Internal & IT Audits

As a guardian of the public’s financial assets, banking is one of the most closely regulated industries. As such, a bank’s Board of Directors has a fiduciary duty to implement sound auditing practices that are appropriate to an institution’s size and the nature and scope of its operations. We can provide a fresh look at internal controls, procedures and practices in the development of objectives, and we can assist clients in developing a risk-based internal audit program.

FORVIS offers an effective subcontracted internal audit function that can independently evaluate an institution’s internal control systems. Our audit services are offered on a fully outsourced basis or as a complement to an existing internal audit function (co-sourcing).

Our professional staff understands the financial services industry and is experienced in evaluating systems of internal control, risk assessment and risk management.

Our Internal and Information Technology Audit Services include:

  • Performance of an audit Risk Assessment
  • Development of an annual Internal Audit Plan and implementation of the Internal Audit program
  • Assessment and review of the existing Internal and/or IT Audit function
  • Follow-up and analysis of previous Internal Audit reviews and reports
  • Outsourcing or co-sourcing of the Internal Audit function
  • Assistance with Regulatory Enforcement action
  • Information technology and information security auditing and analyses, including vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Internal control structure reviews
  • Assistance in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Section 302 and Section 404
  • Trust Department audits and reviews
  • Secondary market mortgage quality assurance reviews
  • Secondary market mortgage quality control reviews
  • Operational reviews of departments or areas within the bank, holding company or subsidiary


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