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Preliminary Audit Approach and Procedures to be Performed on Key Annual Account Components

This 3 page paper discusses two areas of audit procedures suitable for use in a large retail organization. The aims and potential processes to be used in the auditing the accounts payable and inventory are discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Analysis of a Corporate Productivity Audit

8 pages. The productivity audit of a business is comprised of the evaluation of eight major items: Policy, leadership, objectives, inputs, performance, technology, work procedures and staff. This example productivity audit evaluates these areas in this particular business, a metropolitan bank. The results of the audit are reported with a full analysis of the findings as well as recommendations on how to improve certain aspects of the business. This is an excellent guideline that can serve as a model in auditing any type of business using the productivity audit as shown. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Grocery Store Meat Department Audit

A 5 page paper discussing a meat department audit, with particular attention on what the customer sees. Points of audit fall into three primary categories: safety, quality and productivity. There are other points of the meat department audit as well, but these three constitute the primary ones in which store management is most interested. Conducting these audits helps to ensure that employees remain aware of the ongoing goals of safety, quality and productivity, which in turn serves to enhance each. No sources listed.

Technology Use in Internal Auditing

A 7 page paper discussing several ways that technology has enhanced auditing’s ability to provide greater value to the organization. CAATTs greatly increase the auditing product’s usefulness and reliability, for many can identify and highlight trends far more quickly than can people. Continuous monitoring of the data included in the audit process allows for nearly real-time audit reports and can detect detrimental trends far earlier, giving management more time to deal with whatever is creating the trend, and before the trend can become an insurmountable problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

This 10 page paper considers different influences which will impact on the effectiveness of an internal audit in the public sector; factors discussed include the general accounting system in the public sector, internal controls, relationship with external audit, relationship with management and management support, regulations and standards, the qualifications and expertise of auditors, the way audit recommendations are implemented and the audit committee. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

Productivity Audit

18 pages in length. The writer addresses the eight points of a productivity audit: policy, leadership, objectives, inputs, performance, technology, work procedures and staff. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

Auditing Risk

This 6 page paper considers what is meant by audit risk and the types of audit risk that exist; inherent, control and detection. This is applied to a range of scenarios supplied by the student. The aspect of inherent risk and inventory is also discussed. The second part of the paper looks at how the debtors figure may be established as correct in an audit. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

This 8 page paper looks at the concept and practice of internal audit in the public sector, discussing why internal audits are undertaken, what they measure, who performs them, the approaches which can be adopted and the direct and indirect impacts that internal audits can have on an organization operations and performance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

Should Corporations Have Independent Audit Committees

A 6 page paper that discusses why a company does not need an 'independent' audit committee if 'independent' is interpreted to mean external. This essay discusses the roles of the corporate board's audit committee and how these roles have changed over the years. The writer concludes there are sufficient regulations and requirements from the SEC and the exchanges to assure the independence of the board's audit committee. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Audit Risk

This 3 page paper considers what it mean by audit risk from the perspective of the external auditor and consider how they would approach auditing from a risk basis. The paper includes consideration of the different types of audit risk. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

ANALYSIS OF CODING ARTICLES

This 3-page paper examines three articles dealing with medical terminology and CPT (coding procedures) for medical procedures.

Designing a Marketing Audit

A 6 page paper designing an extensive marketing audit for an existing company. The audit includes items such as market research; best-customer profile; review of marketing materials; examination of product pricing structure; and review of distribution channels, among other investigations. Overall, this extensive marketing audit will provide benchmark information for future audits. The initial effort will require nearly six months to complete, but it will lay a foundation for future audits that will require much less time and labor. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Analytical Essay: Analysis of an Argument

5 pages in length. An analytical essay is one that discusses the facts that are given and then analyzes each fact, finding how valid and essential each fact is to the statement in question. This analytical analysis of an argument is an excellent example of an analytical essay. Discussion expresses what would make the argument more sound and persuasive and what additional information would be helpful in evaluating a conclusion. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Ethics in Business and Investment

4 pages in length. Ethics plays a huge role in the procedure of any investment or business system. As the public is now well aware, records can easily be manipulated which might skew the bottom line of a profit and loss sheet. Shareholders could easily be misled as to the performance of the investment aspect of a corporation. In terms of business practices and audits, ethical auditing has a valuable role to play in bringing a thoroughly empirical understanding of the impacts of companies on the ability of their employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. Bibliography lists 4 sources. JGAinvet.wps

ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme

An 11 page paper with two sections. The first section discusses and explains the ICAO' resolution to establish a Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) and its subsequent Resolution A35-6, which changes the audits to a comprehensive system approach. The Annexes are identified and how they fit into the new audit process is discussed. The second section discusses how a project for the pre-audit might be established and managed and includes more information about the actual preparation process and tools that would be included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Design, Sampling and Ethics in a Proposed Study

This 5 page research paper offers a hypothetical example of how a student may choose to present the design, sampling procedures and ethical issues that pertain to proposed study to examine the effect of changing patient bathing procedures on the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Information System Auditing Techniques and Their Application

This 5 page paper examines techniques used and looks at reasons for performing audits as well. Details of computer assisted audit techniques (CAAT) are provided. Bibliography lists sources.

Diversity Audit; The Bank of America

This 12 page paper looks at the Bank of America and conducts a brief diversity audit on the human resource practices. The paper starts with some background regarding the bank and then considers the most appropriate approach the research. The audit is conducted using data already in the public domain and the paper ends with a recommendation. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Is the Criticism Against Auditors Justified in the Light of Business Collapses such as Enron?

Auditors and the audit function have been under the spotlight since the recent financial failures such as Enron. This 10 page paper considers whether or not the criticism of the auditors and the audit function been justified in relation to the above mentioned collapses. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

THE MARKETING AUDIT

This 4-page paper presents an example of what a marketing audit is and what should be included in one. The paper also discusses several components (time lines, personnel) that are involved in putting together such an audit. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Current Events in Auditing Information Technology

A 3 page overview of the upcoming 2009 third annual IT Audit Research Symposium. This paper outlines topics and speakers. This paper emphasizes the upcoming release of the two newest Global Technology Audit Guides as well.

Navistar International Corporation

A 6 page paper that reports and discusses Navstar's audit and accounting problems that were recognized in 2005 but that went back to 2002 and continued until 2007 when the NYSE relisted the stock. The paper explains what happened and points out that it is the auditing firm that is being investigated by the SEC and not the company. The history of the incident is reported along with comments. Data are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Risk Based Audit

This 3 page paper examines what is meant by risk based auditing, what it is, how it is used, the way it fits in with internal auditing and the value it can bring to a company. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

The Role of the External Auditor

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the auditing process and how auditors detect fraud. The role of the external auditor is the focus of this paper that questions the validity of external audits. Several important subjects are broached and ethics is a primary concern. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Auditor Independence

A 7 page paper discussing the Big 5's reactions to changes in SEC auditing rules that now disallow accounting firms from acting as consultants to the same firms they audit. It has divided the industry, with the AICPA and three firms vehemently opposed to SEC interference, while the other two firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young) have taken much more moderate positions and expressed disappointment that the AICPA has chosen not to "represent all its members" in the matter. The paper discusses accounting ethics and the likely implications on a global scales. Bbliography lists 9 sources.

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