Internal Audit system and its objects.

Internal audit is an important part of the internal control system. Guidelines issued by the institute of chartered accountants of India on internal auditing define it as “an independent appraisal involving specialized application of the techniques of auditing in accordance with the specific need of the enterprise.”

The institute of internal auditor USA defines internal auditing as an independent appraisal function established of accountancy financial and other operations as a service to the organization and established by the management of organization.”

Objects of internal audit: The objects of internal audit are as follows:

1. To assist the internal control system – Internal audit is a part of the internal control system, its main object is to assist the working of the internal control system.

2. Review of the organization policies and their operations – Another main object of the internal audit is to review the organizational policies and ensure their smooth operations.

3. Verify the accuracy and authenticity of errors and frauds – internal audit help in detecting and preventing the errors and frauds.

4. Detection and prevention of errors and frauds – internal audit helps in detecting and preventing the errors and frauds.

5. Safeguarding the assets – Internal audit helps in safeguarding the asset of the business.

6. Applicability of accounting policies – Internal audit ensures that the decided accounting policies are followed in maintaining the books of account.

7. Right disposal of assets – Internal audit also checks the procedure of disposal of the fixed assets. It ensures that they should be sold to the highest payers.

8. Expenses properly authorized – Internal audit ensures that all the expense are properly authorized.

9. Helps in smooth functioning of internal check system – internal audit system also helps in the smooth running of internal check system

Author: Vikash

One Response to “Internal Audit system and its objects.”

  1. kamlesh says:

    Basic requirement of internal audit of hospital.
    How to biffercate of fixed assets and current assets.

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