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Panel on Audit Effectiveness from the Public Oversight Board conducted a comprehensive review and evaluation of the way independent audits of financial statements are performed.

Password Management Best Practices document describes and justifies current best practices for password management in an enterprise network.

Patton & Patton Software Home page of the developers of Flow Charting software. Provides information about the company and it's products. There are links to flowcharting resource materials including application stories, helpful publications and sources, common symbol definitions, and sample charts and diagrams. E-mail support is available.

Peer Review Practice Aids provides details on how to prepare for a peer review, templates, links and more.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Center OIRAC - The Office of Internal Review and Audit Compliance Web site contains listings of ongoing audits from Army Audit Agency, DoD-IG, General Accounting Office, and local Internal Review audits. There are also past audit reports from GAO, Army Audit Agency, and other select audits. The site also includes pointers to selected audit resources geared to the Internal Review Audit Community.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Interactive tour of Pennsylvania's Taxpayer Advocate provides information about the office, audit results and career opportunities.

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants site contains information on Education, Government Relations Communications including the table of contents for its journal and pointers to its officers and chapters.

Pentana Software  Web site that provides audit automation products, including resource planning, automated checklists and more. The site provides free demonstration software to evaluate the product.

Performance Assessment Guide from the Department of Defense provides a Quality and Productivity Self-Assessment Guide, a Guide for Developing Performance Measures, a Guide For Measuring Customer Satisfaction, Quality and Productivity Self Assessment Questionnaires and more.

Performance Audit Manual from the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh

Performance Indicator Newsletters and Audit Guide   is a reference guide produced by the UK Audit Commission to help auditors in checking and collecting the best value and Audit Commission indicators. (Industry Code 9400)

Performance Institute private think tank that serves as the nation’s leading authority and repository on performance-based management practices for government agencies. Their mission is to identify, study and disseminate the leading management innovations pioneered by ‘best-in-class’ public-sector organizations.

Performance Management and Planning Audit Guide Corporate Level from Audit Scotland.

Performance Management and Planning Audit Guide Service Level from Audit Scotland.

Performance Management Guide is an excellent publication from the UC San Diego on managing employee performance. Auditors reviewing the human resource department for their organization can use this guide as a model for setting up an employee performance management system.

Performance Measurement for Government Web site concerns the use and reporting of performance measures for government services.

Performance Measurement Guide from the Texas State Auditor's Office provides information about setting up a performance measurement system and detail on how agencies can establish adequate internal controls in measurement systems in order to assist them in reporting accurate information.

Petroleum Accountant’s Society of Canada Web site provides information about the organization, training opportunities, publication list and more.

Philadelphia Office of the City Controller Web site provides information about the office, access to City Economic Information, and a searchable audit database.

Pittsburgh University Internal Audit

Portland City Auditor's Office includes general information about the City of Portland, Oregon Audit Services Division. Includes list of all audit reports issued, abstracts of audits (under construction), and links to other resources.

PracticeWeb The PracticeWeb(TM) system provides UK accounting firms with a unique web site presence supported by a wide range of site content. The system is designed to enable firms to create or modify their own site, while sharing a vast library of reliable, regularly updated client resources.

Practical Guide to Corruption Prevention prepared by the Independent Commission Against Corruption is an excellent resource for developing a fraud and corruption program within organizations. Modules include risk assessment, ethics, cash handling, purchasing and more.

Preliminary Guidance for Deterring Money Laundering Activity is a resource guide from the Securities Industry Association.

Premium Audit Advisory Service provides publishing resources and training for premium audit departments.

Prentice Hall Publishing searchable site for accounting, audit, and technology books.

PricewaterhouseCoopers site provides information about the organization and links to their global network.

Princeton Office of Internal Audit Site provides information about the office, their Charter, Objectives, audit guidelines, and links to other useful resources.

Principles of Corporate Governance is a document from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Principles of Data Protection were issued by the UK Information Commissioner and establish the guidelines for processing personal data.

Procurement Policies and Procedures Handbook for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts includes best value guidelines, role of procurement for managers, contract categories and more. This is a good reference document for auditors reviewing and comparing best practices.

The Pros and the Cons Web site of Gary Zeune, a recognized fraud expert provides links to articles, speakers and more.

Professional Ethics Resources on the WWW  provides links to sites on the subject.

Project Management-PMOUSA Network provides a free information source to registered members of the project management community that manage today's complex business issues. PMOUSA offers state-of-the-art project management value for anyone practicing project management. Other PMOUSA services include: Various PMO Community Web Sites; National and Local Community e-Newsletters; National and Local Community Knowledge Centers; Event Calendar; National and Local Community Book Stores; Resource Links; Basic PMO and PM Templates; National and Local Community Supplier Portal; and Community Forums.

Project Management Institute Web site for the organization for project management professionals includes information about the organization and available resources. The site includes a comprehensive Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The Guide is in pdf format and requires an Adobe reader (available for free). The Guide alone makes this site a sure bookmark for all auditors, accountants and financial professionals.

Protiviti KnowledgeLeader Internal Audit and Risk Management Community is an online service providing tools, templates, checklists, methodologies and other resources for addressing business and technology risk. The service is provided by Protiviti, an independent firm dedicated exclusively to risk consulting and internal audit. You can sign up on-line for a free 30-day trial of this subscription-based Web site.

Public Audit Forum  The public audit agencies, the National Audit Office, the Northern Ireland Audit Office, the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales and Audit Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland, established the Public Audit Forum to provide a focus for developmental thinking in relation to public audit. Resources include publications on audit topics.

Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) Audit Unit for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides audit tools including an internal control questionnaire, contract audit, and IT audit questionnaire.

Public Pension System Key Risks is a document from the APPFA that identifies the risks and common practices to address those risks.

The Public Service Commission of Canada Audit and Review Site includes information about the PSC, monographs and reports, methodologies used and links to other related site.

Pupil Auditing Manual from the Michigan Department of Education provides guidance to ISD auditors on pupil auditing standards.

Purdue University Internal Audit Web site provides information about the office, a guide to Internal Controls, links to other resources and more.