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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

Hi,

Apart from confidentiality, Can anyone help understand 10 fundamental qualities a systems auditor should possess?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:03 AM

Hi Agwanda


Tenacious, knowledgeable, concise, polite, analytical, approachable, objective,fair, remains calm, diplomatic, punctual - to mention the few

Hope this will help

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:01 AM

Hi Agwanda

Here's a presentation I developed on auditing. You might find it useful. It sets out, among other things, the attributes of an effective auditor.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:41 AM

Hi George


Nice, informative and Effective presentation :thumbup:



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:11 PM

Hi George,

The Auditing presentation is well constructed and easy to follow for a new reader.


Well done.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:22 PM

Persistent and thorough.


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the informative information



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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:47 PM

The ability not to be bribed, or integrity.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

Hi,

Apart from confidentiality, Can anyone help understand 10 fundamental qualities a systems auditor should possess?

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Agwanda


A couple more....

firm and fair

intuitive (more God given than learned)

Ability to deal with difficult people at all levels

Ability to defend oneself against physical and mental harm

Working knowledge of how 9-1-1 works

Verbalizing the process throughout the day so there are no BIG surprizes at the end of the day.

Wow, there are so many - I'll ask the monkey for more and be back.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

Hi Agwanda

Here's a presentation I developed on auditing. You might find it useful. It sets out, among other things, the attributes of an effective auditor.

George



Hi George,

Is a non "x" version available from yr archives ? Other read/open options seem to be "challenged"
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Rgds / Charles.C

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

The biggest things I've learned over the years from auditing different factories are the following:

Just because it isn't the way you would do it or it isn't perfect, does not mean it's not effective and adequate for the job. Stick to the standard you're auditing against and avoid opinion clouding the way. "It's not the best example I've seen" is not the same as "this is a non conformance."

Being excessively nit picking and raising points which are vexatious is the surest way to alienate the auditee. When you have an alienated auditee they aren't then listening or caring about the things which really matter.

If you do have an awful site or an awful audit, forget about the minor issues. Prioritise. Don't bother about someone not wearing a beard snood perfectly if there are 20 other people with earrings, nose rings and snot dripping in the food! Concentrate on the immediate hazards first, the result will not be helped by a hugely negative audit with 100 points, best stick to 10 key things, close them out then work on the smaller stuff.

Involve the auditee. Always do accompanied audits. Get buy in for time scales, remind people.

Compliment where you see good practice. Not only is good practice a requirement from a recording point of view, it helps motivate the auditee to improve.

If you have suspicions, keep digging. Generally I have found where I've had a gut feel something has been wrong, I've later been proven right.



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