
* Comprehensive questions-over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the four volumes. Covers the new simulation-style problems. Includes over 90 simulations
* Complete sample exam in auditing and attestation
* Guidelines, pointers, and...


Information Technology Control and Audit
F. Gallegos
0849320321
March 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
The book is very useful for beginners as well as practitioners…[It] is well written and presented. Its practical implementation in the country of origin of the authors (USA) should provide resiliency to IT security in the emerging cyberworld. - Information Systems Control Journal, Vol. 4, 2005

Book Description
Information Technology Control and Audit, Second Edition is an excellent introductory reference to IT auditing. This book covers a wide range of topics in the field including the audit process, the legal environment of IT auditing, security and privacy, and much more. Topics include the foundation of IT audit and control, the process of audit and review, IT governance and control, the CobiT framework, and steps that align IT decisions with business strategy. This book...


Wiley CPA Exam Review
O. Ray Whittington
0471719412
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Wiley CPA Exam review

32nd Edition 2005--2006

Volume 1

Outlines and Study Guides
* Covers all four sections of the CPA examination point by point
* Stresses important topical areas to study for each part
* Helps establish a self-study preparation program
* Divides exam into 45 manageable study units
* Provides an outline format supplemented by brief examples and illustrations
* Makes material easy to read, understand, and remember
* Includes timely, up-to-the-minute coverage for the computerized exam
* Explains step-by-step examples of the "solutions approach"
* Contains all current AICPA content requirements for all four sections of the exam

Volume 2

Problems and Solutions
* Offers selected...


Business Approach to Internal Auditing

0702129224


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Auditing Concepts and Methods
D. R. Carmichael
0070110581
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Sixth Edition of this highly-regarded text offers a new chapter on the legal liabilities of accountants. In addition, the text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most current auditing standards and practices. The goal of the text is to outline the role of audits in business and government and to familiarize students with professional audit standards that apply in auditing practice, including GAAS, quality control, and ethics as well as outside constraints such as litigation.


Auditing and Assurance Services: An Integrated Approach
Alvin A. Arens
0131867121
May 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The undisputed #1 market leading book continues to be an innovative look at the most current changes and happenings in the auditing profession! Topics appear as they would during the audit planning and execution stage rather than as isolated pieces of information. Fraud detection; integration of SECTION 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related SEC and PCAOB rulemakings; internal controls -- Internal Control and Control Risk. For individuals interested in the auditing, accounting, and consulting fields.

Book Info
Examines providing assurance services, especially auditing, in today's business environment. Offers complete coverage of the entire audit process, taking the reader step by step through each audit.

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The Internal Auditing Pocket Guide

0873895606


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Book Description
The Internal Auditing Pocket Guide prepares those new to auditing to conduct internal audits against quality, environmental, safety, and other specified criteria. From the audit assignment to analyzing results to following up on action items, this guide summarizes all the steps necessary to complete an internal audit. Throughout the guide charts, graphs, and illustrations are used to demonstrate the process. Whether you are learning the basic auditing conventions to qualify as an internal auditor or using this book for self-improvement, both you and your organization will benefit from the new skills you acquire through this easy-to-use pocket guide.

Book Info
Guide summarizes all the steps necessary to complete an internal audit. Throughout this text, numerous charts, graphics,...


Principles of Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Ray Whittington
0073010847
August 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Whittington/Pany’s Principles of Auditing, is a market leader in the auditing discipline and the only text in this market which uses the balance sheet approach (vs. the cycles approach). Until October 2002, Ray Whittington was a member of the Audit Standards Board and prior to Ray being on the ASB Kurt Pany was on the board. This has had a major impact on this revision of the text as Whittington has been involved in the audit standards creation process. Principles of Auditing presents concepts clearly and proactively monitors changes in auditing making the relationship between accounting and auditing understandable. The 15th edition maintains the organization and balance sheet orientation, while adding and enhancing topics of Risk, Assurance Services, Fraud, E-Commerce, and the latest auditing standards to...


The Quality Audit
Charles A. Mills
0070424284
Sept 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
The quality audit, from initial request through planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting and follow-up is thoroughly presented in this step-by-step guide. The author explores each stage of the audit process from the point of view of the auditor and the client requesting the audit--with an in-depth focus on the special interests and needs of the organization being audited. Manager or engineers of quality control and quality assurance, auditors, and those in need of an auditor will find a straightforward comparison of the major national and international Quality System Standards, as well as a ``hands on'' explanation of both internal and external audit objectives. Administrative and technological aspects of the audit process are analyzed, and various types of working papers, documentation, and sampling plans are...


A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation
Thomas W. Golden, et al
0471469076
October 28, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Today's demanding marketplace expects auditors to take responsibility for fraud detection, and this expectation is buoyed by such legislation as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Auditing Standard (SAS99), which requires increased performance on the part of the auditor to find material financial statement fraud.

Written by three of the best forensic accountants and auditors, Thomas W. Golden, Steven L. Skalak, and Mona M. Clayton, The Auditor's Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation explores exactly what assurances auditors should provide and suggests alternatives to giving the capital markets more of what they are requiring-greater assurances that the financial statements they rely upon for investment decisions are free of material error, including fraud. It reveals the surprising complexity of fraud...



