This annual audit schedule:
An audit can be described as a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining evidence of conformity to a set of standards and the evaluation to determine the extent of compliance.
Audit evidence can be documentation, statements and records verifying the evidence, this may also include physical items and visually observed evidence.
An auditor or audit team seeks to assure senior management that risks to the organization’s objectives are being (or will be) adequately managed and controlled.
The audit committee findings can enable any required corrective actions and risk assessments to an AS/NZS ISO management system or processes to be undertaken and communicated to the relevant parties.
A completed audit report should detail all of the performance audit results, documentation sighted and issues observed. This will enable the monitoring and reviewing of any corrective actions that were raised to be followed up and closed out.
An annual audit schedule is a timetable of the audits that an organization plans to conduct over a year. The schedule includes the dates on which the scope of the audits will be conducted and may also include the names of the internal auditor or external auditor who will be conducting the audits.
An annual audit schedule is an important tool because it helps auditors plan their activities and workload and to ensure that they are conducting the right audits on the right schedule.
The schedule should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that all planned audits are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
By objectively auditing your organization’s management system, policies, processes and procedures you can determine if the business is performing to the expected standard and continually improve your business. An audit can help you determine:
This annual audit schedule includes the following audit schedule prompts: