Audit Committees: A Guide for Directors, Management and Consultants. By Frank M. Burke and Dan M. Guy.
Aspen Law & Business, 382 pages. $120.
Good timing isn't everything in publishing, but it certainly helps. Audit committees have been an area of intense interest, post-Enron, and the second edition of Audit Committees has been updated with information about the latest requirements from the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers and American Stock Exchange.
The word "guide" in the title isn't used loosely. The book is packed with information, beginning with an overview of the need for audit committees and then reviewing the history of regulatory initiatives like the Treadway Commission of 1987 and the Blue Ribbon...