Compliance Audit

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Definition: Compliance Audit

Compliance Audit

Full Definition of Compliance Audit

A comprehensive review of some aspect of the internal operations of a company that requires certification by a regulatory body to verify that it is in compliance with mandatory guidelines. Compliance audit procedures may be conducted internally, but are usually facilitated by the certifying organization. A company may require several compliance audits to review regulatory adherence in multiple departments, such as finance, IT, manufacturing, human resources, and, in the case of certain types of financial firms, marketing and sales.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Compliance Audit are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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