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Audyt wewnętrzny jako metoda usprawnienia działalności firmy
Internal audit as a way to improvement of company activity

Author(s): Patrycja Bojdak
Subject(s): Economy, Accounting - Business Administration
Published by: Fundacja Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: internal audit; internal control; audit functions; audit goals; auditor; performance improvement; audit procedure

Summary/Abstract: The objective of this article is to discuss the necessity of conducting regular audits of businesses. It pre sents a brief history of auditing and the successive stages of the development of audit institutions. The arti cle emphasises the differences between internal audit and internal control and explains the basic aims and functions of internal audit. The article outlines the ethical rules of auditors’ work and summarises the re quirements that must be met by prospective auditors. A functional division into financial audit and operational audit is also discussed. Towards the end, the article presents a schematic description of an audit of a business, which contains the most important stages of the audit process in terms of organisation.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 50-58
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish