Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls: Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL
Hardcover, 384 pages
Wiley / Jossey-Bass
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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 book is a source of detailed internal control best practices to help companies and organizations continue to meet the complex internal control requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. 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.
Author Robert Moeller, a renowned authority on internal controls, provides a high-level overview of Sarbanes-Oxley as well as the new internal control rules for auditors, including AS5, CobiT, and ITIL. Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls prepares professionals with detailed discussions of:
Changes to SOx-related rules and supporting procedures since the legislation became U.S. law in 2002
The changes and evolving standards that may make compliance easier for auditors and enterprise management
Areas where rules are changing, such as Section 404 internal control reviews
The rules and caution signs that are important in SOx today for all levels of management and internal audit
An overview of PCAOB auditing standards, with an emphasis on the newly issued and very important AS5 standard on auditing internal controls
CobiT as a tool for establishing ongoing SOx compliance
A complete overview of the ITIL service support and service delivery frameworks
A practical handbook for auditors, CFOs, CIOs, IT management, and consultants, Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls: Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL is an invaluable reference guide designed to lead financial managers to revitalize their business and drive greater performance.
"Having managed several dozen consultants assisting numerous clients to become SOx compliant, I can say Bob Moeller truly knows his stuff. This book should be read as much as a technical reference source as for its value as a pragmatic how-to guide. It's packed with winning methods that can be implemented immediately." —Michael Shapow, Regional Vice President–Consulting ServicesRobert Half International
"The SOx Act has become a major challenge and an opportunity for most complying organizations. Mr. Moeller presents an excellent discussion of disparate topics such as SOx, internal and external audits, IT, internal controls, risk management, quality audits, and ISO standards." —S. Rao Vallabhaneni, author of Corporate Management, Governance, and Ethics Best Practices
Introducing important new and evolving processes for internal auditors and management in general, Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls: Effective Auditing with AS5, CobiT, and ITIL explores:
AS5 standards for auditing internal controls
Using the CobiT framework to improve SOx controls and governance
Using ITIL to align IT with business processes
Areas an internal auditor should consider when reviewing the adequacy of SOx-related internal control procedures in place
Important new and evolving processes for internal auditors and management in general
Establishing internal controls through COSO
Robert R. Moeller is an internal audit specialist and project manager with a strong understanding of information systems, corporate governance, and security. A CPA, CISA, and a CISSP, Moeller has managed several information systems audit functions and served as audit director for Sears Roebuck. In the late 1990s, Moeller launched a business, Compliance and Control Systems, that delivered seminars throughout the United States on corporate governance, COSO, and the importance of Codes of Conduct well before Sarbanes-Oxley and today’s interest in those areas. A frequently published author and professional speaker, Moeller provides insight into many of the new rules impacting internal auditors today as well as the challenges audit committees face when dealing with Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls, and their internal auditors.
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