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