Internal auditing provides an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of the functions of a company, with an objective evaluation of the company's financial condition. Qualified and experienced professionals carry out the internal audit services by Jaxa Auditors in Dubai, and these services are based on a comprehensive, validated methodology.
Internal Audit delivers reliable proof that the company's financial statements are fair representatives of its current financial situation. Moreover, an internal Audit gives the company credibility and confidence in dealing with clients, investors, shareholders, and customers.
Jaxa Auditors will communicate with clients throughout the audit process to address significant issues, reduce the risk of fraud, and ensure that deadlines for submission are met.
What is Internal Audit in a Company?
An internal Audit can be an organization of people or a department within a company that provides independent and unbiased reviews of processes and systems of business organizations. Internal Audit provides the company managers and organization governing bodies with an objective source of information about the risks, operational effectiveness and weaknesses, control environment, and compliance with the existing and applicable laws and regulations.
Types of Internal Audit
1. Compliance Audit
Compliance Audit examines adherence and conformity to a particular process, system, plans, procedures, laws, contracts, regulations, or other requirements. The conduct of the area subject to Audit is governed.
2. Operational Audit
Operational Audit focuses on the internal controls of the company's processes, systems, and procedures. Its purpose is to improve productivity and operation effectivity and effectiveness.
3. Financial Audit
Financial Audit objectively examines and evaluates the organization's financial statements to ensure that the company's financial records are accurate and true representations of the transactions.
4. Information Technology Audit
Information Technology Audit is an examination of the controls by the management on IT applications, databases, operating systems, and the infrastructure. These exclusive reviews are focused mainly on IT.
Internal Audit Planning Checklist
1. Introductory Audit Planning
Internal audit planning should make the group understand why certain projects were subject to Audit.
2. Preparing document request list
Setting up an audit requires getting documents about how the procedure should be undertaken. Documents should include:
- all approaches, organization graphs, and methodology reports
- key reports on proficiency, adequacy, and procedure achievement
- access to enter utilized applications
- description of all information fields
3. Risk and subject matter proficiency
Using the internal organization data is beneficial in evaluating the working adequacy of the procedures' control, and to guarantee that the procedures are accurately structured.
4. Getting prepared for planning meeting
The pre-arranged planning meeting will allow you to understand the objectives and target of the procedure.
5. Setting up the audit program
Placing the procedure details in a story or flowchart will make deciding on audit methods a lot simpler.
Who Needs Internal Audit
All companies operating in the mainland UAE such as banks, investors, government authorities etc., need an internal Audit. They are required by authorities to have their financial accounts audited, and these companies must keep their financial records for at least five years. Companies in the free zones do not get audited because they are not required to submit their audit report. It should be noted; however, that audit reports may be required for immigration purposes.