AuditingAuditing is a vital part of accounting. Traditionally, audits were mainly associated with gaining information about financial systems and the financial records of a company or a business.

However, recent auditing has begun to include non-financial subject areas, such as safety, security, information systems performance, and environmental concerns.

With non-profit organizations and government agencies, there has been an increasing need for performance audits, examining their success in satisfying mission objectives.