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March 1, 2010  6:41 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
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The final audit report should clearly identify ‘gaps’ in controls and the source of the vulnerabilities. Of the potential vulnerabilities documented in the audit report, it is importance to identify any significant, or material, risks. It must also include recommendations to...

February 25, 2010  7:56 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Assurance, Audit Opinion, Engagement, Evidence, IT Audit, Project Management, Reporting

Once the draft audit report is generated, it must be reviewed by key IT managers as well as key business managers. To facilitate this essential audit activity, the IT auditor can contact selected key audit area personnel for scheduling a ‘


February 22, 2010  6:13 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
AA, AICPA, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Assurance, Audit Opinion, CA, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, CIA, CICA, CISA, CITP, CPA, Engagement, Evidence, Finding Form, IFAC, IS Audit, ISACA, IT Audit, PM, Project Management, Reporting, The IIA, The IIC

Generally, following audit area findings assessment completion and ensuring appropriate working papers retention, an IT auditor documents the draft audit report based on auditing standards and...

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February 18, 2010  7:33 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
AA, AICPA, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Assurance, Audit Opinion, CA, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, CIA, CICA, CISA, CITP, CPA, Engagement, Evidence, IFAC, Information Technology, ISACA, IT, IT Audit, PM, Project Management, Reporting, The IIA

Through an IT auditor’s efforts, audit findings are facts generated which directly support and evidence conclusions as well as recommendations. Audit findings are also the product of all previously performed audit work...


February 15, 2010  7:18 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
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The process utilized to ascertain ‘the degree of correspondence’ between assertions, or


February 11, 2010  7:05 PM

IT Audit Reporting: Communicating Results – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
AA, AICPA, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Assurance, Audit Opinion, CA, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, CIA, CICA, CISA, CITP, CPA, Engagement, Evidence, IFAC, Information Technology, ISACA, IT, IT Audit, PM, Project Management, Reporting, The IIA

IT audit area reporting conveys an opinion concerning control adequacy based on planning, studying, testing and...


February 4, 2010  6:50 PM

IT Audit Fieldwork: Generally Accepted Processes – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
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Compliance and substantive testing to collect sufficient evidential matter to render an opinion on the audit area follows the


January 28, 2010  4:56 PM

IT Audit Fieldwork: Generally Accepted Processes – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
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Concepts and procedures involved in the auditor’s study and evaluation of controls for manual systems are also applicable when processing is performed by IT. Commonly, a primary objective of the...


January 25, 2010  4:35 PM

IT Audit Fieldwork: Generally Accepted Processes – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
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Collection of sufficient evidential matter required for compliance with the third generally accepted standard of audit fieldwork affects the IT auditor as to the type of evidence to be collected and as...


January 21, 2010  10:04 PM

IT Audit Fieldwork: Generally Accepted Processes – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
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The second generally accepted standard of audit fieldwork requires the study and evaluation of controls. Potential...


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