How To Navigate Audit Road Blocks : Part II Avoid Challenges To The Audit Scope

Stressed_womanAs we discussed in last week’s article, auditors often find themselves in situations where attempts are made to bamboozle them, frustrate the process or otherwise bring the whole audit to a standstill.

Over the last 20 years we have had our fair share of experiences in having to navigate the roadblocks some clients have placed in our way during the audit process.

How To Navigate Audit Road Blocks: Part I Time Wasting Tactics

bigstock-roadblock-61432373As an auditor have you ever felt frustrated by the deliberate attempts to stall/sidetrack/confuse the auditor?

Our company has been auditing for more than 20 years, and we’ve experienced first hand clients throwing a raft of cleverly disguised roadblocks at our audit team in an attempt to throw them off track. 

The purpose of writing this blog article is to help auditors successfully navigate these obstacles and roadblocks, adopted by more experienced Auditees. This is part one of a three part series, and this first blog discusses time-wasting tactics.

Fleet Maintenance Safety and Compliance, Keeps Your Wheels Turning


Having worked in the transport and logistics industry sector for the past 20 years, and auditing thousands of small, medium and large transport operators across Australia, I can say with confidence those transport operators who choose to take a systematic and preventative approach to Fleet Maintenance Management outperform and win more business than those who choose to stick with reactive type maintenance regimes.

What is the Role of Compliance in Managing Corruption?

what-is-the-role-of-compliance-in-managing-corruptionIn today’s world we are seeing a crackdown worldwide on bribery and corruption.  Organisations around the world charged with this task include Australia’s ICAC, whilst in the USA there is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK has the Serious Fraud Office and there is also Transparency International – fighting corruption worldwide.

There is a very high likelihood of prosecution and subsequent fines or even jail time is higher than ever if your conduct is suspected to be corrupt. Businesses must be confident that their systems currently in place to prevent corruption are strong enough to stand up in court.