1. Purpose and authority of audit committee

• The skills internal auditors need to keep pace with evolving roles in risk management
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What Are Roles and Responsibilities of Audit Committee?

Audit committee, in the real corporate world, has been existed for long time and the perception of its roles and responsibilities are evolved time-by-time. This post aims to highlight roles and responsibilities of audit committee in the past and recent years.

Next, let’s discuss the current audit committee roles and responsibilities in more detail
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Of course, the auditing firms have had to suffer more public criticism and professional humiliation whenever the books of accounts of a company are called to question.

Here are specific roles, in the internal audit area, expected to be done by the audit committee:
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Additionally, however, the study points out that the internal auditors' roles within risk management "are not as high as might be expected, indicating that management may not be aggressively pushing for internal auditing to play a more prominent role in risk management." Overall, the study concludes, "The direction from the top is not building a compelling case for internal auditors to be viewed as an integral part of the risk management success."

Management reviewed and accepted the suitability of the criteria used in the audit.
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Each person on an audit team has important roles and responsibilities

SOx rules state the audit committee must establish procedures for the receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters, including procedures for the confidential, anonymous submission by employees of concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters.

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The CAE as well as the legal counsel often are the only non-CEO and CFO links between the audit committee and the corporation. Internal audit often offer its services to the audit committee—often to the designated financial expert—to establish documentation and communication procedures in these areas:

Audit Committees: The Roles and Responsibilities

Audit committees play significant role in managing risk of the business. Apart from the above discussed four key roles, audit committees presume some corporate governance responsibilities for the firm. In the case of corporate governance responsibilities, audit committees are expected to:

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If you check on the Accenture Plc’s charter documents, you will find the following roles are expected from the committee, in the external auditors’ activities:

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Even though their external auditors are prohibited from performing these activities, corporations still will need to contract for and acquire many of these types of services. These must be treated as special contracting arrangements, reported as part the annual financial reports. It is in the best interests of the external audit firm not to get involved with such nonaudit services.