Audit Readiness Preparation
The Audit Readiness Preparation process involves a compliance assessment, and assistance in helping the organization meet the requirements in preparation for an external audit. The goal is to ensure a painless, smooth audit process in which the organization passing is assured. The preparatory process allows the organization to meet compliance requirements on its own timelines, rather than scrambling in the throes of an audit remediation process.
- Technology – Examine system configurations, access controls, user grouping, audit and authorization systems for compliance with regulatory or business practice requirements. Report on gaps and recommend remediation steps. Help organize, project-manage, and document ongoing remediation process through completion. Establish audit-readiness timelines and milestones.
- Policy & Practice – Examine the organization’s policy and practice documentation for compliance with regulatory or business practice requirements. Report on gaps and recommend remediation language and practices. Review revisions and guide changes until policy and procedure manuals are believed to be in compliance and ready for audit.