Management Square | Sep 20, 2017 | 0
What It Means to be a Project Auditor?
When keeping watch of a project, auditing is the automatic method. It is essential in a sense that it makes sure that every financial, business and project aspects are controlled and utilized properly. It keeps the management from scattering all over the place.
Different tasks in the project involve more than fulfilling projects within time-sensitive schedules or gathering data—it also means that the whole management or team must work together in order for resources, time, and the roles to be as efficient as possible. For project auditors, it’s part of their duty to ensure that everything falls into place. With their keen eye for details, it takes more than skill for a project auditor to be fully devoted to his or her job. He or she must also have the determination and desire to keep the project from running into errors.
Auditing isn’t just having a watchful eye of the project, but it also means a set of plans that include reach, qualifications, and even an audit team. Since auditing is all about monitoring, the task of the project auditor begins once the project engine starts humming.
To be a project auditor also means the following skills, qualities, and benefits which are:
- The skill to determine opportunities and problems immediately.
- Have an ingress to the ins and outs of the whole project such as timetable,process, and cost.
- Having a project auditor around boosts the project’s productive level.
- To be a project auditor means you find ways to help conserve time, financial resources, and even team members’ tasks.
As stated above, auditing involves planning where the following principles should be put into practice. Here are the different elements to keep in mind.
- Auditing should be present once the project starts to make sure that requirements met and fulfilled during the planning and execution stage.
- Facilitating audits are best to do every end of the project’s cycle to minimize the errors and other related issues.
- Even an audit team exists for a reason, each member must work on their own —tasks are assigned individually and they must be trained in order to carry out their given tasks effectively.
- There should be as a head auditor for the team to oversee the operation. The audit team members still need someone supervising them from the job distribution down to gathering information processes.
- The audit reach and qualifications should be specific with a clear data. When determining the reach, highlight the restraints, and for qualifications, state the process involved.
Besides the project manager, behind every successful project is a project auditor who works tirelessly in accomplishing what he or she is asked to do for the project. Monitoring everything isn’t easy as pie. Project auditors don’t just sit in the corner like school chairmen do when they’re evaluating a teacher during class hours. They go around taking notes, detecting errors, and identifying problematic factors that can greatly affect the project’s outcome. They are sentinels watching closely and swooping in when something is amiss. Project auditors are detectives in the project management world. And you have to act like one.
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