RPA Audit

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Robotisation of business processes creates new business opportunities and improves efficiency, but also brings new risks. The RPA audit helps to identify such risks and helps to be prepared for them. 

In the present business environment, changing faster than ever before, internal auditors are playing an increasingly important role.

In the dynamic development of the technology of office processes robotisation, the internal audit function should, on the one hand, support organisations in the management of new threats and, on the other, help them to achieve their objectives.

Robotisation audit - key objectives

The automation of office work creates new challenges for auditors, e.g. how to audit a software programme which learns from its own mistakes and corrects its own work on this basis. That is why the RPA audit requires a completely new approach, combining audit competence with in-depth and practical expertise in the area of robotisation.

Internal audit of robotization processes allows for:

  • implementation of effective control measures and control activities in processes performed by software robots,
  • integration of issues related to risk, compliance and GDPR throughout the life cycle of robotisation projects,
  • more effective use of technological innovations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of process automation activities.

RPA process control

The Business Process Robotisation Audit helps to build a control system allowing to assess whether the robots operate in accordance with the adopted assumptions, perform their tasks in a complete and accurate manner and ensure the integrity of the processed data. At the same time, such a system verifies the options of enhancing the effectiveness of the entire robotisation model.

The internal RPA audit may take a two-track approach:

  • on the one hand, providing advisory services to increase the added value generated by robots together with an optimisation model for robotisation,
  • on the other hand, it is a service of independent audit of risk management and control processes in the area of finance, data security, compliance or GDPR.

If an organisation starts a robotisation programme, RPA internal audit will ensure the evaluation of the correctness of the assumptions made during their implementation. If an organisation runs advanced automation programmes, the audit will evaluate the effectiveness and compliance with the assumptions of processes being automated.

RPA audit – scope of the service

Crowe's robotisation audit helps to ensure that the robotisation of processes is compliant with:

  • internal control requirements, i.e. internal audit, IT policies,
  • external requirements, such as the SOX audit,
  • policies related to data security and privacy at the various stages of automation, including strategy, choice of service provider and functioning of the solution.

RPA internal audit advisory services will help to verify, no matter that the robotisation programme is just beginning or has been in operation for years, whether it is well designed and controlled, because otherwise it may pose a significant risk to the functioning of the entire organisation.

RPA audit - free-of-charge consultation

We offer free-of-charge consultations in the field of audits of automated processes. The consultations will result in an estimation of the opportunities to improve the control and effectiveness of robotised processes in the organisation.

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