Definition of "Audit"

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Examination of the financial records of a business to uncover errors and other irregularities. Involves looking at source documents to determine the legitimacy of transactions. An evaluation of internal control is also made. A unit of the business, such as a division or department, may also be investigated to determine if there is adherence to the company's procedures and operations and to corporate policy. A compliance audit determines whether the company is complying with specified rules and regulations.

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