Internal auditing refers to an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve a company’s operations. It helps the company 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 profession designed to improve an organization’s operations. Performed by certified internal auditors with in-depth knowledge of the business milieu, systems, and process, it helps an organization to meet its predetermined objectives and goals in a systematic approach to study and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance process.
Internal auditing ensures that the organization is working fairly enough to mitigate risks, and that business goals and objectives are met. To do this, internal auditors work with an organization to systematically review its systems and business operations. These reviews are focused on recognizing how well risks are managed and whether agreed procedures are being followed.
Internal audit reviews your organization’s policies and procedures periodically. These processes help in mitigating your business risk. The continuous monitoring and review will allow you to identify recommendations to improve the effectiveness of business processes.
An internal audit program assists management and stakeholders in identifying risks through a systematic risk assessment. A risk assessment can help to recognize any gaps in the business environment and eps to overcome the same.
Internal audit improves the efficiency of the organization by controlling its business risks. Periodic auditing allows the management to identify the suitable solutions to the predominant business risks.
Internal audit helps you prepare your company for an external audit. It will be easier to prepare the legal documents with the help of periodic internal audits.
Internal auditing is beneficial for a company in the following ways:
Although the audit specifications change according to organization, the audit process is similar for most organizations, and consists of nine stages. Audit firms in UAE conduct the following procedures to minimize the business risks and increase the efficiency within an organization:
Our Auditing firm in UAE provides the following internal auditing services:
At Alriyadah Chartered Accountants in UAE, we offer interim and full-time internal audit. Our internal audit professionals take a risk-based approach to internal audit to help clients improve performance and operating efficiency. We go beyond traditional fundamentals and add tangible value, to elevate internal audit to an even more strategic and productive role in today’s corporate governance environment. We provide an independent professional evaluation and advise on the quality and effectiveness of the control environment within the organization. We also identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to help you to achieve your organizational objectives and make a positive contribution to the successful operation of your business.
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An internal audit normally takes 1 to 2 weeks to be carried out.
An internal audit may or may not be mandatory in the UAE, depending on the size of an organization and other managerial requirements.