The internal audit process is something that most people that are audited are often only aware of when the auditors are on site and this can often give a limited picture of our whole cycle of work. The Internal Audit Service at the University of Birmingham is committed to providing a service that includes constructive involvement and communication. The step-by-step guide provided below identifies the stages of an audit and highlights where we need you to become involved in the process. We have found that things work best when a good working relationship based on clear and continuing communication is managed throughout the audit process.
Most audits follow a pattern that consists of:
Your involvement is crucial to us at each of the four stages identified above. As a result, this does mean a small amount of time may be diverted from your usual routines. However, we are committed to minimising the impact of this and any disruption to your activities.
Take a look at our step-by-step guide:
Stage One: Planning
Stage Two: Fieldwork
Stage Three: Reporting
Stage Four: Follow-up