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Audit Committee Essentials

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Curtis C. Verschoor

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"Audit Committee Essentials is an excellent and comprehensive resource, documented with key references and illustrated with real-life company examples for all types of commercial and nonprofit enterprises. Dr. Verschoor brings into focus the intertwined impact of risk management, internal controls, and ethics on oversight responsibilities for both the audit committee and the entire board of directors. From my personal perspective as an audit committee member and as a director of both profit and nonprofit entities, this book should be required reading for corporate management, boards of directors, and their committees."--George K. Gill, Chairman and CEO of PetAg, Inc.;Director and member of the Investment and Audit Committees of the United Methodist Foundation of Northern Illinois

"Maintaining the highest ethical standards is critical to the success of not-for-profits in today's world. Dr. Verschoor's book provides a practical, highly prescriptive approach to ensuring that governance processes meet the highest expectations of managers, employees, volunteers, contributors, and other stakeholders. I am very impressed with the readability of the book. It definitely raises one's awareness of the need for a thought-out plan that ensures strong financial and ethical credibility."--John S. Maxson, President and CEO Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Chicago, Illinois

A concise and readable account of the audit committee's roles and responsibilities

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has changed the way all corporations now operate, regardless of size. In Audit Committee Essentials, goverance expert Curtis Verschoor explains with great detail and razor-sharp precision why internal control is so critical, emphasizing financial literacy, a requirement under Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as oversight of the financial reporting process and related controls, ethics and the internal and independent audits.

Written for seasoned professionals as well as newly assigned board members, Audit Committee Essentials is a vital tool in order to stay abreast of the rapidly changing governance requirements and responsibilities of audit committees.

Curtis C. Verschoor, CPA, author of eleven accounting books on audit committees and auditing, is the Chairman and CEO of C.C. Verschoor and Associates, Inc. He is an audit committee chair, researcher, consultant, and expert witness on assignments concerning corporate governance, corporate audit management, business, and professional ethics. He is a research professor of accounting at DePaul University and has been a CFO and a controller at several large corporations, including Baxter and Colgate-Palmolive. He has also published numerous journal articles on these subjects.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2008
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-471-69959-0
Verlag John Wiley & Sons
Maße (L/B/H) 23.6/15.4/2.2 cm
Gewicht 486 g
Auflage 1. Auflage

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  • About the Author.

    About the Institute of Internal Auditors.

    Preface.

    1. Evolution of Audit Committees.

    2. Full Board Responsibilities and Effective Board Processes.

    3. Personal Characteristics of Effective Boards and Members.

    4. Duties of Audit Committees Prescribed by Law, Regulation, or Rule.

    5. Overview of Additional Duties of Audit Committees Considered to Be Best Practices.

    6. Necessary Characteristics of Audit Committees and Their Members.

    7. The Audit Committee and Its Charter.

    8. Audit Committee Oversight of Financial Statements and Financial Disclosures.

    9. The Audit Committee and Internal Auditing.

    10. The Audit Committee and Risk Management.

    11. The Audit Committee and Internal Control.

    12. The Audit Committee and Ethics-Related Initiatives.

    13. The Audit Committee and Information Technology.

    14. Audit Committee Issues in Not-for-Profit Entities.

    15. Audit Committee Resources.

    Glossary.

    Index.