2. Participative Work Team (PWT) Meetings
Internal audit invites staff and management members to a collaborative meeting before audit fieldwork begins. During the meeting, participants work together to identify the key processes of the area being audited, the risks associated with those processes and the internal controls that are or should be in place to reduce the risks associated with those processes. Additionally, staff and management members help the auditor(s) determine the most reasonable and practical ways to perform testing of processes, expenditures, and internal controls.
PWT meetings will be held throughout the audit, either at the request of management or Internal Audit, to discuss audit observations and applicable management action plans. The meetings will help assess whether management and staff members agree with and are benefiting from our audit process.