Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470289921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5251

Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls: Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL is essential reading for professionals facing the obstacle of improving internal controls in their businesses. This timely resource provides at-your-fingertips critical compliance and internal audit best practices for today's world of SOx internal controls. Detailed and practical, this introductory handbook will help you to revitalize your business and drive greater performance.
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Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471406767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

View: 9204

Combines the areas of computer audit, computer control, and computer security in one book.; Offers step-by-step guidance on auditing, control, and security.; Provides numberous control objectives.
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A Common Body of Knowledge

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 5887

Revised edition of the author's Brink's modern internal auditing, 2009.
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Improving Systems Processes with Service Management, COBIT, and ITIL

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118238931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 7039

Create strong IT governance processes In the current business climate where a tremendous amount of importance is being given to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), the concept of IT governance is becoming an increasingly strong component. Executive's Guide to IT Governance explains IT governance, why it is important to general, financial, and IT managers, along with tips for creating a strong governance, risk, and compliance IT systems process. Written by Robert Moeller, an authority in auditing and IT governance Practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering, and supporting IT services to your business Helps you identify current strengths and weaknesses of your enterprise IT governance processes Explores how to introduce effective IT governance principles with other enterprise GRC initiatives Other titles by Robert Moeller: IT Audit, Control, and Security and Brink's Modern Internal Auditing: A Common Body of Knowledge There is strong pressure on corporations to have a good understanding of their IT systems and the controls that need to be in place to avoid such things as fraud and security violations. Executive's Guide to IT Governance gives you the tools you need to improve systems processes through IT service management, COBIT, and ITIL.
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Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471646733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2283

Sarbanes-Oxley and the New Internal Auditing Rules thoroughly and clearly explains the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, how it impacts auditors, and how internal auditing can help with its requirements, such as launching an ethics and whistle-blower program or performing effective internal controls reviews under the COSO framework. With ample coverage of emerging rules that have yet to be issued and other matters subject to change, this book outlines fundamental blueprints of the new rules, technological developments, and evolving trends that impact internal audit professionals. Order your copy today!
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Author: D. Chorafas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230597866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 8796

With globalisation, deregulation and the advent of derivatives, credit institutions and the treasury operations of manufacturing, merchandising and service companies are finding that their traditional tools for management control no longer suffice. They must develop more efficient processes able to measure and monitor their risks in real-time. Internal control is a dynamic system covering all types of risk, addressing fraud, assuring transparency and making possible reliable financial reporting within such organisations. In Implementing and Auditing the Internal Control System , Dimitris N. Chorafas defines both auditing and internal control, and explains the value of internal control, why it must be audited, and how it can be most effectively achieved. He addresses top management's accountability for internal control, and uses case studies to demonstrate the application of such systems, and the importance of sound and well-informed analysis of the information gathered. Internal control systems are examined within the context of the globalization of financial markets, under the impact of the growth of information technology, and from the viewpoint of new regulations by supervisory authorities in Group of Ten countries as well as by the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision. Based on an extensive research project in the UK, US, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden, this book is an invaluable source of practical advice for implementing internal control systems, and making existing systems more efficient. It provides managers and professionals with guidelines for the interpretation and use of the resulting internal control intelligence.
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Author: Maire Loughran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470877579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4176

The easy way to master the art of auditing Want to be an auditor and need to hone your investigating skills? Look no further. This friendly guide gives you an easy-to-understand explanation of auditing — from gathering financial statements and accounting information to analyzing a client's financial position. Packed with examples, it gives you everything you need to ace an auditing course and begin a career today. Auditing 101 — get a crash course in the world of auditing and a description of the types of tasks you'll be expected to perform during a typical day on the job It's risky business — find out about audit risk and arm yourself with the know-how to collect the right type of evidence to support your decisions Auditing in the real world — dig into tons of sample business records to perform your first audit Focus on finances — learn how both ends of the financial equation — balance sheet and income statement — need to be presented on your client's financial statements Seal the deal — get the lowdown on how to wrap up your audit and write your opinion After the audit — see the types of additional services that may be asked of you after you've issued your professional opinion
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Cumulation

