Overview, concepts and scope: The primary objective of the administrative audit is to identify deficiencies or irregularities in any part of the company concerned and point out its probable solutions. The aim is to help management to achieve more efficient administration. His intention is to examine and evaluate the methods and performance in all areas. Evaluation factors include the economic outlook, the appropriateness of the organizational structure, compliance with policies and procedures, the accuracy and reliability of controls, suitable protective methods, the causes of variations, the proper use of personnel and equipment and satisfactory operating systems. Consider that Management Audit is a comprehensive and constructive review of the organizational structure of an enterprise, institution or government department, or any other entity and its control methods, means of operation and give employment to their human and material resources. ” (William P. Leonard. Audit Administrative.1989.pag.45).
The studies are conducted management audits to identify gaps cause difficulties, are current or potential irregularities, bottling, neglect, fault, error, embezzlement, waste exaggerated, unnecessary losses, wrong actions, poor cooperation, friction between executives and a general lack of knowledge or from what is a good organization. Often happens that losses occur for prolonged periods of time, which, like chronic diseases, will make matters worse due to lack of vigilance. The Management Audit can be a specific function, department or group of departments, one division or group or business divisions in its entirety. Some audits involve a combination of two or more of these areas. The field of study may include production economics, including elements such as specialization, simplification, standardization, diversification, expansion, contraction and integration.