Computer Systems Auditor


Computer systems auditors are involved in the design and monitoring of control systems, which ensure the accuracy and security of data. They also review an organisation's computing environment and the use of their computer facilities. Computer systems auditors provide managers with expert opinions about the reliability of results and operations of computer systems. It is essential that computer systems auditors understand both the accounting and information technology implications of computer systems.

Duties & Tasks

Computer systems auditors may perform the following tasks:

  • analyse information processing systems to assess their completeness, accuracy, validity and efficiency
  • assess business systems to gauge the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of transaction processing
  • review applications systems and business procedures, and assess their effectiveness in achieving desired business objectives
  • participate in new system design to ensure an efficient, effective and well-controlled system
  • evaluate an organisation's computing environment for effective systems software, systems development and security procedures
  • check software and hardware acquisition in terms of its economic and operational efficiency
  • check and report on the usage of computing facilities
  • talk with data processing management and system users
  • write reports and recommendations for improvement in computing facility management.

Personal Requirements

  • interested in business
  • accuracy and attention to detail
  • logical and analytical
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • good leadership skills.

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