With major financial scandals popping up in greater numbers—and with more inevitably on the way—it has never been more important for you to understand what dishonest companies do to trick investors. Since the early 1990s, Financial Shenanigans has been helping investors unearth deceptive financial reporting at the most critical time— before they suffer major losses.

Now, the third edition broadens its focus to include the newest, most sophisticated techniques companies use to mislead investors.


The classic handbook to audit committee responsibilities—completely updated to cover the latest guidance with practical insights on the new functions of the audit committee.

Now containing the newest regulatory guidance impacting audit committees, including new chapters on audit oversight and updated discussions on fraud risk, the Fifth Edition helps your audit committee plan its agenda and achieve its mission in corporate governance.

The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition guides you to:

Best Practices: Evaluating the Corporate Culture presents soft control evaluation techniques that have been proven effective in a variety of organizations. Readers will gain insight into how to tailor a technique to their own organization by seeing how similar results are achieved in different organizations.

Human resource (HR) management covers a broad spectrum of workforce activities. Despite its integral role, HR is often considered a soft area and management may not understand the inherent risks involved with this function, including employment law issues, compensation and benefit plan design, recordkeeping, and potential fraud issues.

Change is constant and todays internal auditors are being challenged by the same changes affecting all enterprises. They are assuming a more proactive role within their organizations; changing their perspectives, focus, methods, and styles to become more cost-effective; and finding new ways to add value.

Information technology is a highly dynamic, rapidly changing environment. IT auditors are expected to stay current with the latest tools, technologies, and trends, and may need to do additional research to prepare for specific audits. This book is designed to help aspiring and active internal auditors take a step back and understand the general process and activities involved in conducting an audit around technology.

A New Auditor s Guide to Planning, Performing, and Presenting IT Audits is primarily based on:

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