ISO 14001 Auditing Manual
Gayle Woodside
0071349073
Oct 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
ISO 14001 auditing made easy.Get clear, thorough, step-by-step instructions for facilitating and simplifying your organization's environmental management system audit.Developed by Gayle Woodside and Patrick Aurrichio, EMS experts with IBM, ISO 14001 Auditing Manual gives you everything you need to gain all the benefits of implementing an EMS and registering it to ISO 14001. Themanual features questions and answers typically asked during the registration audit process, and examples of objective evidence proving conformance to the standard. Straightforward explanations plus plans, charts, tables...lists of do's and dont's...examples and templates all combine to show you how to:*Develop an internal EMS audit program and protocol*Train, assign and monitor auditors*Conduct the audit and write the audit...


Managing the Audit Function: A Corporate Audit Department Procedures Guide
Michael P. Cangemi
0471281190
April 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Praise for Managing the Audit Function
"The corporate governance issues, accounting irregularities, and legislative actions that have taken place over the past two years have elevated the role and importance of the internal audit function. Managing the Audit Function provides a valuable guide and reference tool for those charged with either executing or overseeing this function."
-- Daniel S. Kaplan, Business Risk Services Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
"It was refreshing to read Internal Audit literature with the appropriate focus on information systems and information systems auditing, since computer systems play such a key role in the processing of accounting transactions and the performance of business operations in today's business environment."
-- William J. Powers, Partner, National...


Principles of Auditing and Other Assurance Services
O. Ray Whittington
0072416874
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Principles of Auditing remains the #1 Principles of Auditing text using the balance sheet approach. Whittington/Pany presents concepts clearly and proactively monitors changes in auditing, making the relationship between accounting and auditing truly understandable. The 13th edition maintains the organization and balance sheet orientation, while adding and enhancing the timely topics of Attestation, Assurance Services, Fraud, Electronic Commerce, and the latest auditing standards to meet the needs of the current marketplace.

About the Author
Ray Whittington is chairman of the accounting department at San Diego State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has also been the Director of Audit Research for the AICPA Kurt Pany is a professor of...


Wiley CIA Exam Review, Volume 1: Internal Audit Activity's Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
S. Rao Vallabhaneni
0471718793
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Wiley CIA Exam Review is the best source to help readers prepare for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, covering the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and more. Wiley CIA Exam Review, Volume 1: Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control covers establishing a risk-based plan, understanding the internal audit activity’s role in organizational governance, performing other internal audit roles and responsibilities, planning an audit, and more. Every volume in the Wiley CIA Exam Review series offers a successful learning system of visual aids and memorization techniques. Each volume is a comprehensive, single-source preparation tool that features theories and concepts, indicators that help candidates allot study time, full coverage of the IIA’s Attribute and...


The Life Audit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Stock, Gaining Control, and Creating the Life You Want... Now
Caroline Righton
0767923294
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Restructuring your life is a messy and daunting task, and in this brisk, sensible book, British broadcast journalist Righton lays out a plan she calls the Life Audit, designed for the multitudes who are overwhelmed by their day-to-day routines. "The Life Audit is all about assessing your life and then analyzing everything so you can become an informed player in your own existence," explains Righton, who went through her own identity crisis when her two sons left for college. Creating fundamental change requires hard work and self-awareness, and the book presents 48 user-friendly worksheets on all aspects of life, from fitness to finances. Righton breaks down her solution into three stages: first, the Stocktake, where readers examine the state of their lives by using these forms and keeping a Daily Time Log....


Sawyer's Internal Auditing: The Practice of Modern Internal Auditing
Lawrence B. Sawyer, et al
0894135090
June 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book that changed the internal auditing profession is ready to do it again. Sawyer's Internal Auditing, 5th Edition provides a new global perspective that reflects the evolutionary changes in the way organizations do business including: -How the new definition of internal auditing is reshaping the profession. -What the new competency framework means to you and your organization. -Why alignment with management is essential for achieving organizational goals. -The implications of outsourcing your internal audit function. -What strategies and specialties are now apart of today's internal auditing practice. -Value-added approaches that are redefining your role as an internal auditor. ud -And so much more. This textbook should be on the desk of every practitioner.

About the...


Principles of Auditing and Other Assurance Services
O. Ray Whittington
0072835044
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Principles of Auditing remains the #1 Principles of Auditing text using the balance sheet approach. Whittington/Pany presents concepts clearly and proactively monitors changes in auditing, making the relationship between accounting and auditing truly understandable. The 13th edition maintains the organization and balance sheet orientation, while adding and enhancing the timely topics of Attestation, Assurance Services, Fraud, Electronic Commerce, and the latest auditing standards to meet the needs of the current marketplace.

About the Author
Ray Whittington is chairman of the accounting department at San Diego State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has also been the Director of Audit Research for the AICPA Kurt Pany is a professor of...


Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules
Robert R. Moeller
0471483060
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
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.

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Download Description
With the collapse and scandals involving Enron, WorldCom, and other companies, auditors have increasingly come under pressure to play a greater role. The...



