Internal Audit Report Review Process

Assent Southend Essex

 

Assent Risk Management is committed to providing internal audits to the highest standard and level of impartiality.

To achieve this aspiration we undertake a detailed Report Review Process for every audit report we issue to a client.

Impartial Review

Every report is reviewed by a member of our office team, who has not been involved in the audit itself.  

Their review is recorded on the audit report and they check against the following criteria:

 

Review Criteria

Spelling
Looking for typos, spelling and grammar mistakes.

Coherence
Ensure there is enough information within the report for the client to understand the subject.

Non-Conformance Clarity
Ensure there is enough detail within the non-conformities for the client to understand the findings.

Evidence
Ensure the audit has been completed based on objective evidence.

Data Capture
Identify any issues that could compromise the audit objectives being achieved, for example a delayed audit date.

Analytics
Where there is enough data available, we will analyse your non-conformance history and feed back any identified trends within the report.

Confidentiality
Although there is minimal requirement for our auditors to capture confidential or sensitive personal data, our review process will sanitise any information which is not necessary for the report, removing or redacting it. Read more about our internal controls here.

Protecting the Document
Lastly, we will protect the document as per the client’s requirements, for example applying a password.

 

Summary

Not every ISO consultant will perform this independent review step, however we believe it is an important part of our service to you as a client.  

If you have any feedback on our report review process, please contact us!