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“Have You Got Documented Procedures?” April 26, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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The politics posts on the Blog are going down like a lead balloon so time to revert to good old-fashioned auditing.

Those in the know will recognise the title of this post; it is the first question the auditor will rattle off at the start of the interview with the auditee to ascertain how a process or system works. Inevitably the answer is “yes”, or “yes but they require updating” or “sorry, guv’, can’t be doing with’em”. (Well, I exaggerate, no-one has said the latter but a bit of honesty once in a while would be refreshing).

I always find asking this question rather laborious as it will often result in the standard audit recommendation that “procedures are drafted, updated, etc”. Job done.