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Sparta Systems - Sparta Systems’ global enterprise quality management solutions (EQMS) enable high-value organizations to safely and efficiently deliver products and services to market. Our TrackWise® Enterprise Quality Management Software, a trusted standard among highly regulated industries, is used to reduce risk and improve safety across the global enterprise.


Saipan, Office of the Public Auditor Web site for the official auditor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands provides information about the office, reports issued, government ethics, links to other resources and more.


Sampling and Surveying Handbook from the Air University provides guidelines for planning, organizing and conducting surveys. The site includes guidance on selecting a sample size with a corresponding free program available for download.

Sampling Methodologies from the Comptroller of the Currency provides an excellent guide to methods, plans and procedures.

Sampling Plans Web site for a software vendor provides a tutorial on sampling, a best practices area, software area and discussion forum area.


San Diego County Auditor's Department Web site provides information about the department, goals, services, job information, FAQs and more.


San Jose Office of the City Auditor Web site provides information about the Office, types of audits performed, FAQs, benefits to the City, org charts, and a list of issued audit reports.

SANS Institute Online The System Administration, Networking and Security Institute is an education and research organization for system and network administrators and security professionals. They provide resources and tools for professionals in related fields. Their email newsletters are a valuable knowledge resource for IT auditors.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Community Forum community portal is designed to facilitate the exchange of information between those seeking to comply with the requirements of this important legislation. It is also intended to act as a guide, offering useful resources and tips.\

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Resources provides links to resources and Web sites.


SBT Accounting Systems The Computerized Accounting Home Page is maintained by SBT for computerized accounting users and professionals. The site has links to archives of the biz.comp.accounting newsgroup, information on CompuServe accounting related forums, the U.S Small Business Administration, and accounting software vendors. There is also a survey comparison of 115 accounting systems.


School District Audit Package from the South Dakota Legislative Auditor provides guidance for independent public accountants auditing South Dakota school districts.

Scout Report for Business and Economics is an electronic newsletter from the Internet Scout Project. The Report is published every other week and delivered via email.


Seattle, Office of the City Auditor  Web site for the City's independent auditor provides audit reports, a description of the audit process, a Whistle Blowers page, links to other audit offices, an excellent newsletter with a Performance theme and more.


Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides free Internet access to the EDGAR database. EDGAR on the Internet began as a trial project in 1993 with New York University and the non-profit Internet Multicasting Service. Over 3 million documents were distributed and the rate of access in 1995 is over 17,000 documents per day. The Internet database makes key financial information available to anyone with Internet access. 

Securities Industry Association brings together the shared interests of more than 600 securities firms to accomplish common goals. The Web site includes a section on best practices which should be useful for auditors in the industry.

Securities Industry Association Internal Audit Division Web site of the professional organization representing Internal Auditors from banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, mutual funds, public accounting firms and self-regulatory agencies associated within the securities industry. (Industry Code 8600)


Security Audit Shop provides a range of pre-packaged security checklists, audit plans and other tools for you to download and use. $

Security Auditors Research Assistant Web site for a third generation Unix-based security analysis tool.

Security Awareness dedicated to increasing security awareness among the general population and the technology community. The Basic Security section is focused on the average person. The Advanced Security section will be of interest to technologists, senior management and legislators. Includes an info security and risk management section.

Security Benchmark  is a Web site with a link to Dan Swanson's comprehensive security resource list.


Security-Focus Web site is designed to facilitate discussion on security related topics, create security awareness, and to provide the Internet's largest and most comprehensive database of security knowledge and resources to the public. Resources include free tools, a library, industry and security news, forums (SecurityJobs etc.) and more.

Security Information Management Online Simon contains links to security news, access controls, and a directory of security resources.

Security Magazine is a publication for corporate and commercial buyers of security and other products in business, industry, and government. The site includes an online database of products and articles on security issues.

Security Awareness Blog - authored by noted security expert Winn Schwartau, provides latest security tips, product news and analysis to help reduce your network's vulnerability.

Security Policies provided by the SANS Institute include templates for computer usage guidelines, acceptable use statements, special access policy, incident handling and more.

Security Policy Guide is a Web site providing interactive information security policies and is sponsored by The ISO 17799 Directory: Services & Software for ISO 17799 Audit.


Security Resource Net site of the National Security Institute provides information on security related topics including computer alerts, products, a virtual security library and more.

Security Risk Analysis is a Web site that explores the basic elements of risk, and introduces a security risk assessment methodology and tool used by many of the worlds major corporations.

Serious Fraud Office Web site of the organization that investigates and prosecutes serious and complex fraud in the United Kingdom. (Industry Code 9400)

Service Contracting: A Guide to Best Practices from the Navy Acquisition Reform Office.


Sick Leave Management Audit Guide form the Treasury Board of Canada provides guidance for reviews in this area. Sections include a model for sick leave management, planning and performing the audit, and more.


Site Security Handbook Product of an Internet Engineering Task Force work group. This document provides auditors with guidance on how to deal with Internet security issues. Useful for designing audits and reviews of Internet security.

Single Audit Guide - State of Alaska designed to assist entities and auditors with state single audit requirements.

Single Audit Guidelines from Wisconsin provides online information for entities and auditors reviewing state compliance.

Single Audit Guidelines for Programs from the Higher Educational Aids Board

Small Business Management Audit is a series of questions designed to assist the small business manager in candidly and honestly evaluating strengths and weaknesses and defining opportunities and potential difficulties.

