Internal auditors" relationships with independent outside auditors
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Published by The Committee in Altamonte Springs, Fla. (249 Maitland Ave., P.O. Box 1119, Altamonte Springs 32715-1119) .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Auditing, Internal -- Standards -- United States.,
  • Auditing -- Standards -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementissued by the Professional Standards Committee, the Institute of Internal Auditors.
SeriesStatement on internal auditing standards ;, no. 5 (June 1987)
LC ClassificationsHF5668.25 .I57 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 7 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2080064M
ISBN 100894131737
LC Control Number88116212

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