Auditing Investments

  • Item No. : 355
  • ISBN : 978-0-89413-427-2
  • Publisher : The IIA Research Foundation
  • Publish Date : 1999
  • Authors : Barbara Davison, CIA, CISA, FLMI
  • Media : Paperback
  • Page count : 75
  • Dimensions : 5.5 X 8.5
  • Member Price : $55.00
  • Non-Member Price : $65.00

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Investments probably rank in the top 10 of the most difficult and challenging of all audit areas. Today's headlines are full of investment disasters. Organizations have lost millions of dollars using complicated, often misunderstood investment strategies. Auditing Investments leaves the guesswork behind and shows step-by-step how to prepare for this type of audit.

In a concise, easy-to-read format, it covers the main areas of a typical investment infrastructure, including trading, portfolio management, research, trade settlement, maintaining custodian relationships, principal and income collection, investment accounting and reporting, performance tracking, asset and liability management, and counter-party underwriting. Auditing Investments includes detailed audit checklists, helpful investment websites, and suggested readings to enhance your knowledge of investments. It is a valuable tool designed to help alleviate the anxiety of auditing this complex, high-risk area.