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This book provides a concise overview of the current context and types of public sector audit and the varied structures within which public sector audit is practised across the world.
It summarises the objectives of public sector audit as well as explores the role of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions in providing guidance to these. Drawing on public and private sector audit as well as the views of academics and practitioners on public sector audit, it provides a unique research-based guide to the current issues and future challenges in the field.
About the Author
Carolyn J. Cordery is Professor in Accounting at Aston University, UK. Her main research focuses on not-for-profit organisations' accounting and accountability. She is interested in how these organisations are resourced, the resource constraints that cause many of these organisations to be financially vulnerable and the regulatory environment in which they work. Carolyn also researches in the public sector, particularly in audit arrangements and how they can enhance accountability. She is Joint Editor of Accounting History and is Associate Editor of British Accounting Review.David C. Hay is Professor of Auditing at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Auditing. He has published about 50 articles in refereed research journals. David's research interests include auditing issues internationally and in New Zealand, including auditor independence, corporate governance and public sector auditing. He is also the editor of the Routledge Companion to Auditing (2014) and The Future of Auditing (2019). David is a member of the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.