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Auditing and Accounting Cases

Investigating Issues of Fraud and Professional Ethics

By Jay C. Thibodeau, Deborah Freier

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: black & white tables
Published In: United States, 23 March 2010
The approach used by Thibodeau and Freier emphasizes the substantial benefits of using real-life case examples in helping to impart knowledge related to the practice of auditing. This type of approach has long been acknowledged as a superior manner in which to teach. Since the authors present the concepts of auditing using actual corporate contexts, they seek to provided students with a real-life appreciation of these issues and clearly demonstrate the value of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the post-Sarbanes technical audit guidance. The Third Edition has been updated to reflect all of the major changes happening in today's society with actual companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Qwest, Sunbeam, that have become synonymous with the capital markets' crisis in confidence. With 45 different short cases, instructors can assign 8 to 9 different cases for each of four different semesters.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Fraud Cases: Violations of Accounting Principles Case 1.1 Waste Management: The Matching Principle Case 1.2 WorldCom: The Revenue Recognition Principle Case 1.3 Qwest: The Full Disclosure Principle Case 1.4 Sunbeam: The Revenue Recognition Principle Case 1.5 Waste Management: The Definition of an Asset Case 1.6 Enron: The Revenue Recognition Principle Case 1.7 WorldCom: The Matching Principle Case 1.8 The Fund of Funds: The Conservatism Constraint Case 1.9 Qwest: The Revenue Recognition Principle Case 1.10 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona: The Conservatism Constraint Case 1.11 WorldCom: The Definition of an Asset Section 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility Cases Case 2.1 Enron: Independence Case 2.2 Waste Management: Due Care Case 2.3 WorldCom: Professional Responsibility Case 2.4 Enron: Quality Assurance Case 2.5 Sunbeam: Due Care Case 2.6 The Fund of Funds: Independence Case 2.7 Bernard L. Madoff Investment and Securities: A Focus on Auditors' Legal Liability and Due Care Case 2.8 Enron: Audit Documentation Section 3 Fraud and Inherent Risk Assessment Cases Case 3.1 Enron: Understanding the Client's Business and Industry Case 3.2 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona: Related Party Transactions Case 3.3 WorldCom: Significant Business Acquisitions Case 3.4 Sunbeam: Incentives and Pressure to Commit Fraud Case 3.5 Qwest: Understanding the Client's Business and Industry Case 3.6 The Fund of Funds: Related Party Transactions Case 3.7 Waste Management: Understanding the Client's Business and Industry Section 4 Internal Control Systems: Entity-Level Control Cases Case 4.1 Enron: The Control Environment Case 4.2 Waste Management: General Computing Controls Case 4.3 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona: The Whistleblower Hotline Case 4.4 WorldCom: The Internal Audit Function Case 4.5 Waste Management: Top-Side Adjusting Journal Entries Section 5 Internal Control Systems: Control Activity Case 5.1 The Fund of Funds: Valuation of Investments Case 5.2 Enron: Presentation and Disclosure of Special-Purpose Entities Case 5.3 Sunbeam: Completeness of the Restructuring Reserve Case 5.4 Qwest: Occurrence of Revenue Case 5.5 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona: Presentation and Disclosure of Related Parties Case 5.6 Waste Management: Valuation of Fixed Assets Case 5.7 Qwest: Occurrence of Revenue Appendix Company Cases Case A.1 Enron Case A.2 Waste Management Case A.3 WorldCom Case A.4 Sunbeam Case A.5 Qwest Case A.6 The Baptist Foundation of Arizona Case A.7 The Fund of Funds

EAN: 9780078110818
ISBN: 0078110815
Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Dimensions: 23 x 16 centimetres (0.38 kg)
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