? Decide what areas of the company will be audited and the frequency of the audits. Prepare a yearly audit schedule and distribute. ? Make an audit plan. Decide what other audit resources are needed - checklists, other auditors? ? Explain the purpose of the audit - is it to comply with government regulations, quality standards, internal procedures and systems? v Describe the scope of the audit - is it an overview of the area being audited or is it to concentrate on a particular system within the area? ? Hold a meeting with the auditors to discuss the plan, purpose, and scope of the audit.