Internal document

An internal document is a record that is created and stored within a business. The document is used to support the processes of the organization. Examples of internal documents are:

  • Employee timecards and timesheets
  • Production plans
  • Purchase requisitions
  • Receiving reports
  • Sales orders
  • Scrap authorizations

Internal documents are not shared with outside parties. When an auditor is examining an organization's books, little reliance is placed on internal documents, since they are created internally and so are more likely to have been fabricated or altered than documents acquired from third parties.