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Published by: Allied Business Academies
Published in: "Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies", 2005
Length: 17 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Patricia Greene, CPA is approached by Bill Miller, president of E-commerce.com, who is inquiring about web assurance seals. Mr. Miller wants to know what web seal programs are available and what requirements does his company have to meet to display a seal on its website. Ms. Greene, CPA has the task of identifying and comparing the various web seal programs. Additionally, she needs to investigate the requirements and responsibilities for performing a WebTrust engagement. Finally, she needs to communicate her findings to Mr Miller. The primary subject matter of this case concerns the CPA’s requirements and responsibilities for performing a WebTrust attestation service engagement. Additionally, this case provides a framework for discussion on the control issues with information systems. This case has a difficulty level of three, appropriate for junior-level courses. This case is designed to be taught in one class hour and is expected to require ten hours of outside preparation by students.
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Patricia Greene, CPA is approached by Bill Miller, president of E-commerce.com, who is inquiring about web assurance seals. Mr. Miller wants to know what web seal programs are available and what requirements does his company have to meet to display a seal on its website. Ms. Greene, CPA has the task of identifying and comparing the various web seal programs. Additionally, she needs to investigate the requirements and responsibilities for performing a WebTrust engagement. Finally, she needs to communicate her findings to Mr Miller. The primary subject matter of this case concerns the CPA’s requirements and responsibilities for performing a WebTrust attestation service engagement. Additionally, this case provides a framework for discussion on the control issues with information systems. This case has a difficulty level of three, appropriate for junior-level courses. This case is designed to be taught in one class hour and is expected to require ten hours of outside preparation by students.

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