Why audit? We will either be the auditor or be audited. We must understand internal control and the management of risk. The management of risk is everyone’s responsibility.
This report fulfills the request of your supervisor who is completing a project on these key issues, including certifications and the roles fraud detection and deterrence, as well as internal control serve, to meet the goals of the organization.
Following your review of course materials in Week 8, use the websites below to create a report of at least one page for each of the three topics: fraud detection and deterrence, internal control, and certifications.
Relate these topics to our course material for Principles of Accounting I.
The goal is to research, consider, and report what you know about these topics.
Consider the question and decide: what would you want to know?
Fraud Detection and Deterrence
Internal Control: COSA
Certifications: CFE, CIA, and CISA
Always include your name and a descriptive title in the file name.
Create, save, and submit a Microsoft Word document that covers the topics listed below and consists of one page (approximately 1,000 words) for each topic.
Your report should be adequate. Fewer than three pages is not long enough; seven pages is too long. Ideally, you will end up with a three-page (approximately 3,000 words) report not including the title or reference page.
You need to have at least three-pages for a minimum of 1,500 words total – not including the title or reference page. Fewer than three pages is not long enough; seven pages is too long.
Include your name and a descriptive title in the file name.
Your report should be single-spaced, with double spacing between paragraphs.
Use headers within the document.
You are writing a business report, not double-spaced academic papers.
This is not a business proposal, and it is not a casual reflective report.
Tell a story.
Explain the concepts.
You are building your vocabulary.
Spell check. Write, read, and edit. Take care with word selection and sentence structure.
Use APA style for citations and create a works cited list. Include website references.
You can use the above concepts, particularly the paragraph on “Why audit?” without reference. A good item for your works cited list: UMUC ACCT 220 Course Materials.
Similar to all submissions for this class, use your own words.
Show what you know!