Ethics and the Internal Auditor's Political Dilemma: Tools and Techniques to Evaluate a Company's Ethical Culture

Lynn Fountain

December 16, 2016 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 276 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498767804 - CAT# K29212
Series: Internal Audit and IT Audit

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Features

  • Helps auditors understand the reality of performing the internal audit role and the importance of properly understanding and managing ethical standards
  • Provides many examples of ethical conflicts and proposes alternative actions for the internal auditor
  • Prepares auditors to manage ethical issues they encounter
  • Draws upon interviews with other internal audit professionals regarding ethical situations they have faced and how they have managed them

Summary

This book helps auditors understand the reality of performing the internal audit role and the importance of properly managing ethical standards. It provides many examples of ethical conflicts and proposes alternative actions for the internal auditor. Internal auditors are well-schooled on the IIA Standards, but the reality is that the pressure placed on internal auditors related to execution of work and upholding ethical standards can be very difficult. Regardless of best practice or theory, auditors must be personally prepared to manage through issues they run across.