internal audit


: a usually continuous examination and verification of books of account conducted by employees of a business
contrasted with independent audit
: a review of systems of internal check and internal control of a business

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of internal audit was in 1915

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“Internal audit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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