Internal Audit

Assess quality and drive value

Value from the inside-out

The internal audit process has evolved. It is no longer just a way to assess quality, but a strategy to drive value throughout the entire organization. 

BDO’s dedicated professionals serve our clients by bringing innovative approaches to help companies evaluate the effectiveness of their operational functions and processes. 

For large and small businesses alike, we design appropriate internal audit functions — from conducting a thorough assessment of risk across the organization to reporting findings to management, the board and other stakeholders. We not only identify issues, but we work with management to address challenges and put the appropriate controls in place. 

Regardless of a client’s industry — or whether an internal audit department already exists — BDO creates a framework individually suited to meet each company’s needs. We take a hands-on approach, and our partners are deeply involved in the work we do. With local resources backed by a global network of professionals that are available in over 160 countries around the world, our team addresses clients’ needs in the following areas: 

Capabilities

The primary objective of our approach is to evaluate an Internal Audit Department’s (IAD) conformity to The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (The IIA’s) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) along with an evaluation of the extent of the IAD’s use of current successful practices and its program for continuous improvement. 

In addition to assessing the effectiveness of the IAD function and its conformance to the standards, we:  
  • Identify opportunities and offer recommendations for improvement 
  • Provide counsel to the CAE and staff for improving their performance and services and promoting the image and credibility of the internal audit function 
  • Help promote and enhance internal audit’s role in both financial and nonfinancial areas, as well as assist with the expansion of its assessment, process improvement and related consulting activities 
  • Assist IADs in their evaluation of enterprise risk, assessing organizational controls and including aspects of the governance process in the audit plans to help assure that audit activities add value to the enterprise 

Why BDO? 

  • Evaluate conformity — Determine how your internal audit process compares to existing frameworks and industry standards. 
  • Identify opportunities — See areas for improvement and seize opportunities. 
  • Maximize the organization’s value of internal audit — Reap the full benefits of the internal audit process. 

Looking to revamp your internal audit process? BDO can help

At BDO, we help our clients challenge the status quo. Rather than simply relying on “last year’s approach,” our team of talented professionals helps companies simplify — and strengthen — their processes and controls to be efficient and effective, while focusing on the risks that matter to them most. 
  
We start by assessing our clients’ internal controls with a systematic, consistent approach, customized to their unique company and industry. By understanding your needs, we’re better able to identify gaps and recognize risk while finding opportunities for control improvement and optimization. Our process includes: 
  • Identifying the existing controls universe and quantification of the costs, process impact and reliability associated with the operation and validation of those controls 
  • Highlighting existing controls that mitigate and manage key risks, looking to leverage higher level and system controls and eliminate redundant, inefficient or ineffective controls 
  • Redesigning, automating or implementing new controls to help increase efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Collaborating with external auditors to gain agreement on recommendations for all control changes to help assure financial risks remain fully addressed and managed 
  • Designing and implementing an oversight and reporting structure to monitor control effectiveness 

Why BDO? 

  • Increase compliance — We welcome the input of external auditors, as it helps us address and mitigate financial risks. 
  • Measure efficacy — Detailed oversight and reporting help monitor control effectiveness. 
  • Refine processes — Data on existing systems inform changes that aim to optimize policy process and controls.  

Looking to simplify and strengthen your processes? BDO can help

BDO Knows Internal Audit. Our Risk Advisory Services team stands ready to help those in the internal audit function at public and private companies alike. Our team offers a deep understanding of industry issues, and we help clients design and implement global compliance programs, and drive results through internal audit.  

 As part of our dedication to the Internal Audit community, we’re happy to have delivered this complimentary educational series for more than six years. If you haven’t already, sign up to receive invitations for our Internal Audit Webinar Series today. BDO is engaged with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) at all levels — locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Watch for us at IIA conferences and events and in IIA publications. 

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Our Commitment to the Internal Audit Community

BDO Knows Internal Audit. Our Risk Advisory Services team stands ready to help those in the internal audit function at public and private companies alike. Our team offers a deep understanding of industry issues, and we help clients design and implement global compliance programs, and drive results through internal audit.  

As part of our dedication to the Internal Audit community, we’re happy to have delivered this complimentary educational series for more than six years. If you haven’t already, sign up to receive invitations for our Internal Audit Webinar Series today. BDO is engaged with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) at all levels — locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Watch for us at IIA conferences and events and in IIA publications.  

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