- 1An official inspection of an individual’s or organization’s accounts, typically by an independent body.More example sentences
- We have an independent audit and accountants say the Duchy is being run according to all modern accounting practices.
- The member states were persuaded that an independent audit body was warranted, given the emergence of an EU budget with supranational characteristics.
- Like many other professions involving large volumes of cash transactions, vets also come under the scrutiny of tax officials in audits.
- 1.1A systematic review or assessment of something: a complete audit of flora and fauna at the siteMore example sentences
- Start by completing an audit of the existing lighting systems, assessing both the condition and the performance of all components in the system.
- The situation will then be reviewed after a safety audit.
- The last chapter is on clinical audit and learning from systematic case reviews assessed against explicit criteria.
verb (audits, auditing, audited)[with object] Back to top
- 1Conduct an official financial examination of (an individual’s or organization’s accounts): companies must have their accounts auditedMore example sentences
- It is illegal for a director to audit his own company's accounts.
- However, when accounting firms audit businesses that they also serve as consultants, they lose their independence.
- Any severe, firmwide sanction, such as a one-year ban on auditing public companies, could put an accounting firm out of business.
- 1.1Conduct a systematic review of: auditing obstetrical and neonatal careMore example sentences
- Management plans are valid for fifteen years though they are reviewed and audited every five years.
- We've had international institutions audit our systems.
- She is a security expert who audits computer systems and networks for security vulnerabilities.
- 2North American Attend (a class) informally, not for academic credit.More example sentences
- You may be able to audit classes, attend without receiving any academic credit.
- While auditing a class taught by Robert Lowell at Boston University, Sylvia met another poet hell-bent on suicide, Anne Sexton.
- Then for my final grade, the university said I was auditing the class, even though I got an A.
late Middle English: from Latin auditus 'hearing', from audire 'hear', in medieval Latin auditus (compoti) 'audit (of an account)', an audit originally being presented orally.