Which of the following is an example of internal benchmarking?
a. Book value per common share ratio is lower than that of the prior year
b. Staff turnover ratio is higher than the comparable organization in the same industry
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c. Utilities expense of the sales unit is higher than that of the customer service unit
d. Sales are significantly higher than the industry’s average for five years
According to IIA guidance, which of the following statements is true regarding the chief audit executive’s (CAE’s) responsibility for supervising an outsourced audit service provider, when the internal audit activity lacks the knowledge and expertise to perform the work?
a. If a competent outsourced service provider is selected, there is no need to supervise their work, as they are fully accountable for their work
b. An independent expert should be engaged to review the work of the outsourced service provider, to ensure independence and competency
c. The CAE must provide detailed and real-time instructions and guidelines during planning, execution, and reporting of the engagement
d. The CAE should perform a high-level review of procedures to ensure that engagement objectives are met and are supported by the work performed.