Management is ultimately responsible for establishing and implementing internal controls. Both the COSO literature and the GAO’s Green Book make that very clear. But because auditors use internal control concepts extensively in their work, the line can get blurred regarding management and auditor responsibilities for internal control. You see, the COSO model and the Green […]
The difference between fraud, waste and abuse is a matter of degrees. Only fraud is a reportable condition under Yellow Book standards.
If you work for an audit shop with more than three professionals, you likely struggle with getting your audit report out the door. First of all, let me reassure you that you are perfectly normal. Nothing wicked or dastardly is afoot. Every audit team I have ever worked with wishes they could finish quicker. We […]