What kind of internal auditor Training should you employ?
Many people simply rush in to prepare a checklist and perform the ISO 27001 internal auditor Training– the sooner this “needless” job is done, the better. But even a rush will only create problems, and make the internal audit longer than necessary.
So, let’s see what you have to prepare to make this job more efficient. And, is this job really such a waste of time?
There are a few ways to perform an ISO 27001:2013 internal auditor Training:
Employ a full-time internal auditor Training. This is suitable only for larger organizations who would have enough work for such a person (some types of organizations – e.g., banks – are obliged by law to have such functions).
Employ part-time internal auditor Training. This is the most common situation – the organizations use their own employees to perform internal audits, who do so when required (e.g., a couple of times a year) alongside their regular work. One important thing to pay attention to: in order to avoid any conflict of interest (auditors cannot audit their own work), there should be at IAS two internal auditors so one could audit the regular job of the other. See also:
Employ an Internal auditor Training from outside of the organization. Although this is not a person employed in the organization, it is still considered an internal audit because the audit is performed by the organization itself, according to its own rules. Usually, this is done by a person who is knowledgeable in this field (independent Training or similar). See also in (link)
Options to consider:
- Depending on whether you have already implementedISO 9001 certification (or some other ISO management standard), and which profile of internal auditor you have, you have some options listed below. You should also study the legislation, because some industries (e.g., financial) have special rules regarding internal auditor Training.
- Perform one audit or a series of audits throughout the year.If you are a small company, a single audit during the one-year period will be enough; however, if you are a large company, you might want to plan to perform an audit in one department in January, in another department in February, etc.(eg)
- Use the same rules and auditor for other standards as well.If you already implemented ISO 9001 Certification, you can actually use the same internal audit procedure – you don’t need to create a new document just for ISO 27001 Internal Auditor Training. Further, the same auditor can perform internal audits for all those systems at the same time – if such person has knowledge of all these standards, and has average knowledge about IT, he or she will be perfectly capable of doing a so-called integrated internal audit, thereby saving time for everyone.
- Write an internal auditprocedure and a checklist, or not. A written procedure that would define how the internal audit is performed is not mandatory; however, it is certainly recommended. Normally, the employees are not very familiar with internal audits, so it is a good thing to have some basic rules written down – unless, of course, auditing is something you do on a daily basis. It’s the same with the internal audit checklist – it is not mandatory, but is certainly useful for beginners.
Required documentation for ISO 27001 Internal Auditor Training:
- You should have the following documents regarding your internal audit:
- Internal audit procedure(not mandatory) – this procedure defines the basic rules for performing the audit: how to select the auditors, how the audits are planned, the elements of conducting the audit, the follow-up activities, and how to report from the audits.
- Internal audit program(mandatory) – this is where audits are planned at the annual level, including their criteria and scope.
- Internal audit checklist(not mandatory) – this is a checklist that helps the internal auditor not to forget something during the internal audit.
- Internal audit report(mandatory) – this is where the internal auditor will report on the nonconformities and other findings.
The role of top management:
Top management must also get involved in internal audits – from approving the procedure and appointing the internal auditor, to accepting the audit program and reading the internal audit report. These activities should not be delegated to lower levels in the hierarchy, because this could bring the internal auditor into a conflict of interest, and besides, some important information might not find its way to the top.
And, most important of all, top management should make a conscious decision that they will accept and support the internal audit as something that is useful for the business.
The purpose of the internal audit
At first sight, the internal audit probably looks like an overhead expense. However, internal audits can enable you to discover problems (i.e., nonconformities) that would otherwise stay hidden and would therefore harm your business. Let’s be realistic – it is human nature to make mistakes, so it’s impossible to have a system with no mistakes; it is, however, possible to have a system that improves itself and learns from its mistakes.
Internal audits are a crucial part of such a system – they will be the one to tell you if your system really works or not.
Don’t wait for clients to come and knock on your door for ISO 27001 Internal Auditor Training:
Be proactive – don’t trust in luck. Work and develop your qualifications, choose your target clients and make yourself known. To track your progress and evaluate the effectiveness of your actions, consider making a business plan with targets for number of clients and revenue. Choose an right ISO 27001 Internal Auditor in Bangladesh. (For example, visit Empowering Assurance System Private Ltd, Chennai).
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