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What does Internal Audit Look for?

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Basically, Internal Audit looks at what is happening and compares it to what should be happening, as defined by:

 

Laws, rules, regulations, policies

Sound business practices

Strategic Planning - clarity of objectives/goals; risk assessment

Culture, Management Style, Synergism

Knowledge of authority

Clarity of responsibilities

Communication

Awareness of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies

Presence of controls to ensure objective are achieved

Segregation of responsibilities

Monitoring

Evaluation and continuous improvement