Ironically, the very schemes that mandate internal audits (self-audits) are the same schemes that view such audits with the greatest suspicion. It appears that these schemes understand the value of internal audits. Yet they view such audits with so much suspicion, especially when a person audits his or her own work. Two reasons come to mind immediately: 1. The schemes do not trust the people conducting the audits. 2 Scheme auditors may have observed and reported instances where the individuals auditing their own work have glossed over things but issued “pass” grades.
Both the distrust and gloss-over tendencies must of course be countered. The SSQA Concept provides clear and effective solution and I believe it is the only concept that provides such a solution as far as I have seen.
Posted By Felix Amiri