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By Kelly Huckabone
Within Unity™ Lab Services, we use a volunteer audit team to help us run our internal audit program often using a remote approach. I get asked by managers what makes a good auditor because we have a program where people can be nominated to become a volunteer auditor as a development opportunity if they want audit experience. There are so many different skill sets and behavioral traits that make people strong auditors. In no particular order, I have thought long and hard about the mix and profile on our own internal audit team and here are my top ten auditor qualities:
Of course, there is no one employee that has all of these strengths. It is about identifying the strengths within each audit team member and leveraging those using a team approach as well as continuing to develop the other areas.
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About the author
Kelly Huckabone is the North American Audit Program Manager who oversees the Unity™ Lab Services internal and external customer and supplier audit programs. Kelly is a certified risk manager, lead auditor with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and has been conducting audits for over 25 years for different quality systems, including ISO 9001, 13485, and 17025, as well as Health Canada and the FDA.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.