Audits on their own are simple efforts to identify non-conformances and deficiencies in a process or a system. Independent examination and unique problem-solving skills are essential for identifying and solving complex issues. Employees and functions in this auditing role typically report to executive management. This happens because their recommendations must cross various functional and departmental boundaries.
The audit function for a global company can be an invaluable resource as long as this function has the extensiveness and comprehensiveness of critical thinking skills, experience, and quality systems. Risk-management skills and regulatory know-how to view audits in their appropriate context and offer suitable inputs as part of a comprehensive program of improvement is a must.
Too often, companies default to old habits and procedures which can result in wrong decisions and, sometimes even fatal results.
Why You Should Attend:
This webinar will focus on the role, skills, organizational opportunities, and the benefits of an independent audit group to counsel senior management on the factual causes of complex situations. Although the typical setting would be in larger multi-national companies, this role can be sized to meet the needs of all companies, especially when the situations will cross national, divisional, and organizational boundaries.
The auditing group must be carefully vetted and staffed with the proper combination of experience and critical thinking skills. They must also be able to think and act with a holistic view of the situations they are handling. This is especially essential as this avoids the problem of group-thinking which leads to a proper assessment and better counsel to senior management.
Areas Covered in the Session :
- Fundamentals of Auditing
- Auditors and organizations
- Auditors and reporting relationships in complex companies
- The mission of corporate departments
- Goal: independent experts that support effective problem-solving
- Examples, issues, and outcomes
- The growing need for corporate problem-solvers
Who Should Attend:
- Quality Assurance Departments
- Quality Control Departments
- Research and Development Departments
- Regulatory Affairs Departments
- Manufacturing Departments
- Engineering Departments
- Operations Departments
- Production Departments
- Compliance Departments
- Documentation Departments
- Design Assurance Teams
- HR Staff
- Everyone with audit responsibilities