The internal auditor’s approach to his/her work depends on how his/her role is defined in organizational chart but most of the internal audits are included in the following broad definitions
- Operational Audits – this means an audit of a specific set of operations such as the ones carried out on departments
- Functional Audits – this implies an audit of specific function within the such as the way the payroll is prepared
- Organizational Audits – this implies audits of the organizational setup.
- Company Audits – in the modern business, companies are in groups and the internal audit may be the concern to audit one of those companies within the group
- Special or Ad hoc work – an internal is often considered a suitable person to engage in special investigation or trouble shooting assignment