As an auditor, I have seen clients lose their composure just because I walk through the door. In my experience, mention the word Audit or Auditor and watch the impending doom crash in like a stormy day. I can tell they are thinking, “Not again?!” or “Didn’t I just see you?!” With regulatory and rules requirements constantly in flux, a strong audit regimen is essential to ensuring your success - it’s also a required component of your compliance program! When I was a banker, I looked at an audit as an opportunity to have an extra set of eyes on my program to ensure that gaps were identified and could be resolved.