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Wiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2014 Focus Notes: Part 3, Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

Book Description

Drive home your knowledge, skills, and abilities for the 2014 CIA Exam

Study for the CIA Exam to develop mastery of the knowledge, skills, and abilities you'll be tested on with Wiley CIA Exam Review 2014 Focus Notes, Part 3. Developed to be a precise, easy-to-use resource, this study guide covers Internal Audit Knowledge Elements and is organized in the same manner as the Wiley CIA Exam Review topics. Use the portable, spiral-bound, flashcard format to study anywhere you go and to quickly and efficiently grasp the vast knowledge base associated with the exam.

Expert author S. Rao Vallabhaneni puts his twenty-five years of internal auditing and accounting management experience to work to bring you hundreds of outlines, summarized concepts, and useful techniques to help hone your CIA Exam knowledge and pass the test your first time out.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. CIA Exam Study Preparation Resources
  7. CIA Exam-Taking Tips and Techniques
  8. CIA Exam Content Specifications
  9. Domain 1: Focus on: Governance and Business Ethics (5–15%)
    1. Corporate/Organizational Governance Principles
    2. Roles and Responsibilities of the Audit Committee
    3. Business Ethics
    4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  10. Domain 2: Focus on: Risk Management (10–20%)
    1. Corporate Risk Management
    2. Enterprise Risk Management
  11. Domain 3: Focus on: Organizational Structures, Business Processes, and Risks (15–25%)
    1. Risk/Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures
    2. Types of Organizational Structures
    3. Schemes in Various Business Cycles
    4. Business Process Analysis
    5. Business Process Reengineering and Business Process Improvement
    6. Benchmarking
    7. Production Process Flows
    8. Design of Performance Measurement Systems
    9. Performance
    10. Productivity
    11. Components of Productivity Measurement
    12. Criteria for Productivity Improvement
    13. Balanced Scorecard System
    14. Inventory Management Techniques and Concepts
    15. Electronic Data Systems
    16. Business Development Life Cycles
    17. International Organization for Standardization Framework
    18. Outsourcing Business Processes
  12. Domain 4: Focus on: Communication (5–10%)
    1. Communication Skills
    2. Stakeholder Relationships
  13. Domain 5: Focus on: Management and Leadership Principles (10–20%)
    1. Strategic Management
    2. Strategic Planning Process
    3. Global Analytical Techniques
    4. Porter’s Competitive Strategies
    5. Industry Environments
    6. Evolution of Global Markets
    7. Strategic Decisions
    8. Portfolio Techniques of Competitive Analysis
    9. Forecasting
    10. Quality Management
    11. Decision Analysis
    12. Decision Making
    13. Organizational Behavior
    14. Group Dynamics
    15. Human Resource Management
    16. Risk/Control Implications of Different Leadership Styles
    17. Management Skills
    18. Team Building
    19. Negotiation and Conflict Management
    20. Project Management and Change Management
    21. Change Management Techniques
  14. Domain 6: Focus on: Information Technology and Business Continuity (15–25%)
    1. Security
    2. System Security
    3. Firewalls
    4. Routers
    5. Sensors
    6. Hardware and Software Guards
    7. Demilitarized Zones
    8. Information Protection
    9. Identification and Authentication
    10. Encryption
    11. Application Development
    12. System Infrastructure
    13. Database Systems
    14. Enterprise-Wide Resource Planning System, Customer-Relationship Management System, and Software Licensing and Piracy Management
    15. Business Continuity
  15. Domain 7: Focus on: Financial Management (13–23%)
    1. Financial Accounting and Finance: Basic Concepts of Financial Accounting
    2. Intermediate Concepts of Financial Accounting
    3. Advanced Concepts of Financial Accounting
    4. Financial Statement Analysis
    5. Types of Debt and Equity
    6. Financial Instruments
    7. Cash Management
    8. Valuation Models
    9. Capital Budgeting
    10. Cost of Capital Evaluation
    11. Taxation Schemes
    12. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
    13. Managerial Accounting: General Concepts
    14. Costing Systems
    15. Cost Concepts
    16. Relevant Costs
    17. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
    18. Transfer Pricing
    19. Responsibility Accounting
    20. Operating Budgets
  16. Domain 8: Focus on: Global Business Environment (0–10%)
    1. Economic/Financial Environments
    2. Cultural/Political Environments
    3. Legal and Economic Concepts
    4. Impact of Government Legislation and Regulation on Business
  17. Appendix: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  18. About the Author
  19. Index