2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2008
This is possibly the worst textbook ever published in the English language. Massively overlong, extraordinarily tedious, strewn with numerous spelling and proof-reading errors, endless duplication, reams and reams of text without any bullet-points, paragraphs or diagrams. It frequently just cuts and pastes secondary material in without providing any commentary or context so that the reader can understand the relevance of the material or why he or she should bother to read it. The author frequently name drops other writers, again without explaining who they are or why we should regard them as a competent authority. Most of the business examples in the text seem to have been provided by the Daily Mail.
I can't believe that the UK Institute of Internal Auditors would have this book as their standard textbook for the MIIA course. Students of Internal Auditing would be much better advised to use the Tolley Corporate Governance Handbook, or indeed almost any other book.
on 12 December 2012
...I am of course pleased to find that this book quotes from 'Marketing internal audit' that I wrote for Internal Auditing and Business Risk, and quite properly credits me, but I'd just like to point out that I am, in fact, not a man as stated in the text...
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2003
Like the first edition it is full of useful information that addresses almost all issues of auditing and risk management.
I would definately recommend it for new auditors and accountants with no internal audit experience.
Its a great aid and cant imagen audtiting with out it.