During a client audit, the external auditor seeks for your credentials. What would be your response?
Answer: Maintain a professional approach by being polite, cooperative, and professional.
An enraged auditor is not a pleasant auditor who will be ready to bargain any potential findings. Be proactive in your approach. Inform the auditor of any requests that cannot be fulfilled, along with the reason(s).
An external audit will attempt to determine the state of a company and its operations over a period of time. It will be performed by a registered accounting firm and can be done as part of a regular annual review or as part of a special evaluation.