If you’re looking for FREE audit work plans, AuditNet.org is probably your best bet. While the site is not free forever, you can get a FREE 30-day trial for a level 1 (basic) account. A premium account gives you access to all content (a basic account only provides access to a limited number of work plans). Here’s the annual fees as of today:
Annual fees (as of 7/7/12):
– Basic 30 Day Trial – FREE
– Basic (Individual only) – $24
– Premium Individual (for one user) – $140
If you have an ACL support agreement, you may be able to access AuditNet for FREE!
AuditNet has approximately 2000 audit work plans and online audit resources. Most of the work plans have been contributed by fellow auditors and are of varying quality, but some are very good. Either way, it’s a great place to start. Even if you pay for your own basic level membership, it’s worth the $18.
I’m always surprised when I meet auditors who don’t know about the site OR that they already have premium access to AuditNet. How’s that? If your company uses Audit Command Language (ACL) AND you have an ACL premium support agreement, you can access AuditNet as a premium subscriber for FREE.
If you can log into the ACL Support Center, go to this ACL page and click the AuditNet – Visit Now link. Once you land on AuditNet, click the Basic Level 1 Audit Programs link (both basic and premium level work plans are listed on the resulting page). Find the work plan you want, and click it to open and download it.
The AuditNet website could be more user-friendly and look more professional, but it is what it is, and it has little competition. I still recommend you use it.
If you know about other sites like this or would like to share your opinion of AuditNet, I’d love to hear from you. Please tweet this post so all your friends learn about AuditNet and how they can get premium content for FREE!