Audit Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old audit quotes, audit sayings, and audit proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.     

Regina Brett

You can do a life audit at any age or stage of life. Don't waste time on things that aren't necessary or good for you. Life is short. Do the bits you have to do and use the rest of your life to have a wonderful time.     

Caroline Righton

If you can't show through an audit trail how you arrived at the numbers on your balance sheet, that is a significant internal control failure.     

Robert Cobb

I always do a mental audit at the end of the week to make sure I'm balancing time between my career and my personal life.     

Jill Wagner

Remember that even if you haven't been audited in the past, it doesn't mean you won't be in the future. And it only takes one audit to ruin your day.     

Kathy Burlison

Whoso seeks an audit here propitious, pays his tribute, game or fish, wild fowl or venison, and his errand speeds.     

William Cowper

Given the risks of an expensive audit, paying strict attention to the rules is the only smart decision you can make.     

Kathy Burlison

Audit findings are easy to come up with, successful change from a finding is true internal audit value.     

Michael Piazza

For every operation audited, know the mission ... the purpose... the reason for being.     

Larry Sawyer

A fundamental key to audit success is the reputation for objectivity. That implies independence from activities reviewed. Complete independence is an unattainable goal while practical independence is not only possible but absolutely essential.     

Larry Sawyer

Everything in this audit is accounting issues.     

Don MacGhan

You have to have a reason to conduct an audit in the first place. You can't just request to look through books.     

Shannon Hurst

They're grading for audit potential, and the more your return deviates from the norm, the higher your score.     

Fred Daily

There has to be a regular performance audit to do a comprehensive analysis to determine how the funds are performing. We can't come to the bargaining table with information that's six years old.     

Jesse Case

The purpose of this audit was to test the public-records compliance for the public, not the media. We specifically didn't want people who were savvy with the law.     

Barbara Petersen