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    This text offers a structured approach to principles of auditing using International Standards on Auditing as its basis. Written by a team of influential professional auditors with a wealth of teaching experience this book provides a real world perspective on current auditing practices with coverage of cutting edge developments and techniques.

    In the third edition of this popular text the author team continue to strike a balance between presenting the information students need in the classroom and the applications that they’ll need in their careers. Features include:

    Coverage of the latest auditing standards from a truly international perspective.
    Auditing concepts illustrated with case study examples from well known companies providing real world perspectives.
    Discussion of cutting edge audit techniques including analytical procedures based on computer audit analysis software and data-mining techniques.
    New to this Edition
    Comprehensively updated in line with International Standards on Auditing

    New or additional coverageof the following topics
    Independent oversight
    Professional judgment, professional skepticism, and inherent limitations
    Fraud as a type of risk
    Using the work of others
    IT risks and controls
    Inter-office and salient feature memorandum and interoffice reporting
    Relationship with auditing committee, weaknesses in internal control, integrated reporting, and assessing compliance with corporate governance codes

    New case studies

    Improved companion website featuring additional material and annotated weblinks

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: International Auditing Overview

    Chapter 2: The Audit Market

    Chapter 3: Ethics for Professional Accountants

    Chapter 4: An Auditor’s Services

    Chapter 5: Client Acceptance

    Chapter 6: Main Audit Concepts and Planning the Audit (ISA 300, 315, 320)

    Chapter 7: Internal Control and Control Risk (ISA 315)

    Chapter 8: Analytical Procedures (ISA 520)

    Chapter 9: Auditor's Response to Assessed Risk (ISA 330)

    Chapter 10: Audit Evidence (ISA 500-580)

    Chapter 11: Completing the Audit (ISA 500-580)

    Chapter 12: Audit Reports and Communication (ISA 700, 800, 260, 265)

    Chapter 13: Overview of a Group Audit

    Chapter 14: Other Assurance Engagements

    Chapter 15: Corporate Governance and the Role of the Auditor

    Appendix: Audit Documentation and Working Papers

    Back Cover
    Principles of Auditing

    An Introduction to International Standards on Auditing

    Third Edition

    Rick Hayes, Philip Wallage, Hans Görtemaker

    The first text based upon International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), this fully revised and updated third edition presents a structured approach to auditing principles using ISAs as its basis. The International Standards on Auditing are now widely regarded as the global benchmark for auditing standards.

    This book describes the development and practical use of all ISAs, as well as significant national standards in different countries. This new edition has been comprehensively updated in line with International Standards and presents a truly international perspective. The book provides students with a real-world perspective as close to current auditing practice and thinking as possible.

    Key features:

    Practice exam-style questions with end-of-chapter answers
    Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in the glossary
    Figures, charts and tables clearly illustrate concepts
    ‘Concept and a company’ places concepts in the context of real world examples, with discussion questions and references

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