IT Audit Series - Performance Auditing of the IT Function
Everything you need to know about evaluating the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the IT function
A major component of organizational budgets is the IT department. The primary reason for this is the potential contribution which the IT function can make to the competitiveness and bottom-line performance of the corporation.
Auditing in this area has traditionally been reserved for the specialist IT auditor.
In this training, participants will be introduced to the VFM techniques they require to permit a generalist auditor to evaluate the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the IT function.
The objectives of the training are to provide attendees with the tools and techniques needed in their own environments to:
- Familiarize auditors with the Key Performance Areas within IT
- Introduce them to a VFMA methodology to determine whether the IT resources are being optimized
- Provide delegates with a complete VFMA audit plan for the IT function
The training will cover the following areas:
- Background and objectives of VFMA
- Operational auditing methods and techniques
- Major operational areas in IT
- Risks and control opportunities
- Economy of resource utilization
- Efficiency determination of the key performance areas
- The quantification of effectiveness
- Implementing the VFMA audit programmer
- Performing the audit and following-up
This is a previously recorded 2-hour AuditNet® webinar with Jim Kaplan and Richard Cascarino
AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.
As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/
Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.
As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.