Book Details

Publisher: AICPA; 2013 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937352838
ISBN-13: 978-1937352837
Product Dimensions:9.8 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches

Book Description

This publication was designed to give you an increased understanding of effective internal control in small businesses and how to efficiently document and test the internal control in small business audit engagements.

It will help you in advising your small and middle-market clients on how to sensibly apply the concepts of the COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework, to achieve their business objectives in a cost-effective manner.

This publication includes:
• Part I: written with the business owner’s perspective in mind. Provides a detailed summary of each of the components, principles and points of focus of the COSO framework. Includes real-life examples.
• Part II: provides guidance on how the COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework aligns with the clarified generally accepted auditing standards.
• Appendix: shows how the COSO framework is applied by using real-life examples of a small and a middle-market business. Includes details that illustrate how businesses of any size can have an effective system of internal control.
• Powerpoint presentation: for firms to use in staff training, marketing, and client education.

About the Authors


Founded in 1887, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States, with more than 394,000 members in 128 countries in business and industry, public practice, government, education, student affiliates and international associates.[1] It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. The AICPA maintains offices in New York City; Washington, DC; Durham, NC; and Ewing, NJ.[2] The AICPA celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding in 2012.

The AICPA’s founding established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ethics, and a commitment to serving the public interest.

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