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Curtis C. Verschoor

Emeritus Research Professor and Honorary Research Fellow, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Curtis C. Verschoor is the emeritus Ledger and Quill research professor at the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems and honorary senior Wicklander research fellow in the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, both at DePaul University. He is also CEO and chair of C. C. Verschoor & Associates. His career in industry included service as the corporate controller of Colgate-Palmolive Company and of Baxter Laboratories, as vice president of finance and certified financial planner of a diversified public corporation, and as the chief internal auditor and assistant controller of the Singer Company. Professor Verschoor has written articles in many prominent journals. His most recent books are Internal Auditing: Fundamental Principles and Best Practices, Audit Committee Essentials, and Ethics and Compliance: Challenges for Internal Auditing.


Articles by this Author

  • Pros and Cons of Using External Auditors for Internal Auditing and Other Services
    by Curtis C. Verschoor
    For many decades, independent auditing firms have employed the strategy of achieving growth in size and, more importantly, profitability, by expanding the scope and range of services they offered to new and existing clients. In addition to conducting audits of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting as well as financial statements and expressing their opinion thereon, firms in the public accounting industry have offered...
  • Sarbanes–Oxley After Nearly 10 Years
    by Curtis C. Verschoor
    Two massive financial statement frauds were uncovered within months of each other in 2001–02: Enron and WorldCom. They capped a string of similar earlier fraud cases and became the trigger for the US Congress to overwhelmingly pass in July 2002 the most far-reaching legislation affecting public corporations and their independent auditors since the 1930s. Reflecting the diversity of subject matter covered, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) was...

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