Audit schedulers are essential in the audit process and are often the ones we turn to when we urgently need to book an audit on short notice. This is why it is important for the audit schedulers to ensure that the scheduled audit is requested on the producer’s latest approved SAQ. To ensure that the auditor has the current, most accurate information relating to the site where they are auditing, the latest SAQ should be completed and approved at least 7 days prior to the audit.
Auditors also need the latest approved SAQ to help them prepare for the upcoming audit and to familiarise themselves with the information contained in the SAQ. When scheduling the audit, accurate information is required relating to the membership level of the producer on the MySIZA platform, the worker totals, the location of the site(s), as well as the distance between sites if the member is registered as a multi-site. This information also has an impact on the costs surrounding the audit and the quotations that are given to members. Corroborating the information the producer provides to the scheduler, the information on the SAQ, and the information collected by the auditor on the day of the audit is essential in ensuring that due diligence is done by the appointed audit company. If any discrepancies are picked up by audit schedulers, they should communicate with SIZA staff in order to validate the information and resolve any issues.