”Imagine you’re an independent contractor who has accepted a job working with an internal audit department. You will lead the audit project, supported by the department’s staff. What questions would you ask before starting? (Perhaps, before even accepting.)
What is the objective, purpose, and scope? Will any of those change as the project progresses? Are you sure?
Are the right people and assets in place already? Will the budget change? Will the number of support staff, number of audit hours, or travel budget be cut? If something is found which warrants extra work, will resources be made available?”