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A Pocket Guide to Risk Mathematics: Key Concepts Every Auditor Should Know [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Leitch
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This uniquely accessible, breakthrough book lets auditors grasp the thinking behind the mathematical approach to risk without doing the mathematics.

Risk control expert and former Big 4 auditor, Matthew Leitch, takes the reader gently but quickly through the key concepts, explaining mistakes organizations often make and how auditors can find them.

Spend a few minutes every day reading this conveniently pocket sized book and you will soon transform your understanding of this highly topical area and be in demand for interesting reviews with risk at their heart.

"I was really excited by this book - and I am not a mathematician. With my basic understanding of business statistics and business risk management I was able to follow the arguments easily and pick up the jargon of a discipline akin to my own but not my own."
Dr Sarah Blackburn, President at the Institute of Internal Auditors - UK and Ireland


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From the Author

This book is a practical response to the credit crunch. I wanted to give internal auditors the power to spot dodgy risk analysis for themselves, even in situations where there's some mathematics involved.

The book does not teach you the technical details of symbolic mathematics. That would take years. Instead it explains the concepts involved in a far more accessible way, which is how it manages to cover so many topics so quickly.

Feedback so far has been great. It is good to hear from auditors who have been reading it carefully, taking it all in, and building up their knowledge. People I know who are not auditors are also buying it because having a wide conceptual knowledge of risk mathematics and the ability to spot conceptual mistakes is valuable to them too.

Because people are interested in understanding more about the audit reviews that should be possible with this knowledge, I have written a short article to explain the possibilities and limitations.

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This uniquely accessible, breakthrough book lets auditors grasp the thinking behind the mathematical approach to risk without doing the mathematics.

Risk control expert and former Big 4 auditor, Matthew Leitch, takes the reader gently but quickly through the key concepts, explaining mistakes organizations often make and how auditors can find them.

Spend a few minutes every day reading this conveniently pocket sized book and you will soon transform your understanding of this highly topical area and be in demand for interesting reviews with risk at their heart.

"I was really excited by this book – and I am not a mathematician. With my basic understanding of business statistics and business risk management I was able to follow the arguments easily and pick up the jargon of a discipline akin to my own but not my own."
Dr Sarah Blackburn, President at the Institute of Internal Auditors – UK and Ireland


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 629 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470710527
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (7 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004322FSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,000,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Matthew Leitch is an author on a mission to make risk control easier, more natural, and much more valuable. His insightful, readable books are at the leading edge of thinking and practice in internal control and risk management. He frequently carries out original research on topical questions, and contributes to national and international standards and guidance.

Matthew lives and works in the UK, helping people through individual technical tutoring and consulting.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Guide 13 Dec. 2010
Format:Paperback
I have started to read this guide finding myself motivated by the Author's positive encouragement to master the subject.
This is enhanced with an insightful script delivered in plain English by an Author who has obviously researched the subject in great detail.
An invaluable tool for the Auditor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for Auditors.... 2 Nov. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to make or review quantitative analyses. This is not a thick difficult to read academic tome, but a concise summary of a number of key topics. These are well set out in the Table of Contents making the book an ideal reference. Potentially useful to anyone who carries out analyses and wants to make sure they've covered all angles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible reference 30 April 2010
Format:Paperback
I've only recently started on this and I'm taking it steadily rather than in one rush but already I can see that it will become a reference sourcebook I can rely on and keep handy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Jun. 2015
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