By David O'Regan

The Dictionary of Auditing is a one-stop source for key auditing terminology, suggestions, and techniques necessary to auditors and of accelerating curiosity to those who paintings with them. Covers key regulatory advancements similar to Sarbanes Oxley and gives hyperlinks for extra interpreting.

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Its coverage is international, and it frequently contains auditing topics. nl/inca/publications/store/4/8/6 Accounting Principles Board (APB) The forerunner to the *Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Established in 1959 by the *American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the APB functioned until 1973. qxd 7/4/04 8:27 PM Page 9 accruals basis • 9 Statements. On its creation in 1973, the FASB adopted the APB’s pronouncements, and has gradually revised or replaced them with its own standards.

2. An alternative term for *auditing standard or the interpretative literature of *Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. auditing The process or action of undertaking an *audit. Although the gerund auditing places greater emphasis on action than the simple noun audit, the two terms are largely interchangeable. S.

Under most systems of corporate governance, audit committees tend to be comprised of *outside directors to encourage *independence and to minimize potential *conflicts of interest. Typical activities of audit committees include reporting to the board of directors on the oversight of (i) *financial reporting, (ii) the *internal control environment, (iii) the work of external and internal auditors, (iv) external audit fees, (v) the appropriateness of accounting policies, and (vi) *risk management procedures.

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