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Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) 8: Auditing Application Controls

Application controls should undergo periodic audits. This guide provides practical advice and the tools you'll need to successfully implement an audit.

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It is important for the chief audit executive (CAE) and his or her team to develop and execute audits of application controls on a periodic basis in order to determine whether they are designed appropriately and operating effectively.  This new IIA guidance, Auditing Application Controls, provides internal auditors with the following information.
  • What is application control?
  • What is the relationship between application controls and general controls?
  • Why rely on application controls?
  • How to scope a risk-based application control review?
  • What are the steps to conduct an application controls review?
To further assist CAEs or other individuals who use this guide, also included is a list of key application controls, a sample audit plan and a list of some application control review tools.
 
 
 
Prepared by The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA), each Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) is written in straightforward business language to address a timely issue related to information technology (IT) management, control, and security. The GTAG series serves as a ready resource for chief audit executives on different technology-associated risks and recommended practices.

 

Item Number: 10.6177

It is important for the chief audit executive (CAE) and his or her team to develop and execute audits of application controls on a periodic basis in order to determine whether they are designed appropriately and operating effectively.  This new IIA guidance, Auditing Application Controls, provides internal auditors with the following information.
  • What is application control?
  • What is the relationship between application controls and general controls?
  • Why rely on application controls?
  • How to scope a risk-based application control review?
  • What are the steps to conduct an application controls review?
To further assist CAEs or other individuals who use this guide, also included is a list of key application controls, a sample audit plan and a list of some application control review tools.
 
 
 
Prepared by The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA), each Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) is written in straightforward business language to address a timely issue related to information technology (IT) management, control, and security. The GTAG series serves as a ready resource for chief audit executives on different technology-associated risks and recommended practices.

 

Item Number: 10.6177