This checklist is designed to highlight the necessary elements to have in place prior to completing your internal audit.
Your checklist encourages you to stick to an internal audit schedule and to prioritize your set timeline.
Your Internal Audit Readiness Checklist emphasizes the importance of communicating the internal audit information to the team and leadership of your organization.
Fill in your company logo, address, date of internal audit, internal audit team, dates under review, document numbers, and appropriate audit criteria
Document evidence of each audit criteria & any comments
Rate your findings as Compliant (C), Non-Compliant (NC), Opportunity for Improvement (OFI), or Not Applicable (NA) against the audit criteria.
Create a summary of findings and a list of action items
Assign follow up action items to owners, with target completion dates and priority level
Share internal audit findings with senior management
Internal Audit Template
Use this free internal audit template to document your findings during your internal audit. Customize this template with the appropriate audit criteria to prepare for your internal audit.
Internal Audit Readiness Checklist
Download your internal audit readiness checklist to help you plan for your internal audit. This document outlines the key steps that you don’t want to miss.