Today at work my manager sent me an email requesting me to do an review on the adequacy of the internal controls surrounding a newly implemented application used by other business units within the company. I am unfamiliar with the technology used by this application, having been my first time exposed to it. I do not believe understand a full understanding is practical with the time constraints I was given.
I work in IT Audit and industry / professional guidelines - proficiency - 1006.2 and Due care - 1005.1- states that only with adequate knowledge can I accept an assignment.
I have always been know to be a dependable member of the team willing to go beyond expectations. I have been commended for my initiative on several occasions in the short time I have been with my current employer.
How can I decline this assignment without been seen negatively / seeming apathetic to growth?