IT Audit Series - How to audit using of CAATs

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

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In order to audit in today's complicated, computerized environment, the auditor must frequently utilize computer technology. This may take the form of auditing the computer applications themselves, utilizing computerized techniques to obtain information about non-computerized business areas and extracting and manipulating data from computerized systems. As such, it becomes imperative that auditors be familiar with the types of computerized audit tools and techniques available (CAATs), their advantages and disadvantages and be comfortable with their use.

This two-hour training is designed to give specialist IT auditors practical experience in both the selection of an appropriate CAAT as well as experience in running CAATs and interpreting results.

By the end of this training attendees will have an in-depth knowledge of:

  • The nature and usage of CAATS
  • Methods for determining the appropriate CAAT
  • Usage of differing types of CAAT
  • Interpretation of results
  • Verification of CAAT results


The training will cover the following areas:

  • System testing techniques
  • Computerized application systems
  • Non-computerized systems
  • CAAT types
  • Source code review
  • Use of Test Data
  • Parallel Simulation
  • Integrated Test Facilities
  • Snapshot Techniques
  • SCARF
  • Retrieval Software
  • Generalized Audit Software
  • Specialized Audit Software
  • Utility Software
  • ACL
  • IDEA

This is a previously recorded 2-hour AuditNet® webinar with Jim Kaplan and Richard Cascarino

Field: Auditing
CPE: 2
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video




Your Instructor


Richard Cascarino
Richard Cascarino

Richard is a principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates LLC based in Colorado, USA with over 32 years of experience in audit training and consultancy. http://www.rcascarino.com/


He is a regular speaker to National and International conferences and has presented courses and webinars throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA.


He has assisted in the implementation and audit of IT and Operational systems as well as the training of Internal Auditors in the USA, UK, and Middle East and throughout Africa. He is a Past President of the IIA – South Africa and founded the African Region of the IIA Inc. He has also served as a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He developed the BComm Internal Audit for the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the Honors program in Governance and Risk at the same university.


He is a consultant and lecturer with experience in Large scale, Project Management, Risk, Audit, Governance, Forensic, Internal and IT auditing education and author of the books Internal Auditing-an Integrated Approach and Auditor’s Guide to IT Auditing and Corporate Fraud and Internal Control: A Framework for Prevention published by Wiley in 2013. Data Analytics for Internal Auditors published in 2017 He is also a contributing author to the Governance section of all 4 editions of QFinance: The Ultimate Resource and is a frequent speaker at IIA, ACFE and ISACA workshops and conferences. His latest book, Complete Guide for CISA Exam Preparation came out in October 2020.


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