Summary: The hard and low-effective work of the social-economic system proves that the problems’ volume is growing and their nature is growing more complicated. Finding alternatives for getting out of that state creates conditions for the society mentioning terms like “control” and ”audit” more and more often. Although their deficit is undisputable fact, if control presents in each managerial process by right at least theoretically, the situation with audit is different. Namely, that hints audit is to be urgently put in the focus of consideration. The substantiated interest grows bigger and bigger after the period of the beginning of the 21st century, when „the crisis in the trust”, connected to audit provokes the global economic crisis. This is the reason and grounds the material reviews the idea for audit and its fast progress. The analysis of this process is not directed towards conceptual beginning, usually written about, but towards the development and improvement of formal audit acts. The cause is the more and more popular application of various forms of audit and the requests for their results showed by wide circle of interested parties. The grounded interest reflects not only on the widening formal recognition but on the institutionality level improvement, too. The process of institutionalization during audit is the most serious proof that only high expertise and transparency could dispel society’s thoughts for vague future.
Key words: audit, institutionality, process, formal recognition