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 5860

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Establishing Effective Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Processes

Author: Robert R. Moeller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118102541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7520

A fully updated, step-by-step guide for implementing COSO's Enterprise Risk Management COSO Enterprise Risk Management, Second Edition clearly enables organizations of all types and sizes to understand and better manage their risk environments and make better decisions through use of the COSO ERM framework. The Second Edition discusses the latest trends and pronouncements that have affected COSO ERM and explores new topics, including the PCAOB's release of AS5; ISACA's recently revised CobiT; and the recently released IIA Standards. Offers you expert advice on how to carry out internal control responsibilities more efficiently Updates you on the ins and outs of the COSO Report and its emergence as the new platform for understanding all aspects of risk in today's organization Shows you how an effective risk management program, following COSO ERM, can help your organization to better comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Knowledgeably explains how to implement an effective ERM program Preparing professionals develop and follow an effective risk culture, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, Second Edition is the fully revised, invaluable working resource that will show you how to identify risks, avoid pitfalls within your corporation, and keep it moving ahead of the competition.
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Author: Sandra Senft,Frederick Gallegos,Aleksandra Davis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439893209

Category: Computers

Page: 776

View: 763

The new edition of a bestseller, Information Technology Control and Audit, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of IT governance, controls, auditing applications, systems development, and operations. Aligned to and supporting the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), it examines emerging trends and defines recent advances in technology that impact IT controls and audits—including cloud computing, web-based applications, and server virtualization. Filled with exercises, review questions, section summaries, and references for further reading, this updated and revised edition promotes the mastery of the concepts and practical implementation of controls needed to manage information technology resources effectively well into the future. Illustrating the complete IT audit process, the text: Considers the legal environment and its impact on the IT field—including IT crime issues and protection against fraud Explains how to determine risk management objectives Covers IT project management and describes the auditor’s role in the process Examines advanced topics such as virtual infrastructure security, enterprise resource planning, web application risks and controls, and cloud and mobile computing security Includes review questions, multiple-choice questions with answers, exercises, and resources for further reading in each chapter This resource-rich text includes appendices with IT audit cases, professional standards, sample audit programs, bibliography of selected publications for IT auditors, and a glossary. It also considers IT auditor career development and planning and explains how to establish a career development plan. Mapping the requirements for information systems auditor certification, this text is an ideal resource for those preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) exams. Instructor's guide and PowerPoint® slides available upon qualified course adoption.
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Management with the SAP®-Audit Roadmap

Author: Henning Kagermann,William Kinney,Karlheinz Küting,Claus-Peter Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540708872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

View: 1070

This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the tasks and challenges facing internal audit. It presents the Audit Roadmap, the process model of internal auditing developed at SAP® which describes all stages of an audit. Coverage provides information on issues such as the identification of audit fields, the annual audit planning, the organization and execution of audits as well as reporting and follow-up. The handbook also discusses management-related subjects. Separate chapters are dedicated to special topics like IT or SOX audits.
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A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations

Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439851190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

View: 5565

The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving "Agility" in your business. Transcending beyond Agile as a software development method, it covers the gamut of methods in an organization—including business processes, governance standards, project management, quality management, and business analysis—to show you how to use this composite approach to enhance your ability to adapt and respond to evolving business requirements. The book is divided into three parts: Introduces Agility and identifies the challenges facing organizations in terms of development and maintenance approaches Presents Composite Agile Method and Strategy (CAMS) as a carefully constructed combination of process elements and illustrates its application to development, business management, business analysis, project management, and quality Includes two Agile case studies, a comprehensive index, definitions of key acronyms, and appendices with a current list of Agile methods and interview summaries The book describes relevant metrics for the entire CAMS lifecycle and explains how to embed Agile practices within formal process-maps in projects. Filled with figures, case studies, and tables that illustrate key concepts, the text is ideal for a two- or three-day training course or workshop. It is also suitable for a 13-week education course for higher degree students that includes process discussions and consideration of Agile values at both software and business levels. The chapters are organized to correspond roughly to such lectures with an option to choose from the case study chapters.
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Author: William Bentley,Peter T. Davis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439803820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9815

