What types of questions should I ask in an internal audit?

Posted by Craig Thornton

Webinar Background

In this webinar, I was joined by Andrew Thornhill from IRM Systems.  Andrew is based in Melbourne Australia.  He is a certification auditor and an audit trainer.

Andrew discussed the types of questions you should use so that you get the most out of your internal audits.


When conducting an internal audit, interviewing people and asking good questions is one of our key sources of evidence.

So which is the best type of question to collect this evidence? Of course it all depends on the evidence you are seeking.

The questions discussed during this webinar include:

  • Open
  • Closed
  • Challenging
  • Summarising
  • Simple
  • Show me
  • Leading

When should you use these questions?

Here are the slides from this webinar.





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