Computer Auditor








What is a Computer Auditor?

Computer Auditors usually work for external auditing firms which are hired by a company to audit their information technology departments.

As a Computer Auditor you will need to have extensive knowledge of the IT industry and preferably a background in finance.

What does a Computer Auditor do?

These audits are usually divided into 5 categories:

  • development or programming standards as well as the accompanied documentation are evaluated
  • the level of control in the department is investigated e.g. Does management have control over expenses or software licensing?
  • the way in which the department supports its computer-users is evaluated
  • access rules and regulations of the local-and/or Wide Area network are investigated
  • policies and procedures are evaluated and how they are implemented

Once the 5 areas have been invested, a report is compiled.

Are you … ?

  • computer literate?
  • good with figures?
  • good at extrapolating information?
  • analytical?
  • conscientious?
  • problem solver?

How do I become a Computer Auditor?

Some universities will offer degrees in Computer Auditing. 

Check with your local university for details and for their admission requirements – as each has their own.

A studies in finance/accounting is strongly recommended.


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Analyst Programmer … or … Networker

Is becoming a Computer Auditor the right career choice for me?