Meaning of “external audit” in the English Dictionary

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external auditnoun [ C ]

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ACCOUNTING an official examination of the accounts of a company or organization by an expert from outside:

He called for an external audit of the society's records.

LAW an examination of the activities of a company or organization in order to make certain it is obeying the law:

The team completed its audit of the hazardous waste treatment facility this week.

(Definition of “external audit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)