Audit Advisory

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Audit Advisory

Intelligent risk decisions

Internal auditing is an objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It can help an organization accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Deloitte member firms’ Internal Audit services help boards and senior executives better manage enterprise risks. Deloitte professionals help organizations enhance the effectiveness, quality, and value received from internal audit. Deloitte’s broad understanding of risks and areas of operational improvement — particularly the nuances of specific industry sectors and markets — can help internal audit functions improve their performance and operating efficiency and bring value to their organizations.

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Deloitte member firm outsourcing engagements are recurring in nature and comprise the performance of all internal audit activities including the annual planning, execution of the annual plan, and reporting to management and the audit committee. Under an outsourcing arrangement, the client may or may not have a chief audit executive in place within their organization.

Internal audit outsourcing

Co-sourcing engagements are recurring in nature and comprise the performance of some percentage of the total annual internal audit hours for an organization.

Internal audit co-sourcing

Subject Matter Expertise sourcing represents specific individual engagements where the client requires Deloitte's specialist skills and expertise to deliver internal audit services. Typically, Deloitte member firm professionals either conduct the entire project on behalf of the client or combine specialist resources with the client team to deliver the internal audit engagement.

Internal audit expertise/SME sourcing

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing requires companies to conduct an independent quality assessment of their internal audit function at least once every five years.

Internal audit effectiveness reviews (QARs)

Internal audit transformation engagements represent assignments to assist an internal audit function evolve and transform to become more effective and deliver increased value. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, methodology, team matters, use of technology, and internal audit reporting. The buyer of these services may be the chief audit executive, management, or the audit committee of the board of directors.

Internal audit transformation