Auditing for Dummies

From the Back Cover
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
Open the book and find:

A day in the life of an auditor
Who gets audited and why
Professional standards and ethics
How to assess audit risk
Tips on collecting and documenting audit evidence
The best way to get to know your client
Auditing practices for every business angle (revenue, purchases, personnel, and more)
What you’ll need to complete the audit
Learn to:

Understand the concepts and theories of auditing
Conduct internal and external audits
Ensure accurate and correct records
Avoid fraudulent practices

About the Author
Maire Loughran is a self-employed certified public accountant (CPA) who has prepared compilation, review, and audit reports for fifteen years. Additionally, she is a university professor of undergraduate- and graduate-level accounting classes.

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