Internal audit

Reducing your exposure to unpleasant surprises, mitigating risks and exploiting opportunities

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.

A foundation of good corporate governance

Deloitte Belgium counts on a dedicated team of certified internal auditors having served already numerous companies in different sectors. They are value oriented and committed to quality, have a risk-based approach and use advanced technology and dynamic methodologies. Regular market research is performed in order to be up-to-date on the latest trends with respect to internal audit matters.

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(Assistance in) risk assessment

Deloitte professionals can quickly help you identify and prioritize key areas of potential risk and opportunity across your enterprise, based on the current competitive environment, regulatory climate, operational strengths and weaknesses of your organization and many other factors. These will become the focus of your next internal audit plan.

Quality assessment review

This assessment of your existing internal audit function (including infrastructure, staff experience and performance relative to your business goals, best practices and applicable standards) will help you identify strenghts and improvement opportunities that strategically position the internal audit function for ongoing success.

Reengineering the internal audit function

From staffing and supporting technology to policies, procedures and quality controls, Deloitte can help you fine-tune or totally reconstruct your internal audit function, regardless of its size and geographic diversity.

Internal audit planning

Working with your key stakeholders, which might include audit committee, board of directors, and senior management, we can help you establish a new internal audit plan that provides an appropriate balance between compliance, risk management and opportunity development.

Subject matter experts

Deloitte provides staff with extensive experience in specific areas such as information technology, enterprise risk assessment, environmental affairs, fraud and forensics, pensions, supply chain, treasury and many others when and wherever you need them.

Internal IT audit

The internal audit function is undergoing a significant extension to include IT systems and operations. Organisations need to know that their systems remain secure and that they keep delivering value. However, conducting IT assessments requires specialised knowledge which may not be available in house. We can support your internal audit team with competencies in a great variety of IT domains, and offer the latest techniques, tools and intelligence.

External auditors will thus have more confidence in the overall control and security of the environment. Providing a wide range of IT audit services, our experts are certified internal auditors with broad experience in many business sectors, including finance, telecommunications, media, utilities, aviation, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, technology, health care, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Internal audit advisory

Internal audit advisory engagements represent assignments to assist organizations with internal audit services not captured by one of the other highlighted solution areas. Services in this area may include, for example, general consultative advice or training.