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What is 内部审计 and why does my business need it?

:院长Dorton | December 14, 2021

We believe that all organizations should have an internal audit function; however, the structure and size of the internal audit function will vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the organization.

Audit and Assurance

We believe that all organizations should have an internal audit function; however, the structure and size of the internal audit function will vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of the organization.

的 role of internal audit is to provide independent assurance that an organization’s 风险管理, 治理 and internal 控制 processes are operating effectively. 的 Institute of 内部审计ors defines the internal audit process this way:

“Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of 风险管理, 控制, and 治理 processes.”

的 internal audit function is normally fulfilled by the internal audit department which can be comprised of one part-time person for a smaller organization or up to 20 full-time people for the largest companies. Many organizations outsource or co-source the internal audit function to a third party in order to maximize budget, 效率, and have a professional team performing these services. 的 key point is that every organization needs to have an internal audit function, especially if you want to:

  • have confidence that your organization is meeting its core business goals;
  • save your organization time and money and keep everything running like a well-oiled machine;
  • protect your enterprise against fraud and prevent fraudulent practices;
  • reduce risks to your operations, finances, cybersecurity, and other areas of concern;
  • make sure you’re following the laws, 规定, and standards that apply to your organization – and reduce your costs and hassle when external auditors test your compliance; or
  • be able to tell your board of directors and audit committee with confidence that the entity’s internal 控制s and business processes are functioning as they should.

Six key benefits of having an internal audit function are:

  1. Strong internal 控制s.Evaluating your organization’s 控制 environment is your internal auditor’s number-one task.  Internal audit evaluates your internal 控制s, which comprise actions, 系统, 和流程, including monitoring, to ensure that they are well designed and implemented and that they are working as they should be – no matter who serves in which role.
  2. Internal audit spots redundancies in your business practices, 程序, and 治理 processes and comes with recommendations on how to streamline things to save time and money.
  3. Internal audit scrutinizes your cybersecurity environment and examines whether they are secure in accordance with industry standards and your policies. 的y also look for vulnerabilities in your 系统 and networks and advise on how to close gaps.
  4. Headline-grabbing cases of fraud at the turn of the 21st century – fraud involving major companies including Enron – were the impetus behind public companies increasing and improving their internal 控制s. Internal audit can play an important role for 私人 companies in reducing the risk of fraud and ensuring employees are performing their duties with ethics and integrity.
  5. 风险降低. Internal audit considers all the identified risks to your organization and analyzes whether you are mitigating those risks to an acceptable level. Where you are not, internal audit can provide recommendations to resolve the issue.
  6. Improved compliance.Internal audit can check the laws, 规定, and industry standards with which your organization needs to comply and determine whether you are, 事实上, 兼容的. Where you miss the mark, they can recommend how to remedy the problem.

的 internal audit function works from within but acts as objective consultants to your organization, advising you on how to improve your processes, especially those concerning 风险管理, 治理, and internal 控制s. Internal auditors do more than just audits. 的y are advisors and consultants that can help you improve your operations, avoid financial loss,  and identify opportunities for financial growth.

Internal audit creates value by identifying organization-wide risks, leveraging synergies, monitoring and improving early warnings of new risks, and improving processes and 效率. Partnering with a professional service provider for internal audit projects or as an outsourced team, allows you to evaluate your current internal audit function or internal 控制s environment and development strategies to strengthen your organization to help reduce risks of fraud or material error, maximize operational effectives, and identify opportunities to maximize profits.

总之, internal audit is an integral part of your organization’s overall success, no matter your organization’s size or structure – nonprofit, 私人, or public company. You may not have a formal internal audit department but you can still take advantage of completing a full organization risk assessment and performing internal audit 程序 to receive the benefits of internal audit that work both within your preferred timeframe and budget.

Dean Dorton is uniquely positioned to assist organizations of all sizes and types navigate the 风险管理 universe. Our team combines extensive experience in internal 控制s, 风险管理, regulatory compliance, 数据分析, and cybersecurity to provide organizations with a full range of internal 控制 and risk advisory services. From performing a stand-alone project to working in a co-sourced arrangement with your internal audit department, we work with you to provide a unique solution to fit your needs.

So as you review your internal audit function and team, do not hesitate to ask us for input to help you maximize your internal 控制 and 风险管理 opportunities.

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