The most successful audit projects are those in which the client and our auditors have a constructive working relationship. Our objective is to have your continuing involvement as well as constant communication at every stage, so that you, our client, understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.
Every audit project is unique. However, the processes that every auditor uses are similar. In most audits, the process consists of four stages:
During each stage in the audit process--planning, field work, audit report, and follow-up--clients have the opportunity to participate. There is no doubt that the process works best when your unit's management and Internal Auditing have a solid working relationship based on clear and continuing communication.
Many clients extend this working relationship beyond the particular audit. Once we have worked with you on a project, we have an understanding of your unit's unique operations. As a result, we can provide advise about the feasibility of future changes or modifications to your operations.