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English translation: operational audit/inspection

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German term or phrase:betriebswirtschaftliche Prüfung
English translation:operational audit/inspection
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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07:04 Apr 16, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: betriebswirtschaftliche Pruefung
context Auftragsbedingungen fuer Wirtschaftspruefer
Die Beruecksichtigung auslaendischen Rechts bedarf, ausser bei betriebswirtschaftlichen Pruefungen............
Zeus
Local time: 16:26
operational inspection
Explanation:
We also conduct operational inspections, e.g. of a company’s creditworthiness, defalcation investigations, and cost audits for government contracts and subsidies.

Ebenso führen wir betriebswirtschaftliche Prüfungen, z. B. Prüfung der Kreditwürdigkeit eines Unternehmens, Unterschlagungsprüfungen, Kostenprüfungen im öffentlichen Auftrags- und Zuschußwesen durch.
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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 17:26
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Perfect for the context. A late thank you!
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Summary of answers provided
na(management and) operational auditLeslie Nelman
naauditFuad Yahya
naauditUschi (Ursula) Walke
naunder "Betriebsprüfung" in Muret-Sanders:
Parrot
naoperational inspection
Vesna Zivcic
nabusiness management inspection, economy inspection
ChristinaT
nabusiness administration examinations
Kim Metzger


  

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6 mins
business administration examinations


Explanation:
Betriebswirtschaftlich can also refer to business management


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Kim Metzger
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Leslie Nelman

Vesna Zivcic
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14 mins
operational inspection


Explanation:
We also conduct operational inspections, e.g. of a company’s creditworthiness, defalcation investigations, and cost audits for government contracts and subsidies.

Ebenso führen wir betriebswirtschaftliche Prüfungen, z. B. Prüfung der Kreditwürdigkeit eines Unternehmens, Unterschlagungsprüfungen, Kostenprüfungen im öffentlichen Auftrags- und Zuschußwesen durch.


    Reference: http://www.wirtschaftspruefung.com/standard/german/schwerp/w...
Vesna Zivcic
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Perfect for the context. A late thank you!

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43 mins
business management inspection, economy inspection


Explanation:
Translation out of Langenscheidts Schulwörterbuch

Reference: economy inspection http://www.economyinspections.com/

Maybe you can use this, it depends on the context
Perhaps "business economy inspection, but I couldn't find a reference for this.

HTH


    Reference: http://www.economyinspections.com
ChristinaT
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44 mins
under "Betriebsprüfung" in Muret-Sanders:


Explanation:
audit, jur. review. Genaue Untersuchung: scrutiny, examination, analysis, consideration, studies. Erprobung: test, trial.


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Parrot
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1 hr
audit


Explanation:
audit = Wirtschaftsprüfung

and it normally takes place within a Betrieb (business).

there are some references to business audit in the web, but not enough to justify that extra word.
HTH


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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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Fuad Yahya
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2 hrs
(management and) operational audit


Explanation:
I agree with Vesna-Z, but in this context I would still call it an audit rather than an examination. A Google search got 776 hits for operational inspection, and they were more directed at samitation and safety. But I got 3340 hits for "operational audit" - and 4950 for "management audit," the latter seeming to be especially geared to internal auditing.
Take a look at these two websites:
www.bus.sfu.ca/homes/favere/Auditing/What is Auditing.htm
"Operational Audits
Operational Audits seek to determine whether an organization's operations are being run efficiently and effectively. It takes a stretch to come up with an explicitly stated management assertion concerning operational audits other than a general implicit understanding that management through its goals and objectives is effectively and efficiently carrying out its business. Likewise, it is difficult to identify established criterion for operational audits. About the only criterion to be used is good business common sense. Operational audits are much less structured and more customized for each individual audit than financial audits."

www.kellogg-llc.com/kservices/manaoper.html
"Our Management and Operational Audits focus on the root causes of performance and financial problems and provide clients with workable solutions to maximize project value."





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Leslie Nelman
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Kim Metzger
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1 day 12 hrs
audit


Explanation:
The definition of the word “Pruefung” in the following online German-English dictionary is a good place to start:

http://www.utoledo.edu/www/reference-materials/reference-boo...

Pruefung - examination
Pruefung - inspection; test


This double definition neatly summarizes the difficulty that answerers have had in suggesting a translation for the phrase “betriebswirtschaftliche Pruefung.” Both meanings can be found in use. Here is a bilingual citation where “examination” is the explicitly stated meaning:

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~rschild/gfa.html

“Walter Schuricht, Ing, was also the author of 4 books which would be described as practical handbooks for learning the new motorcycle and automobile technologies, titled:

Das Motorrad und Seine Behandlung (The Motorcycle and its Operation)
Die Pruefung des Kraftradfahrers (The Motorcyclists Examination)
Die Pruefung des Kraftwagenfuehrers (The Motorist's Examination)
Lexicon des Kraftradfahrers (The Motorcyclist's Lexicon)”


And here is another bilingual citation where “inspection” is the explicitly stated meaning:

http://www.arcs.ac.at/DissDB/diss/UW/SW/trn100009

“Die Pruefung der Konzernverrechnungspreise als betriebswirtschaftliches Problem unter Beruecksichtigung der handels- und steuerrechtlichen Situation

The inspection of intercompany prices as a commercial problem in view of the situation in commercial law and law of taxation”


The following quote is from the same source as the last quote. I cite it here because it may hold a clue to the translation you are seeking:

“Die Arbeit handelt von der Pruefung der Konzernverrechnungspreise, insbesondere von den handels- und steuerrechtlichen Konsequenzen einer Verrechnungspreisberichtigung durch die Steuerbehörden im Rahmen einer Betriebspruefung.

This thesis is about the inspection of intercompany prices. Special emphasis is given to the consequences (in terms of commercial law and law of taxation) of a transfer price adjustment by tax authorities within the framework of a government tax audit.”

Notice that “Pruefung” is translated as “inspection,” but “Betriebspruefung” is translated as “government tax audit” (“audit” alone would have sufficed; “government tax” is a modifier that is specific to the context). Literally, “Betriebspruefung” means “business inspection,” which is what an audit is.

The subject of your query, “betriebswirtschaftliche Pruefung,” adds another layer, “wirtschaftliche.” According to the Collins Large German Dictionary, 1999, “wirtschaftliche” means “conomic”or “financial.” As far as I can see, this additional layer simply confirms that the translation we are seeking here is “audit,” not in the generic sense of inspection, but in the specific sense of a financial review.

This is the only way I can make sense out of this expression in the absence of additional context.

Fuad


    Collins Large German Dictionary, 1999
    See additional citations above.
Fuad Yahya
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