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Combined Assurance and the "One Audit Model" at BHP Billiton

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:59 AM


The benefit to collaboration is that we get a cross-pollination of skills and insights. Through our quality assurance processes, we control our final output – the audit report – to make sure both consistency and objectivity are maintained” 

– Stefano Giorgini, BHP Billiton

Publicly listed in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, BHP Billiton is a leading global natural resources company with more than 100 locations throughout the world and over 100,000 employees and contractors. BHP Billiton consists of five major businesses and 18 group functions - one of which is Group Risk Assessment & Assurance (GRA&A). In this profile, Stefano Giorgini, head of Group Risk Assessment and Assurance at BHP Billiton, outlines the following benefits to collaborating across the organization:

  • Plan and coordinate activities to avoid duplication of effort

  • Develop a standardized method for assessing and rating a process against controls

  • Robust action-tracking and closeout procedures

  • Deliver audit and assurance insights across a broad range of business, operational and technical processes


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Tags: training & development, internal audit, risk assessment, performer profiles, audit committee & board, audit planning, combined assurance, collaboration

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