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Auditing (checking and investigating things) has been around for hundreds or thousands of years and has traditionally taken place where the work is being done; however, all that changed with the COVID-19 pandemic when businesses had to have their employees work remotely. Companies suddenly had to find ways to carry out virtual and remote audits. This new way to conduct audits has changed the auditing world forever as new technology now allows audits to take place remotely or follow a hybrid model.
An auditor’s role is to understand how a business functions and how different parts of the business interlink and work together. To be as effective as possible, audits should assist business leaders in achieving their objectives and addressing regulatory compliance in an ever-changing world.
The post-COVID-19 changes to auditing mean that auditors have had to become digitally savvy and fully able to use available technology. They must be digitally trained to ensure they can carry out their audits to the best of their ability and support the businesses as much as possible.
Increasingly, technology such as robotic process automation, AI, drones, and others are being integrated into businesses. Auditors must be able to understand the technology these businesses are using. They must also be able to use the latest audit tools and techniques and auditing processes and must be up to speed to work with emerging technology.
Technology enables auditors to use big data and other technology to conduct audits more efficiently. Auditors can now remotely access, extract and download much of the data they need, so they don’t need to be on-site to access this information as they have done in the past. This can make parts of the auditing process faster and more efficient for everyone concerned and mean that auditors need only be on-site for things that cannot be remotely measured, analysed, or observed.
Whilst technology has changed many aspects of the auditing landscape; some things remain the same.
- An auditor must be knowledgeable, competent, and aware of the latest regulatory rules and information
- An auditor should use the technology available to them as much as possible but should still use their judgement to back this up as technology can produce incorrect information and data on occasion
- Successful auditing must remain separate from other business operations
- Auditors must be prepared to be agile and adapt whenever required to changing business, industry, and broader needs
- Auditors must be able to ask the right questions and use their unique insights to carry out a successful audit that will benefit businesses, employees, stakeholders, and anyone else concerned
In a post-COVID-19 world, fully remote and hybrid audits have become the norm at Risg Solutions. So, whatever your requirements, we have a consultant with the necessary skills, experience and expertise to carry it out. To find out more, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at Swansea 01792 721 750 or Cardiff at 02920 099 450.