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Writers Wanted

Do you have experience writing audit procedures and audit programs? 

Do you have some free time during the pandemic?

Do you want to earn some extra money using audit skills and experience? 

AuditNet® is looking for internal audit professionals to develop engagement work programs and procedures on a contract basis. AuditNet®, the largest repository of audit work programs and templates, is looking for content including industry specific audit procedures. If you can create risk or internal control matrices, audit program guides, audit procedures or other documentation for conducting compliance, operational or financial audits get in touch with us at info @ auditnet.org. Please include a list of documents you can prepare, the industry relevance, and your experience. Audit documents that include data analytic steps would be given priority.

When developing the work program, internal auditors generally consider the risks in the area or process under review. The work program is based on the engagement objectives and scope. It typically includes resource deployment plans and describes the techniques or methodologies that will be used to conduct the engagement (e.g., sampling techniques). It is important for internal auditors to determine which tests or audit steps are necessary to assess the risks in the area or process under review and to test the existing controls. Additionally, internal auditors should ensure that the tests are specific enough to avoid scope creep.

The format of work programs may vary by engagement or organization. Commonly used formats include standard templates or checklists to document completion of planning steps, memoranda that summarize tasks completed, and additional columns in the risk and control matrix. Well documented work programs assist in communicating roles, responsibilities, and tasks to the members of the engagement team. They may include signoff for completed work, the names of the internal auditors who completed the work, and the date the work was completed. 

Here is a quick overview for building an audit program:

  1. Determine audit subject—What are you auditing? This is often set as part of the overall audit plan.
  2. Define audit objective—Why are you auditing it? Again, this may have been set as part of the overall audit plan.
  3. Set audit scope—What are the limits to your audit?
  4. Perform preaudit planning—What are the specific risk factors?
  5. Determine audit procedures and steps for data gathering—How will you test the controls for these risk?

Here are examples of possible areas (if you have experience developing detail audit procedures please let us know): 

  • Blockchain or Cryptocurrency
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • COSO ERM
  • Detecting and Preventing Fraud
  • Forensics
  • Gaming Industry
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Information Security
  • Local Government
  • Oil and Gas
  • Privacy and GDPR
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Retail Industry
  • Research and Development
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Schools
  • Third Party Contracts
  • Utilities
  • Vendor Audits

The audit programs or documents you develop must be original and current. You must be the author of the documents. They must be in Excel format  We will provide a work for hire agreement including payment options as well as a developer template for your content. 

Based on advice from legal counsel, before I accept the material and provide you with the work for hire agreement I need to perform due diligence on what you are sharing. You must answer these questions and your email response will be considered an electronic signature for purpose of this statement.


Name:
Organization:
Title of the Audit Program (s):


a. Are you the author of the Materials (are the Materials original works that you created?

b. If not, do you have written permission from the author in the form of a transfer of all rights or a license from the author to grant use of the Materials to AuditNet?

c. By submitting the Materials or other communication or content after receipt of this notice, you grant AuditNet permission to, on an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free basis, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, read, enhance, adapt, modify, create derivative works or use the Submitted Materials and any other such communication or content on this site, on any other site and anywhere throughout the world in all media?

d. Please provide the industry sector for your contribution. (i.e. life insurance, banking, energy etc.)

e. Please provide the functional or business cycle area for your audit program.

f. Please provide several keywords to help categorize programs and facilitate searches.

g. Please ensure that you have removed (scrubbed) all confidential or proprietary information such as company name, employee name, email addresses, social security numbers, etc.

Your name and email address will not be added to the Materials.

Certification

I hereby certify that I am the author of the materials shared or have written permission from the author in the form of a transfer of all rights or a license from the author to grant use of the Materials to AuditNet. By submitting the Materials or other communication or content after receipt of this notice, I hereby grant AuditNet permission to, on an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free basis, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, read, enhance, adapt, modify, create derivative works or use the Submitted Materials and any other such communication or content on this site, on any other site and anywhere throughout the world in all media.

Signed: __________________________________________ (Please insert your name)

Date: ___________________________________________