To start with, we should define the scope of control, train controllers and inform employees about the purposes of control or internal audit. This basic operation will allow us to carry out internal control efficiently and reliably.
Efficient and effective company management process requires regular internal controls.
What are the benefits of internal control in the enterprise?
One of the main motivations to carry out control processes in the company is elimination of irregularities in the company. The ability to eliminate or minimize adverse effects will bring tangible benefits to the company. These include better management of people's work, greater use of available resources, e.g. machinery, reduction of downtime, greater safety at work. Control based on reliable and true results supports the undertaking of appropriate management or planning activities. The effectiveness and success of all activities initiated by internal control depend on all employees. However, exactly these indicated points in internal control show us where the introduction of changes is most important. Analysis of control or internal audit results will allow us to realistically assess the situation in the company, as well as to take the actions mentioned earlier. The results of the analysis can also act as an incentive for employees (e.g. bonus for the absence of accidents or irregularities in the department).
What can help us in internal control?
A lot, however, comes down to a well-conducted audit with the appropriate scope and order of questions, and thoughtful answers, if we decide on closed questions. Often, a specific answer to one question should entail a question related to that answer, and not just be another question on the list (dependent questions). This allows you to build the feeling that your answer is important and important for the entire audit process.
An interesting option instead of giving a long answer may be adding photos. It is said that "a picture is worth more than a thousand words". It is also a more flexible option than a text or number answer. The option of storing collected surveys in an electronic version means that they are always available, and the transparency of the collected data affects their organization and quick analysis.