Tag: Auditing

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Olivia Whipple

Why Internal Auditors Should NOT Write Company Policies

Internal Auditors should not be involved in the creation of company policies. There are several reasons, based on theory and on situations I have personally faced, which I’ll break down over the course of this post. Bottom line, this is about protecting the independence and objectivity of the audit function

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Olivia Whipple

Create Audit Department Metrics with Excel

I was at a conference a few years back; sitting in a crowd of at least 300 auditors, most of whom were in leadership at their companies.  The facilitator asked if anyone had a process for tracking department productivity and project realization.  Being an extrovert who loves spreadsheets, I was

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