internal audit


Definition of internal audit

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

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First Known Use of internal audit

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Internal audit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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