Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Helping with audit recommendation implementation.
They're loathed by everyone. Loathed by recommendation owners who are charged with responsibility for implementing the agreed action. Loathed by the auditor responsible for making sure they are implemented on time. And loathed by management and committee members who constantly see the number of actions and their current status.
Audit recommendations are never really liked.
Working across various audit departments, it's evident that how internal audit is perceived and respected by the business, determines the likelihood, timeliness, and quality of audit recommendation implementation by the business.
One internal audit department had a very clear, but somew