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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Glenn E. Sumners, Richard A. Roy and Thomas A. Gavin

A methodology for developing a training programmeresponsive to the expanding scope of internal auditfunctions is presented. A training developmentcycle, of which an…

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A methodology for developing a training programme responsive to the expanding scope of internal audit functions is presented. A training development cycle, of which an individual career record is an integral point, is described, to enable the internal audit function to adapt to the constant state of change which will become the norm in the 1990s.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Peter Guillot, Irmgard Schweiger and Glenn E. Sumners

Explains the difference between orientation and training. Advancesa top‐down approach for assembling an orientation programme, offeringflexibility and allowing the new…

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Explains the difference between orientation and training. Advances a top‐down approach for assembling an orientation programme, offering flexibility and allowing the new auditor to build a framework of understanding about his/her work. There are four modules: Industry; Company; Internal Auditing; and Audit Assignments. The need for customized orientations arises. Building a successful programme entails selecting the right timeframe and reviewing and optimizing the existing programme; customized orientations may be needed. Orientation forms part of the socialization process which deals with the transition to a new job environment, and is a strategic opportunity to enhance employee commitment and performance.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 7 no. 3
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ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 January 1986

Glenn E. Sumners and Richard A. Roy

Conducting an audit is an input. Gaining effective action on the findings is an output. Auditors need therefore to involve their clients more in the total process.

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Conducting an audit is an input. Gaining effective action on the findings is an output. Auditors need therefore to involve their clients more in the total process.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 1 no. 1
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ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 March 1988

Glenn E. Sumners and Barbara Apostolou

The growing prominence of the internal auditing profession has led to new college and university courses. Louisiana State University began one such course in its summer…

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The growing prominence of the internal auditing profession has led to new college and university courses. Louisiana State University began one such course in its summer internship programme. The advantages of the internship programme to employers, the profession and the university are stated. The academic benefits of internship to the student are presented, as are its contribution to the student's professional growth and its impact on the student's perception of internal auditing as a profession.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Thomas A. Gavin, Glenn E. Sumners and Nancy Linnemann

A rationale for including operational auditing as amajor component in the primary auditing course,as well as in subsequent courses, in the auditingcurriculum is developed…

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A rationale for including operational auditing as a major component in the primary auditing course, as well as in subsequent courses, in the auditing curriculum is developed. Reports and statements from professional groups and commissions, together with accounting education literature, provide a primary resource. Problems in the auditing curriculum are identified, learning style theory and the education of accountants is explored and the objectives to provide support to achieve the educational goals identified by the various constituencies are presented.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 February 1990

Thomas A. Gavin, Richard A. Roy and Glenn E. Sumners

An illustration is provided for all readers, students andpractising professionals alike, of the dilemma faced by internalauditors as they try to perform a new service…

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An illustration is provided for all readers, students and practising professionals alike, of the dilemma faced by internal auditors as they try to perform a new service, namely, helping to operationalise a code of ethics (conduct) within their firms and at the same time remain true to the objective of their profession, to carry out “an independent appraisal function... as a service to the organisation”. The steps necessary to get a code of conduct operational are reviewed and the results are presented of a survey of a small number of firms in the utility industry which illustrates, among other things, the individual and/or groups responsible for making the code of conduct a viable document within their organisation.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 5 no. 2
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ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 June 1992

Thomas A. Gavin, Edson G. Hammer, Stephen M. McGann, Glenn E. Sumners and Frank Barret Meade

Surveys by postal questionnaire (174 responses) the range of activities in internal auditors in health care organizations across the USA. Covers characteristics of…

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Surveys by postal questionnaire (174 responses) the range of activities in internal auditors in health care organizations across the USA. Covers characteristics of organizations, structure of internal audit function and audit activities.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 7 no. 6
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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Thomas A. Gavin, Richard A. Roy and Glenn E. Sumners

An illustration is provided for all readers, students andpractising professionals alike, of the dilemma faced by internalauditors as they try to perform a new service…

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An illustration is provided for all readers, students and practising professionals alike, of the dilemma faced by internal auditors as they try to perform a new service, namely, helping to operationalise a code of ethics (conduct) within their firms and at the same time remain true to the objective of their profession, to carry out “an independent appraisal function...as a service to the organisation”. The steps necessary to get a code of conduct operational are reviewed and the results are presented of a survey of a small number of firms in the utility industry which illustrates, among other things, the individual and/or groups responsible for making the code of conduct a viable document within their organisation.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Publication date: 1 December 1994

Irmgard Schweiger and Glenn E. Sumners

A carefully designed and administered performance appraisal system,which stresses the coaching aspect of evaluations, will improveperformance more rapidly and represents…

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A carefully designed and administered performance appraisal system, which stresses the coaching aspect of evaluations, will improve performance more rapidly and represents one of the keys to increase the audit staff′s productivity. Advocates the use of a two‐tiered, integrated system of ongoing job evaluations and annual goals (management by objectives – MBO), and the optimization of each system component. Entails training appraisers in dealing with emotional barriers to express criticism, and in avoiding psychometric errors. Feedback on job performance should be received on an ongoing and informal basis. MBO goals need to be jointly developed with the auditor. Job evaluations should include written comments which relate to job behaviour rather than personality traits. The annual appraisal should include a self‐appraisal and develop a plan to advance the auditor′s strengths and alleviate weaknesses. Addresses the legal requirements of appraisal systems.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 9 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Publication date: 1 April 1995

Jane E. Campbell and Glenn E. Sumners

Personnel inputs to the internal audit department are the primarydeterminants of the quality of its performance. Increasingly,organizations are recruiting entry‐level…

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Personnel inputs to the internal audit department are the primary determinants of the quality of its performance. Increasingly, organizations are recruiting entry‐level auditors directly from university campuses. The characteristics of the university market indicate that a structured interviewing approach will be more cost‐efficient and effective in attracting the best students to the profession and more specifically to individual organizations. Accordingly, covers the entire spectrum of the recruiting process including; planning, prescreening, selection of schools, selection of recruiting personnel, interviewing, evaluation, post‐campus activities, office visits and follow‐up.

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 10 no. 3
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ISSN: 0268-6902

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