Audit-Sourcing Methodology Regarding Office Services

– solutions for limited resources along with continuous processing of methodology and back-office procedures –


Resources often are limited. However, they are indispensable for the successful development of one’s audit operations and services. ARC supports its clients in mastering these challenges.

The auditor’s assignment is strongly impacted by recurrent evolutionary as well as revolutionary systemic changes that have occurred often in the recent past – both in the world of business in general and with regard to business models. Accordingly, such events necessitate short-term adjustments of audit procedures and timely items of information in order to adapt audit activities as well as the risk-oriented audit landscape.
With regard to executive-management addressees, continuous audit success can be secured with the assistance of appropriate audit-relevant back-office processes and a timely information system for filtering essential and relevant items of information. These aspects of communication apply to the further advancement of the audit landscape as well as that of the audit methodology which is employed.

Within the framework of this particular continuous-consultancy module, ARC supports its clients on the one hand with regard to the customer’s inquiry during analysis and – if necessary – in the restructuring of the client’s audit-relevant back-office and associated methodic processes. On the other hand, ARC provides its clients with an audit-specific portfolio of services which encompasses, among other things:

  • research originating from the company’s global information databases regarding late-breaking and current audit topics,
  • continuous filtering and processing of information relevant to the client’s internal audit operations as well as the respective branch of business,
  • workshops with respect to formulation of audit schedules,
  • continuous courses of instruction regarding audit methodology,
  • formulation and evaluation of quality-management and audit-controlling reports
  • The furnishing of supportive services in the form of information and methodology sourcing allows the client to maintain the continuous status of an up-to-date internal audit operation that is able to act in an anticipatory manner.


  • Starting point: analysis of existing audit processes as well as their interaction with one another
  • Formative options within a modern audit-sourcing environment
  • Diagnosis of existing methodic and audit-relevant back-office processes
  • Formulation of appropriate supportive processes and their related content for the successful reinforcement of primary activities – performance of audit
  • Case studies for active comparison – derived from peer-review audits
  • Installation of a module-oriented audit-knowledge management system for the creation of a learning audit organization
  • Definition of required methodology and information services

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About the ARC Institute

With the Audit Research Center, the ARC Institute provides important impulses for the further development of the audit industry. The focus is on networking science and practice. The focus is on further and new development in cooperation with auditors, companies and associations in order to maintain practical relevance and to develop methods, tools and concepts that can be implemented. The results developed in dialogue with industry experts serve as a guideline and adaptation options in practice today, in order to increase the overall benefit of the company in the long term and sustainably with innovative auditing work.

In the spirit of thought leadership, the ARC Institute and the Audit Research Center stand for topic leadership and forward thinking in the area of internal auditing.

Currently, the ARC Institute supports not only leading supranational institutions in the context of research, consulting and personnel development projects, but also numerous listed companies in the three German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Terms of participation and price

Each open training day is 890,- Euro plus VAT when booking the modules individually. Inhouse training conditions are based on individual pricing and travel expenses. After receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation of registration with invoice. Please pay the registration fee directly after receiving the invoice. The registration fee does not include 19 % VAT.  The price includes participation in the lectures of the booked event, lunch, coffee breaks and seminar documents.

How can we support you?

At a glance

Target audience:
Employees and managerial staff from the internal audit function

Interactive presentation, discussion, group projects, practical exercises, case studies, retrospective summary

Training / Training / Consulting period:
Bookings are based on an audit-situation analysis as well as a personal preliminary meeting (workshops generally cover 2 days of instruction, audit performance/support determined by circumstances).

Would you like more details about ARC’s Audit Training & Consulting Services, or do you wish to book an appointment with its team? Please address your e-mail inquiry to or phone us at +49-2159-6945-904