internal audit


Definition of internal audit

  1. 1 :  a usually continuous examination and verification of books of account conducted by employees of a business —contrasted with independent audit

  2. 2 :  a review of systems of internal check and internal control of a business

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!


First Known Use of internal audit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up internal audit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!