Small Business Spreadsheet Factory Jaxworks was created to make available to the small business owner foundation tools of the 5 top U.S. business consulting firms. Site contains numerous free worksheets and analysis tools that will definitely come in handy for all auditors.


Social Security Death Index is a freely accessible database of the Social Security Administration records of deceased individuals. Handy tool for audits of organization retirees.


Society of Management Accountants Home page for the organization that represents Canadian Certified Management Accountants. Site has information about the designation, a library including articles from current and past issues of CMA Magazine, member news and more.


Software Asset Management from Microsoft - this site provides excellent tools, checklists, guides and more to manage software within your organization.

Software Information Industry Association The Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) formerly the Software Publishers Association, homepage on the World Wide Web has information available on SIIA Publications, Anti-Piracy Programs, and more. This is a great resource for software compliance auditing.


Software Management Policy Manual from the State of Connecticut provides their policy statements, agency resposibilities, and software use policies. This excellent resource is a model for combating organizational software piracy.

Software Program Manager's Network was created for managers of large-scale, software-intensive development/maintenance projects to more effectively manage by identifying best management practices, lessons learned, and support. Site has a number of useful guides including The Program Manager's Guide to Software Acquisition Best Practices.

Software Security Solutions provides Software Security Solutions provides computer security products, computer security tips, security resources, links to sites, updates and information for all types of computer users and more.


South Australia Auditor General government Web site provides information about their office and the reports issued.

South Carolina Auditor  Web site provides information about the office, audit program, internal control questionnaire and more.


South Carolina Comptroller General Web site provides information about the organization, monthly financial reports, their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and more.


South Dakota Legislative Auditor Web site of the Department of Legislative Audit provides information about the office, services offered, and support resources for their customers. Support resources available for counties, cities, school districts, independent public accountants, legislators and taxpayers.

South Dakota State Auditor's Office Web site provides information about the office and the tasks performed.

South Florida Water Management District Inspector General's Office Web site has information about the office, charter, audit reports and more.

South Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions is an organization that promotes understanding and co-operation among Supreme Audit Institutions in the South Pacific.

Southern African Institute of Government Auditors Web site provides information about the organization, publications, standards, guidelines, training information, a discussion forum and more.


Spreadsheet 123 is an IT business software and online accounting solutions provider with free spreadsheets and Web-based calculators. Section for hotel management budget and forecast spreadsheets.

Spreadsheet Auditing EXChecker is a standalone auditing application for analyzing Excel spreadsheets. It consists of a suite of tools that are designed to assist Excel users in the analysis, development and auditing of spreadsheet models.

Spreadsheet Detective   is a financial audit error Excel add-in and Euro conversion tool. A free evaluation copy is available for download from the site.

Spreadsheet Page is a comprehensive site with information and links on all spreadsheet programs, books, and especially tips on what to do when you need help with a spreadsheet problem.


Spreadsheet Professional a collection of tools to enable you to build, test, document and use your spreadsheet models more quickly and effectively, and at the same time reduce the number of errors created. Free download of 100 row trial version available from the site.

Spreadsheet Risks Web site is devoted to issues around spreadsheet standards for design, development and audit. Contains links to spreadsheet auditing tools.


Spreadsheet xlNavigator is a Excel add-on that lets you see the relationship of formula cells in your complex workbooks. Free demo offered as well as links to other spreadsheet resources.      

Standard Audit Programs from NC State cover financial accounts, receipts/receivables, disbursements/purchasing, human resources/personnel, and CAMIS/MIS.


State Internal Audit Advisory Board    Auditing solutions, online training and education resources for the State of Illinois internal audit professionals.

Statistical Sampling for Auditors RAT-STATS is a package of statistical software tools used by the Office of Audit Services in the Department of Health and Human Services. It was designed to assist auditors in performing random samples and evaluating the results. This site includes the manual and a self extracting file for the program.


StudyWeb is a site designed for researching a variety of topics using the Internet. The business and finance category includes topics for accounting, economics, federal reserve banks, finance, glossaries, investing, and newspapers on the WEB.


Stanford University Internal Audit Department Web site provides information about the department, their audit program, an Audit Survival Guide for management, Internal Control factors, a Novell Network Security Self Assessment and more.

Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 Web site provides guidance on the subject and links to articles.

Steps for Evaluating the Security of a Windows NT® Installation material based on Appendix E in the Windows NT Security Handbook by Tom Sheldon, published by Osborne-McGraw-Hill, October 1996.

Strategic Risk is a magazine for corporate governance and risk professionals.

Subrecipient Audit Guide The purpose of this manual is to implement the City of Philadelphia's audit requirements for organizations and their independent auditors in preparing for and performing audits of organizations that receive financial assistance awards from the City.


Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland Department of Accounting Web site which has tutorials and working papers. The Property of Audit Trail, by Anders Tallberg, analyzes the concept from the perspective of computer security and accounting systems. Includes links to accounting related sites.

Swiss Institute of Internal Auditing Web site in French, English or German provides information about the organization, links and more.

Symantec AntiVirus Research Center Web site from an AntiVirus software vendor provides a comprehensive database of computer virus related information. The site provides updates to their software, information about virus hoaxes and more.


Syracuse University Internal Audit Department contains useful information for all audit departments. The site includes information on the department, policies, procedures and more. There is proactive information provided for the department's customers such as password suggestions, computer security improvement suggestions, self- assessment documents, brochures, videos and more. There is guidance for university departments on self audit for computers as well as administrative areas including cash handling, inventory tracking, revenue, budget, personnel and computing issues.