Quality Assurance Review

Compliance with The IIA Standards

  • External Assessment QAR
  • Self-Assessment with Independent Validation

Quality assessments assist in determining whether activities performed within internal audit functions conform to The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the organizations charter, plans, policies, and procedures. An assessment evaluates the role and relationships of the internal audit function in the governance process and in managing the internal auditing practice and resources.

Schneider Downs conducts quality assurance reviews based on your policies, COSO guidelines, The IIAs International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and The IIAs Professional Practices Framework. Using a four-step process, we validate whether your methodology is compliant, and if results are reliable and applicable to your organization.

case studies

 
big problem:
A not-for-profit client out of 401(k) compliance.
big thinking:
Allowing more contributions by highly paid employees.
 
big problem:
Hackers attempting a six-figure wire transfer.
big thinking:
Rapid action spearheaded active containment and response.

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Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

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Why Higher Education Institutions Must Comply with GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect for 10 months. One sector that has been affected by the newly enforced regulation,

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Minimizing Higher Ed Risks - Utilizing Internal Audit and Data Analytics

We’ve all seen various colleges and universities in the news lately, and the news was not always positive. Higher education institutions face a varied

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Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education, and How Internal Audit Can Help

Recent history indicates that the pace of change in Higher Education is unprecedented; however, institutions are only seeing a modest increase in the use

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Financial Institutions - Regs on Regs on Regs

Last month a colleague and I were fortunate to attend the PA Bankers Association, School of Compliance in Harrisburg, PA. The training consisted of three

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Columbus

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Columbus, OH 43215

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