In business and accounting , information technology controls or IT controls are specific activities performed by persons or systems designed to ensure that business objectives are met. They are a subset of an enterprise's internal control. IT control objectives relate to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and the overall management of the IT function of the business enterprise. ITGC include controls over the Information Technology IT environment, computer operations, access to programs and data, program development and program changes. IT application controls refer to transaction processing controls, sometimes called "input-processing-output" controls.

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They apply to all systems environments, components, processes, and data, and can be relevant to practically any audit engagement. According to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing , internal auditors are expected to have sufficient knowledge of key information technology risks and controls, and available technology-based audit techniques to perform their assigned work.

This course presents the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with IT general controls, including controls provided by automated systems. With an emphasis on ways the operational audit can participate in IT-related activities within audit engagements, this course provides tips on how to apply learned concepts to the risk evaluation and the audit process.

This interactive course is designed for internal auditors in all sectors with 1 to 2 years of auditing experience, who are interested in gaining additional insight into how to assess IT general controls. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.

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Explore the use of data analytics in assessing IT general controls. State the IT general control audit concepts necessary to perform an audit of IT applications supporting key processes.

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IT General Controls

The objectives of ITGCs are to ensure the integrity of the data and processes that the systems support. The most common ITGCs are as follow:. We assist organizations in designing ITGC frameworks and providing operating effectiveness assurance through co-sourcing and outsourcing of ITGC audits. Schneider Downs dedicated IT audit professionals have experience working with a wide variety of industries of all sizes. Our ITGC services will be tailored to the organizations risk appetite and compliance requirements. With a large number of skilled and seasoned IT Auditors on-staff, we are able to tailor IT audit plans and deliver results that are designed to mitigate the most critical risks to your organization.

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