Prolegomena of a modelling method in support of audit risk assessment - Outline of a domain-specific modelling language for internal controls and internal control systems

  • Stefan Strecker University of Duisburg-Essen
  • David Heise University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Ulrich Frank University of Duisburg-Essen

Abstract

Internal controls constitute a key concept in the auditing domain. In the audit risk assessment process, auditors evaluate a firm’s internal control system to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of the entity’s objectives. The present work reflects upon the design of a domain-specific modelling language for internal controls modelling. It investigates the potentials of an enterprise modelling approach to audit risk assessment, reconstructs technical terminology in the auditing domain, and discusses design decisions and design alternatives by means of tentative language specifications.
Published
2015-12-07
Section
Research Articles