IT Audit Toolkit

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Execute IT audit procedures based on risk and impact to the business, across different applications, technologies and business processes, and in collaboration with internal and external partners and monitor completion of planned actions.

More Uses of the IT audit Toolkit:

  • Lead annual and ongoing SOX scoping to identify any changes to the systems, applications, and automated controls considered to be in scope for the current fiscal year.

  • Assure your organization evaluates the use of encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and findings from information technology security research.

  • Make sure that your organization develops and executes test steps and sampling strategy that adequately and efficiently substantiate that identified controls are designed and operating effectively.

  • Provide oversight and management of the external audit support program to ensure efficient execution and effective collaboration with external auditors related to Concur products.

  • Lead the preparation of your organization wide annual IT risk assessment; based on that risk assessment, contribute to the annual IT audit plan, and lead the execution of IT audits and review.

  • Execute testing of multiple IT assurance and advisory engagements in accordance with standards and expectations set forth in your Internal Audit Charter and the IT audit profession.

  • Perform pre implementation review of IT implementations and assess impact of system launches for changes to existing processes to identify IT, financial, and operational risks.

  • Secure that your organization utilizes the internal audit departments charter, internal audit policy and procedures manual, and the goals of your organization to create a consistent and quality approach to the audit function.

  • Establish that your organization serves as a liaison and lead on audit related initiatives managing relationships, collection of data, progression tracking, assessment and remedial activities.

  • Ensure you delegate; recommend changes in management monitoring and IT risk assessment, in the internal control structure, and in operating processes; identifying root causes of issues identified.

  • Secure that your organization assess risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non compliance; evaluating manual and automated financial processes; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.

  • Assure your organization assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non compliance, evaluating manual and automated processes, identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies.

  • Arrange that your organization utilizes more complex or creative ways of displaying supporting data and implements the most appropriate/effective resolution for issues involving the functional IT audit area.

  • Steer: proactively develop business partnerships with management and maintains a presence with management, where applicable, in order to understand business strategies, challenges and risks.

  • Make sure that your organization communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues; reviewing working papers; preparing final audit reports.

  • Manage work with internal controls department to identify deficiencies in existing processes/procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which processes/procedures are being followed.

  • Provide advice and share Internal Audit knowledge with business partner managers and staff to strengthen governance, risk, and control environments, as appropriate.

  • Identify and evaluate complex technology and business risks and internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.

  • Be certain that your organization shares knowledge, trends, and best practices with team members to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the completion of audits and to enhance your organizations risk assessment.

  • Perform thorough review of work papers to ensure that procedures have been completed, conclusions have been supported, and organization quality control procedures have been adhered to.

  • Identify risks and assess potential impact of risks on your organization; use a risk based approach to develop and adjust audit plans as appropriate and determine areas requiring additional analysis.

  • Ensure your organization improves asset protection by recommending and tracking changes in management monitoring, assessment, and motivational practices, in the internal control structure, and in operating processes; identifying root causes.

  • Apply specialized technical knowledge and expertise to perform review relating to the full life cycle of models, information technology applications, or risk management/analysis used across your organization.

  • Secure that your organization assess the efficiency and effectiveness of IT, financial, compliance, and operational controls using your objectivity and independence as an outsider, your professional benchmarks, and your organizations methodical approach.

  • Communicate audit progress and issues by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues; reviewing working papers; preparing clear and concise final audit reports.

 

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical IT Audit Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any IT Audit related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated IT Audit specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Audit Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Audit improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. How can organizations make use of advanced technology to turn mass data into useful information, perform predictive analytics and incorporate big data into decision making process?

  2. Does your it audit risk assessment process coordinate with, and consider the results of, other risk assessment dimensions, as financial, operational, compliance and geography?

  3. Does the board of directors check the procedures implementation which is done by manager of the internal auditing, information technology auditors and operation management?

  4. Have you observed interactions between your IT audit professionals and management that might have been handled more effectively from a communication standpoint?

  5. Are internal auditors able to communicate outsourced IT audit findings in a way that is understood and taken seriously by your organizations board of directors?

  6. Is your it audit department collaborating effectively with other areas of your business to manage shifting priorities or changes in the regulatory landscape?

  7. Is your audit strategic plan supported by individual tactical operating plans that take into account your IT audit requirements and deliverables?

  8. Do you have any comment on the consultancy services as set out in the agreements and the fee arrangements that are also set out in agreements?

  9. Has your it audit activity completed an evaluation and assessment of your organizations it governance process, in accordance with standards?

  10. Do all process audits contain procedures that evaluate application configuration settings for the applications that automate the processes?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the IT Audit book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your IT Audit self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the IT Audit Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IT Audit areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough IT Audit Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage IT Audit projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step IT Audit Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IT Audit project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Management Plan: Market risk -will the new service or product be useful to your organization or marketable to others?

  2. Quality Metrics: How do you know if everyone is trying to improve the right things?

  3. Risk Audit: Is the customer willing to establish rapid communication links with the developer?

  4. Project Performance Report: To what degree does the formal organization make use of individual resources and meet individual needs?

  5. Procurement Audit: When corresponding references were made, was a precise description of the performance not otherwise possible and were the already stated references accompanied by the words or equivalent?

  6. Requirements Management Plan: Is there formal agreement on who has authority to request a change in requirements?

  7. Quality Audit: Are multiple statements on the same issue consistent with each other?

  8. Planning Process Group: The IT Audit project charter is created in which IT Audit project management process group?

  9. Project Scope Statement: How will you verify the accuracy of the work of the IT Audit project, and what constitutes acceptance of the deliverables?

  10. Scope Management Plan: Pop quiz äóñ what changed on IT Audit project scope statement input?

 
Step-by-step and complete IT Audit Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT Audit project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Audit project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 IT Audit project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 IT Audit project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 IT Audit project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 IT Audit project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any IT Audit project with this in-depth IT Audit Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Audit projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in IT Audit and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make IT Audit investments work better.

This IT Audit All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.