Appendix E – General Audit Program Example
II. PRELIMINARY SURVEY
Objective: To adequately plan the audit & obtain background information for the activities to
be audited including researching past reports, applicable laws, policies and
standards as well as best practices.
1. Document planning meeting the Internal Audit Director or agency representative. Obtain name of
system, identification of previous reviews, and applicable laws, policies and standards, and related
documentation such as the system boundary definition, any interconnectivity with other systems, system
risk assessment and system roles and responsibilities.
2. List draft major Scope (including System(s) Names), Objective or Resources decisions including any
technical assistance needed and any coordination with the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA).