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Grant Thornton – United Kingdom, Susan Jex, and Eddie J. Best

A Journey into Auditing Culture

The topic of auditing culture is relatively new and is a challenging one for internal auditors, as the risks and controls are more difficult to identify, assess, and audit. There are a number of emerging approaches to this type of audit, and this book provides both suggested approaches and a framework of areas to consider when examining the topic.

Culture itself is dynamic and changes over time, and we can see this as we explore how to audit it. There are many factors influencing—and therefore altering—the culture of an organization. This book offers:

  • Research and technical elements
  • Key success factors
  • Killer questions internal auditors should be asking when they audit culture in their own organizations

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J. Mike Jacka, CIA and Peter R. Scott, APR

Auditing Social Media: A Governance and Risk Guide, 2nd Edition

The most successful businesses are using social media to gain real advantage over their competitors. But do they fully understand the risks?

This updated second edition provides internal audit professionals with insight on how to partner with the business to help ensure the pitfalls related to social media are identified and avoided.

This edition also includes new and updated information on such areas as monitoring and listening to the social media conversation, protecting the organization’s brand on social media, developing effective and compliant social media policies, and decommissioning social media accounts.

Auditing Social Media, 2nd Edition, shows you how to leverage the power of social media for instant business benefits—such as reaching new markets and increasing sales, while evaluating the risks involved.

Mike Jacka and Peter Scott, popular authors and leading experts on social media compliance, explore:

  • The history of social media—what has changed and what is to come
  • Broad business uses and risks—growing the engagement and mitigating risk
  • Evaluating governance—board, executive, and lines of defense oversight
  • Social media strategy—delivering value
  • Tactical plans—successful development and evaluation
  • Metrics—effectively measuring success while protecting against excessive risk
  • Regulatory compliance—monitoring regulations
  • IT security—social media as an attack vector

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Richard Cline, Ward Melhuish, CSSGB, and Meredith Murphy, CFE, CAMS

Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Analytics Capabilities

The recent evolution of data and analytics provides organizations with limitless opportunities to capture more value. Most organizations know they need to implement analytics in their operations, but many struggle with how best to do that. The material in this book will help managers and decision makers gain the necessary perspective to develop a strategy or hone existing efforts—even as continued innovation and technological advances are creating new applications for technologies.

The first several chapters provide an overview of the critical elements of an analytics effort, discuss a framework for digital transformation, and cover how to identify the highest-value priorities. The last three chapters discuss specific applications of analytics in internal audit and offer detailed examples.

Readers will learn about:

  • The keys to analytics success
  • The changing data and analytics needs of companies
  • A digital transformation to unlock analytics
  • Defining, scoring, and determining priorities
  • Detecting trends and patterns through blended data
  • How to measure the value of analytics
  • How to apply analytics to an enterprisewide risk assessment

This book will be of interest to executive leaders, chief audit executives (CAEs), and internal auditors who want to make a case for investing in analytics. 

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Warren W. Stippich, Jr., CIA, CPA, CRMA and Bradley J. Preber, CPA, CFF, CFE

Data Analytics: Elevating Internal Audit's Value

Today’s audit leader struggles with creating an integrated, efficient approach to data mining that maximizes the impact and value the audit department delivers. The objective of the project is to research and design a data analytics framework ranging across a wide spectrum of concepts (such as financial risk, compliance, and fraud) to help internal audit functions to broaden risk coverage and to enhance audit efficiency.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop a data analytics framework and use it to accomplish multiple audit objectives.
  • Enhance internal audit efficiency through the use of data mining and analytics.
  • Eliminate duplicated data mining and analysis efforts across audit and other functions.
  • Determine the optimal effort needed to maximize the framework.
  • This partnership project between The IIA Research Foundation and Grant Thornton aided in conducting research, providing subject matter experts, and editorial resources to produce the report.

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Ronell B. Raaum, Stephen L. Morgan, and Colleen G. Waring

Performance Auditing: Measuring Inputs Outputs and Outcomes 3rd Edition

Developed for the practitioner and trainer, Performance Auditing: Measuring Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes, Third Edition, emphasizes the use of measurement and comparison in performance assessment. Gleaning from leading standards from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and The IIA, this valuable resource provides concepts and best practices to execute a performance assessment.

Consistent with its emphasis on performance, this book addresses the measurement of performance and the value of a measurement-based auditing approach, which is integral to performance auditing. There are numerous aspects of performance auditing, and auditors need to know what those aspects are and be able to construct or validate appropriate measurements for them. 

This unique publication offers guidance that applies to practitioners at every level and is perfect for use as a guide in planning performance audit assignments, doing fieldwork, and writing reports. The easy-to-follow structure of the chapters makes this book ready for use in a training course or as reference material. 

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