• The career benefits of being an internal auditor

    8th May, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
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    You’ve been asked by your boss to be an internal auditor – and you’re thinking, why me? Why have I been chosen? What have I done wrong? Rather than looking at the request negatively, consider this… becoming an internal auditor could be one of the best things that has ever happened to you, at least as far as your career is concerned. Find out below about the career benefits of being an internal auditor.

  • Performance Auditing – increasing audit value and driving improvement

    14th December, 2016 | by Andrew Barham
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    We’ve just developed and run our first Performance Auditing course designed specifically for businesses and people who want to get more out of their audits and auditing. This course is for those of you who want to go beyond the ‘tick and flick’ approach and writing the same report each time. It is for those who want to drive real change within their organisation.

  • Verification Vs Validation

    6th April, 2016 | by Andrew Barham
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    Verification and validation are two terms that we often see within management system standards, such as in the design and development section of ISO 9001, however the two are often confused. Both are used as part of the process of checking, verification ensures that the subject meets its requirements or specifications, while validation checks that it is fit for purpose. In the simplest terms, verification could be expressed as ‘are we building it right?’, whereas validation is ‘did we build the right thing?’

  • What Makes a Good Auditor?

    4th May, 2015 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
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    When it comes to being a good auditor it’s not all about Standards and tick sheets. It has everything to do with trust.

    If the organisation being audited doesn’t trust the auditor then the whole exercise is a lost cause. But how do you position yourself as a trustworthy auditor? Below are the dos and don’ts of making the right impression on your clients and employer.

  • 9 Questions for Training Managers

    12th July, 2013 | by Andrew Barham
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    Continuing on from our recent series on questions to ask top management, our next series focuses on other levels of management incorporated in an Integrated Management System. Throughout an audit, the auditor will conduct a series of interviews with managers and other staff at varying levels in the organisation.

  • How to become an Internal Auditor

    6th December, 2012 | by Andrew Barham
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    Are you looking to advance your auditor career? Do you want to improve your employees’ auditor skills? Or perhaps you’re looking to consolidate the internal auditing skills you already have?

“Although I find the topic interesting, I think it is generally classed as being quite dry. Pat’s delivery of the program was excellent and engaging, with his experience being profoundly beneficial to my own professional development.”

“Many thanks Tom, I really enjoyed the course and will get a lot of use from it at my workplace.”

“Overall very valuable course. Balance of theory with practical workshops was excellent. Trainers stuck to timetable very well.”

“The course was thorough and many relevant examples provided by both Tom and Jackie to help me apply it to the workplace.”

“Great presentation of the course, engaging facilitators and good use of group work. I found the course to be a great refresher for an audit course I did 10 years ago and now feel more motivated to go audits in a non-bow tie way!”

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