I think internal auditing can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. But let’s face it — no matter how good you are at your job, it’s not likely that people drop by your office each day just to tell you how much they loved your last audit. Still, there are unmistakable signs that your last audit was a big success. Here are a few of my favorite indicators that an internal audit report hit a home run.
These aren’t the only indicators that internal audit has hit a home run — in fact, the strongest indicators that an internal audit was successful are often unique to the circumstances of the particular engagement. Of course, if a single audit resulted in all of the outcomes above, chances are that it wasn’t just a home run. It was a “grand slam!”
I would love to hear from you. Do you have real-life examples of a moment when you realized your last internal audit was a success? Let’s share the experience!