Impending audits strike fear into the hearts of CIOs and business executives – and for good reason. A failed audit can result in punitive fines and injunctions that disrupt continuing operations until violations are resolved. These highly visible failures are best prevented through auditor-enterprise collaboration and pragmatic audit management. Effective audit management means acting with kindness to establish an effective relationship and taking vigilant, calculated steps to reduce the risk of adverse findings.

  • Clarify the audit scope
  • Prepare documentation in advance
  • Start off on a positive note
  • Enable the auditor
  • Manage audit logistics to minimize business disruption
  • Dispute unwarranted findings
  • Continuously improve your auditability
Don't view an audit as a necessary evil that must be endured. Focus not only on passing the audit, but also on maximizing audit value.

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