Department of Accountancy
University of Illinois
360 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
KPMG LLP and the University of Illinois
A case development and research program established to foster implementation and evolution of concepts in strategic-systems auditing (SSA). The rationale and conceptual framework for SSA are presented in the monograph entitled Auditing Organizations Through a Strategic-Systems Lens (Bell et al., 1997). This monograph suggests that knowledge of the client's business strategy, business risks and controls, and business process performance is the cornerstone of an effective external audit in today's hyper-dynamic global economy.
As a relatively new program, we have had a successful inaugural period. In 2003, we received 76 proposals and funded 12 with an average award of over $80,000. In 2004, we received 31 proposals and funded 3 with an average award of over $80,000.