Tag Archives: auditing

Are 3rd party audits actually 1st party audits?

I’ve been thinking. Isn’t that more or less how 3rd party certification audits are positioned and dressed up these days? In fact, they even refer to the certified entity as “the client” (the person requesting the audit). They seem happy to flaunt the consultancy they often perform in tandem with the assessment, so certification bodies are hardly independent any more Continue reading

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The Auditor From Hell!

The auditor from hell is alive and well, and this is what he has been getting up to lately Continue reading

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Audit Reporting

When reporting audit findings, it is important not to fall into an unnatural persona and use words that you would never use in everyday speech Continue reading

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A risk-based approach to internal audit planning

How do we decide whether we’ve got our frequencies right? Well, there are several considerations Continue reading

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