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The Stage 1 Audit

This post outlines the value of the Stage 1 Review in conformity assessment. Given that things are changing, temporarily you’d hope. it looks like an increasing number of these will be conducted remotely. In principle I have no issue with this, provided the integrity of the activity can be maintained, and it continues to be fit for purpose. Continue reading

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How to get a start in auditing

I often (and I mean OFTEN) get asked what is the best way to get a job as an auditor? I always give the same advice and it seems the advice works. Or at least it has worked for several … Continue reading

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Taking Control of the Facts

Getting to the bottom of things is reaching that point where everything adds up and makes sense. When that’s not happening, you’ve not got to the bottom of things, so keep going. Continue reading

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Audit Report Writing

There are ways that we can express ourselves that can make people receptive to our findings, even the negative aspects of it, and there are ways that we can express ourselves that will encourage defensive behaviour. Too many auditors think that the only important items for the report are the problems. Continue reading

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Auditing: Teach a Man to Think ….

Lately the IRCA has made some attempt to add weight to the development of thought processes and abilities in their course criteria. That means less weighting on memorising facts and definitions, and more scenario based testing. I think maybe the old systems are at least partly to blame for the levels of unconscious incompetence that I see too regularly Continue reading

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