A check list may be ‘simple’ such as this, or very complex. You will find that the most important part of planning is time. One can dwell on one thing for hours if one wishes. This is the reason the scope of the audit should be well defined and a good reason for check lists.
This check list is more along the lines of what one might see for an auditor who pretty well knows the process. It is relatively specific to a particular company. On the other hand, it dos not cite specific operator instructions or other specific documents (by number or other specific identifier). I am not trying to say there should be more detail. Or less detail. Most importantly, ask yourself what you are trying to achieve -- and how much time you have to do it in.
Check List Example
This is part of a company’s check list. The entire list is in Audit_Check_List-A.doc
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