The latest best practices for ensuring total compliance through effective IT audits Information Technology Best Practices for Auditors and Managers is a comprehensive guide to uncovering risk and fraud in IT. Written by a professor of forensic accounting, this book provides the most up to date best practices for effectively responding to information technology risk, using the latest and most effective processes, techniques, and tools. You'll learn how to identify weaknesses in information technology systems and controls, and gain deeper insight into the most common signs of fraud as you apply the close examination of an IT audit. The discussion includes recommendations for improving controls and associated procedures, as well as an expert perspective on producing information management and business intelligence results that can drive better business decision-making. The companion website features multiple tools for IT auditors, including forms, checklists, and guidelines by the AICPA's IT Executive Committee and AICPA's IT Audit School, giving you an immediately actionable resource for a more complete IT audit.
All auditors need to be able to assess the risk IT brings to a business and its financial reporting, and how to effectively address those risks. This book provides expert guidance on the best practices, tolls, and methods surrounding risk response in an IT context. * Improve the reliability of your IT general controls * Find more efficient methods of evaluation and testing * Develop more comprehensive reporting procedures using IT * Help management get more information out of business intelligence There is an increased need for effective IT auditing as organizations increase their use of and reliance on information technology for the processing of financial transactions. Information Technology Best Practices for Auditors and Managers helps you put the most current, most effective procedures in place to ensure total compliance and enable better business.