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Role of Internal Auditor in Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM)

This programme of enterprise-wide risk management was highly successful and resulted in substantial savings and structured decision-making with learnings for the company. The Board appreciated the consulting role of the Internal Audit Department which had fulfilled its role aptly described as ‘Best Practice Transfer and Risk Management...

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Using Audit Tools- Purchase and Accounts Payable- Case Study

Using several features of the audit tools, the auditor was able to increase the depth of his audit and also do it faster. In this way, he was able to focus on streamlining processes and spend more time interacting with officials on business issues which were useful sources for analytical information. This was appreciated by the management...

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Frauds — A compilation

During the audit of a bank branch (which is a semi-urban branch and has been put under concurrent audit for the first time), the concurrent auditors found that the total working is in a mess. Loan applications for loans already disbursed are not on record, disbursement conditions are not complied with, hypothecation agreements are incompl...

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Using Audit Tools — Inventory Case Study

Using the analysis done offline in India, the auditors were able to focus their energies during a short visit on the core-concern areas and arrive at conclusions that were startling. Considering the focus on accountability in the US with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, the CEO and the CFO were taken aback at the status of internal control...

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Internal Audit of Maintenance — Electrical motors Case study

The top management of a chemical company, with 400 crores turnover, is extremely happy with its internal audit department specially with the cost saving measures recommended by the department. The company has two plants in Thane (Mumbai) and Vapi (Gujarat), with its corporate headquarters. The company is presently facing problems with hig...

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Internal Audit of Container Freight Station (CFS)

Timely preparation of manual for all major processes at CFS helped the company to run the operations effectively and efficiently. The manual preparation exercise created a bond between the internal audit team and the operational staff which resulted in a healthy interaction during continuous monthly internal audit. The internal audit issu...

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Internal Audit of Information Technology (IT) Organisation

The departmental heads who were earlier sceptical of the role of internal audit were appreciative of the internal audit reviews carried out and also started making number of requests for internal auditing of all new processes including new computer applications. They also requested internal auditors for continuous assurance work including...

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Implementing Risk Management — A case study

In a large engineering company operating in Western India having global operation, a new Chief Audit Executive (CAE) was appointed. The CAE had joined this organisation based on the public positioning of the group but felt disappointed within a few months of joining. The organisation had grown organically and was largely family-owned with...

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Internal Audit of Sales

A leading consumer goods industry in India, with a turnover of more than Rs.250 crores with activities spread across the country covering both the urban and rural markets, has been facing a downward trend in its sales along with rising marketing costs. Top management has been grappling with a changing consumer preference trend guided by t...

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Internal Audit of Payroll

Background :In the IT Industry, the key asset is the human resource. Payroll for an information technology company therefore forms the single largest component of expense. The success of an IT based organisation depends on the size and quality of its human resource. The activity is performed by these resources at the client’s site which...

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