System Implementation Internal Audit Support Areas
Although every large-scale system implementation is unique, the risks inherent in these programs are largely consistent across all programs. The internal audit (IA) function can help significantly reduce these risks by playing a role that is educational, consultative or audit in nature, and by bringing deep independent subject-matter expertise to the most common risk areas. IA’s ability to operate across the enterprise and across all individual work streams in a program provides visibility to risks that might otherwise be lost between silos. A selection of the more common risks and the related focus of IA are summarized below.