SSVS & Associates

Enterprise Risk Services

Internal Audit
 Area Traditional approach to internal audit SSVS’s Approach on Internal Audit
Approach to internal audit Transaction based; compliance focus Risk based and business oriented; valuable resource for the business.
Perception of internal audit Problem finders, policing transactions & activities Solution seekers.
Relationships between clients and auditors Relationships between clients and auditorsPromote partnerships; create trust through knowledge sharing.
Communication levels Communicate with management only in the form of reportsOpen and frequent communications with staff at all levels. Encourage staff to “seek help” from SSVS staff.
Outcomes Errors in transaction Results oriented Achievement of strategic objectives Assurance of adequacy and integrity of internal controls.
Knowledge transfer Inconsistent Skills transfer to staff.