Going beyond the usual how-to guide, Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO supplies proven tips and valuable case studies that illustrate how to combine Six Sigma’s rigorous quality principles with Lean methods for uncovering and eliminating waste in IT processes. Using these methods, the text explains how to take an approach that is all about improving IT performance, productivity, and security—as much as it is about cutting costs. Savvy IT veterans describe how to use Lean Six Sigma with IT governance frameworks such as COBIT and ITIL and warn why these frameworks should be considered starting points rather than destinations. This complete resource for CIOs and IT managers provides effective strategies to address the human element that is so fundamental to success and explains how to maximize the voice of your customers while keeping in touch with the needs of your staff. And perhaps most importantly—it provides the evidence needed to build your case to upper management. Supplying you with the tools to create methods that will bring out the best in your employees; Lean Six Sigma Secrets for the CIO provides the understanding required to manage your IT operations with unique effectiveness and efficiency in service of the bottom line.
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The Art of Excelling in Project Management

Author: H. James Harrington,Thomas McNellis

Publisher: Paton Professional

ISBN: 9781932828078

Category: Industrial management

Page: 180

View: 6399

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Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace

Author: James Lull,Stephen Hinerman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231111652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 6668

With a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, this book brings together internationally known experts from the scientific, societal, and conservation policy areas who address policy responses to the problem of biodiversity loss: how to determine conservation priorities in a scientific fashion, how to weigh the long-term, often hidden value of conservation against the more immediate value of land development, the need for education in areas of rapid population growth, and how lack of knowledge about biodiversity can impede conservation efforts. United in their belief that conservation of biological diversity is a primary concern of humankind, the contributing authors address the full scope of global biodiversity and its decline--the threatened marine life and extinction of many mammals in the modern era in relation to global patterns of development, and the implications of biodiversity loss for human health, agricultural productivity, and the economy. The Living Planet in Crisis is the result of a conference of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
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17th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2017) held in Delhi, India, December 14-16, 2017

Author: Ajith Abraham,Pranab Kr. Muhuri,Azah Kamilah Muda,Niketa Gandhi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319763512

Category: Computers

Page: 354

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This book includes recent research on Hybrid Intelligent Systems. It presents 35 selected papers from the 17th edition of the International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS), which was held in Delhi, India from December 14 to 16, 2017. Reflecting the awareness in the respective academic communities that combined approaches are essential to solving the remaining tough problems in computational intelligence, the HIS is a premier conference focused on the hybridization of intelligent systems. The book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.
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A Practical Guide

Author: David M. Bliesner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047178477X

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6602

The first systematic, hands-on auditing guide for today's pharmaceutical laboratories In today's litigious environment, pharmaceutical laboratories are subject to ever stricter operational guidelines as mandated by the FDA, and must be able to establish and demonstrate sustainable operational practices that ensure compliance with the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations. David Bliesner's Establishing a CGMP Laboratory Audit System: A Practical Guide is designed to provide laboratory supervisors and personnel with a step-by-step, hands-on audit system that they can rely on to ensure their facility remains compliant with all current and future requirements. Focusing on a "team approach," the author uses detailed flowcharts, checklists, and descriptions of the auditing process to help readers develop a new audit system or upgrade their current system in order to: * Improve current compliance * Demonstrate sustainable compliance * Produce data for federal inspections * Avoid regulatory action Enhanced with detailed checklists and a wealth of practical and flexible auditing tools on CD-ROM, this book provides an ideal resource for new and future laboratory personnel, and an excellent means for keeping existing industry practitioners up to date on the nuances of operating a consistently compliant pharmaceutical laboratory.
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