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Template Workpaper - Previous Reviews


About this template

If you’ve already done the hard work, why reinvent the wheel? Looking over previous reviews during the planning phase of an audit is a great way to bring you up to speed on the audit topic, former business processes and possible issues.


This template will focus on the previous review, as well as any audit recommendations which have been raised for this area.


Why use this template

This template gives a quick and easy checklist of things to consider when reviewing a previous audit file. Furthermore, by completing this workpaper, the auditor is able to get a crash course of the audit topic which will help have informed planning discussions with the business area.


When to use this template

This template should be used in the planning phase and should be one of the first activities completed by the auditor. The template should be used before there are any planning discussions.


Things to be careful about

Whilst prior audits are a great way to save time as workpapers and documents are already created, we should be careful to ensure that the review was done to a satisfactory level. Errors in the prior audit can be carried forward if we become too reliant. Furthermore, the business area may be anticipating what the audit is going to do. An audit should always have a level of unpredictability to ensure that any issues are identified and not covered up by the business area. Finally, being too reliant on the prior workpaper may see us miss key areas of risk, not challenge processes, or not value add during the audit.

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  • The information contained in this template is of a general nature and is for information purposes only.


    My Audit Spot assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the template and any assocaited information.


    In no event shall My Audit Spot be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of the template or the contents of the template and any assocaited information. My Audit Spot reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the contents on the template and any associated information at any time without prior notice. 


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