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