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Accounting control best practices
Addresses one of the primary concerns in accounting today - how to develop a comprehensive system of accounting and operational controls. This concern has been exacerbated by the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires public companies to report an assessment of their internal control structures and which has led to comprehensive control examinations by all types of companies. This second edition describes a complete set of controls for both a paper-based accounting process and a computerized system and then describes controls for more advanced best practices that are layered on to the basic computerized system. This second edition includes new chapters describing control systems for budgeting, collections, and financial reporting.
Accounts payable and Sarbanes Oxley
Looks at the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and how accounts payable functions can strengthen their internal controls. Includes information on the proper documentation and necessary guidelines needed to conform with SOX and ensure accounts payable departments are compliant.
How to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404: assessing the effectiveness of internal control
Features step-by-step guidance for evaluating a company's internal control and proving these systems are in place. Contains forms, checklists, illustrations, diagrams, and tables to assist auditors involves in an internal control evaluation.
Internal audit reports post Sarbanes-Oxley: a guide to process-driven reporting
Looks at the changes made by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the standards, rules and tools applicable to the internal audit process. Contains sections on process-driven reporting and report writing, and appendices with professional standards.
Report refutes Sarbanes-Oxley critics: Strong evidence exists of a link between auditor-identified weak internal controls and subsequent fraud cases
The article focuses on a study published in the "Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory" periodical over relationship between material weaknesses and company fraud.
Internal control weaknesses and financial reporting fraud
This study examines whether and how weak internal controls increase the risk of financial reporting fraud by top managers. There is a longstanding debate on whether control strength significantly affects fraud risk, yet little evidence on this issue.
Years later, Sarbanes-Oxley is part of how companies do business
Thirteen years since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was approved, it has become engrained in the way U.S. companies do business. The main ongoing challenges in complying with SOX relate to corporate whistleblowing and expanding into global markets.
Assurance news: Rotation leading to lower audit fees in Europe
The U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) had been considering requiring mandatory audit firm rotation, but has been discouraged by a European trend towards lower audit fees since the European Parliament approved mandatory rotation.
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