Developing SOP's

SOP Development

Controls

                       Checklists & Formats

                         Documented Processes & Flowcharts

Instructions

Clarity

   SOPs encompass:

►Information that distinctly illustrates the flow of activities and tasks within the processes,

►Defined and deliberate ways for conducting the processes; and

►Acts as a proactive measure to address risks and controls for an organization.

Why do We need SOP's

Standard Operating Procedure

Establish and communicate guidelines for conducting processes in an effective manner all across the organization
Clearly articulates the purpose and flow of information and documentation relevant to the business processes
Facilitates introduction of preventive controls to replace/ supplement backward looking/ reactive mechanisms

                       Authority Matrices

Integration

Aids in integration of business processes across various functions & locations to strengthen critical internal interfaces

Consistency

Develops a common understanding of roles & responsibilities across functions & locations enabling greater efficiency & performance

Accountability

Provides a basis for assisting accountability to process owners; Facilitates identification of incompatible duties & aids to enhance internal controls