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 risk management, control, and governance processes.
Internal auditing is a catalyst for improving an organization's governance, risk management and management controls by providing insight and recommendations based on analyses and assessments of data and business processes. With commitment to integrity and accountability, internal auditing provides value to governing bodies and senior management as an objective source of independent advice. Professionals called internal auditors are employed by organizations to perform the internal auditing activity.
Internal Audit in today’s corporation is witnessing an evolving and often times expanding role. Increasing expectations requires Internal Audit to be knowledgeable, scalable, flexible, and global.
While Internal Audit can help to ensure that reliable information is made available for decision-making, implementation and monitoring, and can facilitate assessment and reporting on the results of actions taken, it does not take the place of the management in making strategic and operational decisions.
Internal control, often referred to as management controls, in the broadest sense includes the plan of organization, methods and procedures adopted by management to meet its missions, goals and objectives. Internal controls also serve as the first line of defense in fraud and violations of laws, regulations and provisions of contracts and agreements.
Some of the benefits of having a good system of internal controls are:
In summary to understand Internal Audit is the reviewing of the Internal Controls set in the business operational activities at all levels.
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