Auditor's Dictionary. Terms, Concepts, Processes, and Regulations. IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) Series

  • ID: 2211945
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for the Auditor s Dictionary

"A fascinating read. The selection of entries is imaginative and prophetic and in itself progresses the science and art that is audit. This will be an essential part of the auditor s toolkit cherished, revised, and updated over the years and a firmly entrenched aspect of the audit environment."
Professor Gerald Vinten, PhD, Editor, Managerial Auditing Journal
Past president, Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland

"Everything you wanted to know about auditing but were afraid to ask. David O Regan has compiled a comprehensive, which will be easily understood by nonauditors and greatly appreciated by financial and audit professionals. This is a must–have addition for professional libraries and a standard desktop reference for accountants, auditors, and financial professionals."
Jim Kaplan, CIA, CFE, founder and principal of

"This is an invaluable reference for all those who write about, study, and practice the arts of risk management, control , and governance."
Jeffrey Ridley, PhD, Professor of Auditing, London
South Bank University

"Remarkably comprehensive and clearly written, this book should be in every audit group s library."
James Roth, PhD, President, AuditTrends

"This is a thoroughly comprehensive data source on auditing. It should prove invaluable to all with an interest in auditing including practitioners, academics, and students."
Professor Tom Lee, Professor Emeritus of Accountancy
University of Alabama

"A goldmine of easily accessible facts for practitioners and researchers."
Curtis C. Verschoor, PhD, Research Professor Emeritus
School of Accountancy and MIS, DePaul University

No longer will auditors be obliged to pore through dense accounting dictionaries for relevant information: the Auditor s Dictionary is dedicated to the complex and dynamic language of auditing. International in scope, the 1,700 entries are fully cross–referenced, with precise definitions and examples of usage. This pioneering dictionary also features separate sections dealing with non–English terms, acronyms and abbreviations, relevant legislation, and more.

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User Guide.

Entries A Z.



Appendix 1: List of Institutions.

Appendix 2: List of Publications, Texts, and Legislation.

Appendix 3: Biographical Names.

Appendix 4: List of Non–English Term.

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David O′Regan is Head of Audit at Oxford University Press in Oxford, England.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is the author of International Auditing–Practical resource Guide (Wiley, 2003) and and two audit–related books for the Institute of Internal Auditors. His articles and essays have appeared in U.S. and British professional and academic journals, including Internal Auditor and Managerial Auditing Journal. Prior to joining Oxford University Press he worked for United Technologies Corporation and Price Waterhouse (the forerunner to Pricewaterhouse Coopers). Further information on his writing is available at

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