Quest CE Debuts Branch Audit Management Tool

MILWAUKEE – June 18, 2013 – Quest CE, premier provider of insurance continuing education and FINRA firm element training, announced today the debut of its new Branch Audit Management Tool. Designed and developed with extensive input from industry field auditors, Quest CE’s tool helps firms automate the entire internal audit lifecycle – from audit planning and scheduling to the development of audit reports.

“With the industry’s growing acknowledgement of the need for a customizable internal auditing system, Quest CE’s solution was built to easily adapt to company specific processes, enabling organizations to define, track and report on key observances affecting their firm,” said Quest CE Sales Executive Manager Jennifer Greene. “Recognizing the challenges of manual and paper-intensive procedures, more and more firms are turning to automated, mobile accessible technology to reduce the cost and time associated with the audit process.”

Utilizing Quest CE’s Branch Audit Management Tool, program administrators can seamlessly schedule audits, assign audit assessments, and coordinate information among auditors, branches and branch supervisors in one centralized location. Additionally, program users can create and edit audit questionnaires, with heightened capabilities to assign risk alerts to certain audit responses that require immediate follow-up. With access to auto-generated reports, auditors can easily follow-up on audit deficiencies through the tool’s email exchange system.

Quest CE’s tool simplifies auditors day-to-day work by harmonizing procedures and automating labor-intensive tasks. Using Quest CE’s four step audit process, auditors can easily track their audit progress through user-friendly, customizable checklists and forms.

Additionally, Quest CE’s platform is completely mobile compatible, allowing users to access the tool from any internet accessible device. Whether working in the corporate office or a remote location, auditors can document observances as they occur in real time, avoiding the time consuming and error prone process of manual intervention. Featuring a reactive design layout, menu items and audit questionnaires can expand and collapse as needed, allowing tablet users to efficiently utilize valuable screen real-estate.

During audit review, auditors can leverage Quest CE’s powerful reporting dashboard to create real-time reports summarizing branch audit findings. Information can be filtered and sorted by a variety of reporting queues to assess potential compliance gaps and provide a defensible compliance history.

Quest CE’s Branch Audit Management Tool can be used as a stand-alone solution or seamlessly integrated with Quest CE’s suite of compliance solutions. If you are interested in attending one of Quest CE’s upcoming webinars, demonstrating the new Branch Audit Management Tool, please follow the links below.

SESSION 1: Click here to register for June 25 at 10:00 AM CST
SESSION 2: Click here to register for June 27 at 2:00 PM CST

To learn more about Quest CE’s Audit Management features, visit the product page or email sales@questce.com.

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About Quest CE

For over twenty-five years, Quest CE has been the premier provider of Compliance Education to the financial services industry. In addition to offering Providership Administration and insurance continuing education (CE) for professionals holding insurance licenses and professional designations like the CFP, CPA, CPE, CIMA and CLU/ChFC designations, Quest CE also provides a complete spectrum of FINRA compliance training solutions including annually required Firm Element Training for registered representatives, on-demand Annual Compliance Meetings, Annual Compliance Questionnaires, Needs Analysis Surveys, Outside Business Activity Tracking, Gifts and Entertainment Tracking and Political Contributions Tracking.

Serving more than 550 leading insurance carriers, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial institutions, Quest CE is committed to providing advanced custom solutions at cost effective rates, while providing a level of service that greatly surpasses their competitors. Quest CE is the single source solution for organizations seeking training and compliance needs.