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5 edition of Auditing computer applications found in the catalog.

Auditing computer applications

a basic systematic approach

by Keagle W. Davis

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electronic data processing departments -- Auditing.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKeagle W. Davis, William E. Perry.
    ContributionsPerry, William E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF5548.2 .D3728 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 601 p. :
    Number of Pages601
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4273388M
    ISBN 100471054828
    LC Control Number81019679

    Work on the following accounting skills to ensure that you succeed at the senior level. When you work to improve your focus, you'll become more detail-oriented and reduce your risk of making mistakes. Those who have successfully completed the module will be able to: Understand and illustrate the control and audit issues relating to information systems Understand the contribution which technical audits make to overall audit objectives. It is recognised that auditors work in different types of computing environments so you are not required to give examples of specific hardware or software environments at this level. Describes the use of computer assisted audit techniques and computer fraud auditing; Explains IT audit in the context of the CobiT r framework; Accompanied by a CD with ACL software, and an appendix contains an audit case requiring its usage. When the check bounced, the participant's policy was retrospectively terminated, but the claim was still paid costing the company hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

    Application controls can be preventative or detective in nature and are designed to ensure the integrity of the accounting records. The computer itself as an audit tool is stressed-specifically, the use of computer audit software or the equivalent as a data base management query language. Without proper security measures in place from start to finish there will be a material weakness in the controls of the system because of this there will likely be some level of fraud as well. A regular printout of master files such as the wages master file could be forwarded monthly to the personnel department to ensure employees listed have personnel records.

    Course content Successful IIA Qualification in Computer Auditing students were awarded the designation QiCA, showing that they were able to: Demonstrate professional competence in their specialist field Apply computer auditing skills in practical day-to-day situations Give assurances on risk and control issues relating to information systems Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor their organisation's information systems in depth. Most companies will seek assurance that you have their best interests in mind and that you can maintain confidentiality. Application controls apply to data processing tasks such as sales, purchases and wages procedures and are normally divided into the following categories: i Input controls Examples include batch control totals and document counts, as well as manual scrutiny of documents to ensure they have been authorised. The controls over the development and maintenance of both types of software are similar and include: Controls over application development, such as good standards over the system design and program writing, good documentation, testing procedures eg use of test data to identify program code errors, pilot running and parallel running of old and new systemsas well as segregation of duties so that operators are not involved in program development Controls over program changes — to ensure no unauthorised amendments and that changes are adequately tested, eg password protection of programs, comparison of production programs to controlled copies and approval of changes by users Controls over installation and maintenance of system software — many of the controls mentioned above are relevant, eg authorisation of changes, good documentation, access controls and segregation of duties.


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Auditing computer applications book

The auditor will then test that data to determine if there are any problems in the data. Bryant, Nancy A. You can find other articles related it IT Auditing and Controls here. After the system has been implemented the control over system changes and the approval process required for it is vital to ensure the continued security and functionality of the system.

SASgeneralized audit software e. Also, with regard to the master file control there must be an independent review of master file changes and creation of transactional responsibilities to identify any redundant master files.

Work on the following accounting skills to ensure that you succeed at the senior level. Hunton, Stephanie M. Many audit-specific routines are used such as sampling.

Your presentation at this exit interview will include a high-level executive summary as Sgt. Audit case modules using Biltrite Bicycles, Inc.

In addition, take the time to hone your computer skills and research the programs that are most common for a professional at your level. The book also explores security issues, legal and ethical issues, and more. Review of controls around budgets and management review and also review of authorization for non-routine transactions and physical access will be imperative to ensuring the accuracy of the data input and output from the system.

Before you land that senior-level accounting manager jobyou've been eyeing, however, you should make sure your skills are up to speed.

Math Skills Most entry-level accountant jobs require you to have completed some basic accounting coursework to demonstrate that you grasp the fundamentals of the field.

Furthermore, the auditor was able to identify the reason why these claims were paid. And as a final, final parting comment, if during the course of an IT audit, you come across a materially significant finding, it should be communicated to management immediately, not at the end of the audit.

This total could also be printed out to confirm the totals agree. Schwieger, Hardcover: pages, Publisher: South-Western College The Fifth Edition presents current issues and adapts auditing approaches to business and economic complexities, focusing on the analysis of business risk and identifying fraud in the new auditing environment.

Legal Knowledge As a high-level accountant, you'll need more than just business savvy. In some cases, strong analytical skills can also help your business prevent unethical or fraudulent practices. One of the major advantages of SAP is that it can be programmed to perform various audit functions for you.

The information below is for reference only, for anyone who would like to know what QiCA holders studied when they took this qualification. To ensure that both are sufficient it is important that both be properly outlined and developed during implementation.

When testing a computer information system, the auditor is likely to use a mix of manual and computer-assisted audit tests. If the report is going to the audit committee, they may not need to see the minutia that goes into the local business unit report. Security[ edit ] Segregation of duties[ edit ] Security is the first and foremost concern in any SAP audit.

CAATTs, as it is commonly used, is the practice of analyzing large volumes of data looking for anomalies. Internal controls in a computer environment The two main categories are application controls and general controls.

Each supplement is devoted to a single audit topic, enhanced by appropriate illustrations, including checklists, forms, and workpapers. Proven learning features emphasize the relevance of what you're learning, help you refine your accounting skills, and assist you in learning how to effectively analyze accounting information.

It requires the auditor to obtain an understanding of the information system, including the procedures within both IT and manual systems.Offering concise, readable coverage of information technology auditing, this new book helps readers understand the impact of information and communication technologies on organizations and accountants, and shows how to apply IT-auditing techniques using computer-assisted auditing tools.

The book also explores security issues, legal and ethical. A Standard for Auditing Computer Applications is a dynamic new resource for evaluating all aspects of automated business systems and systems environments.

At the heart of A Standard for Auditing Computer Applications system is a set of customizable workpapers that provide blow-by. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

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