Audit testing

An audit engagement may include control testing activities during which controls are evaluated for design and operational effectiveness.

Test Templates and Test Plans

To conduct control testing, before an engagement starts, audit managers create test plans for the relevant controls. Audit managers can use test templates to create multiple test plans for similar controls at one time.

During the Validate state of an audit engagement, the test plans that are associated with the controls in the engagement's scope are automatically associated with the engagement. Audit managers can generate control tests from those associated test plans and create individual control tests as needed.