The Controller's Function : The Work of the Managerial Accountant
Janice M. Roehl-Anderson, Steven M. Bragg
0471683302
December 3, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Take control and keep your company competitive. The controller's role in corporate America has become increasingly crucial and exceedingly complex. So how can new and established professionals enhance their performance and sustain their company's competitive advantage? With The Controller's Function, Third Edition.

From describing essential competencies—cash management, budgeting, fraud prevention and establishing codes for corporate ethical behavior—to detailing the more sophisticated skills like activity-based and target costing, disaster recovery planning, and outsourcing, The Controller's Function expertly balances both the technical and managerial sides of the job.

You'll quickly access information on how to:

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Auditing and Assurance Services
Timothy J. Louwers
0072954442
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
As of its publication date, this text is the most up-to-date auditing text on the market. It's been written so that it is current with all issues inherent in accounting and auditing practice, particularly in public accounting firms including coverage of the creation of the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board, the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and all of the major pronouncements and exposure drafts issued by the AICPA through Summer 2003. It’s also a leader in fraud coverage and is accompanied by the Apollo Shoes Casebook, the only standalone FRAUD audit case on the market (available online on the text website). The text is also designed to provide flexibility for instructors; the twelve chapters focus on the Auditing Process while the eight modules provide additional topics that can be taught at the...


Auditing and Assurance Services
David Ricchiute
0324226292
February 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
AUDITING encourages discovery learning in its coverage of auditing practices. By integrating academic research; offering audit documentation review cases; and proposing research projects that ask students to answer challenging questions, the text exposes students to databases, annual reports, and the professional literature in a way that will prepare them for success in their future careers. The new edition focuses on fraud, restatement, and earnings management--addressing corporate governance and the audit standard setting that is evolving as a result of recent scandals (such as Enron/Arthur Andersen) and mandates (such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the standards of the Public Accounting Oversight Board and the SEC).

About the Author
David N. Ricchiute, Deloitte &...


Principles Of Auditing
O. Ray Whittington
0073107980
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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About the Author
Ray Whittington is chairman of the accounting department at San Diego State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has also been the Director of Audit Research for the AICPA Kurt Pany is a professor of accounting at Arizona State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He has been the Director of Audit Research for the AICPA and remains an active member of the AAA.


Montgomery's Auditing, 12E
Vincent M. O'Reilly, et al
0471140635
March 16, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is the most consulted source among audit professionals. It helps auditors develop more efficient audit plans, greater control over audit risk, effective audit tests, and sound audit reports. It offers practice-tested guidance for every aspect of auditing, from standards and responsibilities, risk, and engagement strategy, through internal control, auditing specific cycles and accounts, and auditing reporting. In addition, detailed guidelines show the entire audit process and provide comprehensive auditing strategies and methods.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This book is the most consulted source among audit professionals. It helps auditors develop more efficient audit plans, greater control over audit risk, effective audit tests, and sound audit reports. It offers...


Contemporary Auditing: Real Issues and Cases
Michael C. Knapp
0324303254
January 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This candid and evenhanded approach to obstacles in the auditing profession, will teach students how to "think" like an auditor. Students will learn how to recognize and understand the critical factors and circumstances that determine the outcome of audits. Knapp's CONTEMPORARY AUDITING: REAL ISSUES AND CASES is the only auditing textbook that relies exclusively on 'real world' auditing cases to demonstrate vividly and with clarity the true nature of the work environment and work roles of independent auditors.

Book Info
Textbook, organized in case format, helps students understand concepts, raises important control issues faced by actual businesses, and gives realistic view of the auditing environment. 'People' aspect of independent audits is stressed, allowing learning from...


Auditing & Assurance Services
Steven M. Glover
0073137537
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Messier employs the new audit approach currently being used by auditing professionals. This new approach is a direct result of the demands of Sarbanes-Oxley, which has changed the way auditors do their jobs. The new auditing approach emphasizes understanding the entity (i.e., the organization or business being audited) and its environment (i.e. industry), and then assessing the business risks faced by the entity and how management controls those risks. This new audit process focuses on business processes instead of accounting cycles. This unique and innovative approach has been developed in response to changing market dynamics. The systematic approach, referred to in the subtitle of the text, reflects the early introduction of three basic concepts that underlie the audit process: materiality, audit risk, and evidence;...


MP Principles of Auditing and Other Assurance Services with Updated Chapters 5, 6 & 7
Ray Whittington, Kurt Pany
0073291927
February 23, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whittington/Pany’s Principles of Auditing, is a market leader in the auditing discipline and the only text in this market which uses the balance sheet approach (vs. the cycles approach). Until October 2002, Ray Whittington was a member of the Audit Standards Board and prior to Ray being on the ASB Kurt Pany was on the board. This has had a major impact on this revision of the text as Whittington has been involved in the audit standards creation process. Principles of Auditing presents concepts clearly and proactively monitors changes in auditing making the relationship between accounting and auditing understandable. The 15th edition maintains the organization and balance sheet orientation, while adding and enhancing topics of Risk, Assurance Services, Fraud, E-Commerce, and the latest auditing standards to...

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