PJR’s Virtual Audit programme enables us to offer a partially or even fully remote audit product to eligible clients whose business models are a natural fit to remote assessment.
How do Virtual Audits work?
Much like an onsite audit, a PJR virtual audit allows one of our experienced auditors to engage with you and your team via the selected technology. Employee interviews can be easily facilitated, as well as review of relevant evidence. PJR will work with you to identify which hardware and software elements will be most compatible with your organisation and its specific audit plan. While most commonly used for companies with an administrative (non-manufacturing) business model our manufacturing clients can definitely also benefit from a partial (hybrid) remote audit.
What are the Advantages?
- Flexibility – Any qualified auditor (local or not) can perform the remote portion of your audit
- Reduced Expense – Airfare, hotel costs, car rental, daily stipends; all of these are reduced or potentially eliminated when utilising virtual audits
What is the Virtual Audit Process?
Your scheduler will send you a special form that you complete. Your answers determine whether your audit qualifies to be conducted virtually (whether partially or fully.) Please note that not all audit types may qualify – eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Once approved either your team or your auditor will provide remote interface arrangements. PJR accepts all forms of remote interface including Microsoft Teams, Go-To-Meeting, Zoom, and Skype for Business.
All usual steps associated with an audit (audit plan issuance, opening meeting, closing meeting, etc.) are followed for a remote audit.
What is a Hybrid Audit?
If PJR determines that your audit cannot be conducted fully remotely (usually because you manufacture a tangible product), we can still make arrangements for a partial remote (or hybrid) audit. This arrangement can take many forms. For example, an audit that starts remotely on Days 1 and 2 and finishes onsite on Day 3. It may also mean an audit where one auditor is onsite, and another is virtual.