TeamMate®

A Practical Guide to Auditing Remotely and Managing a Remote Workforce

As auditors, we were caught in the work from home requirement that came from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our work is often very different from that of typical groups. We spend our time split between interviewing, testing, and documenting. Interviewing requires face to face meetings, testing often involves reviewing confidential information, and documentation could require us to be on our organization’s network. With these challenges, and many more, how can we effectively conduct our audits remotely? To answer this question, we will explore three aspects of remote auditing: logistics, communication, and external challenges.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide detailed lists of equipment needs for remote auditing and reasons for use
  • Understand the communication skills required for online interviewing and conducting remote meetings
  • Resolve many of the unexpected external challenges faced by remote auditors

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Speaker

Toby DeRoche, MBA, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CICA, CFE
Senior Market Development Consultant, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate

Toby is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) who holds an MBA with an Internal Audit specialization from Louisiana State University. He is also certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Internal Control (CICA), and Fraud Examination (CFE). His professional background includes identification and documentation of weaknesses that result in heightened business risk, while recommending solutions to such situations. Toby began his career in internal audit with Macy's Inc. He then worked as an implementation and training consultant for Wolters Kluwer. As a Senior Market Development Consultant at Wolters Kluwer, Toby works with organizations that are looking for software solutions to their audit, risk and compliance needs.

Throughout his career, Toby has assisted numerous internal audit departments create, perform, and supervise financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate control frameworks, financial systems and operating procedures.