Whenever you are performing an audit, you will typically need to get evidence from the group that you are auditing. This evidence is used to support your audit work and critical to supporting your conclusions. When it comes to audit evidence, an ongoing question is around the difference between PBC and IPE documents. In this post, I'm going to share with you the difference … [Read more...] about What is the Difference between PBC and IPE?
There are 4 possible types of audit opinions that the auditor can provide for an audit. Unqualified Opinion: The unqualified opinion means that the report is 'clean' and the auditor did not find any issues that could impact the conclusion that the audit objectives were met. Think of the word unqualified to mean that there is no asterisk to the opinion and that the auditor is … [Read more...] about What are the Types of Audit Opinions?
In this post, I will share 6 skills you need to be a successful IT Auditor. As I noted in my previous post, being an IT Auditor takes more than simply obtaining the CISA certification. Another prior post shares 5 Essential Soft Skills in the Workplace for Career Success in the technology field. This post is more specific to skills needed for IT Auditing as there … [Read more...] about 6 Skills You Need to be a Successful IT Auditor
You read the title right and I’m sorry to burst your bubble. You cannot become an IT Auditor simply by getting the CISA certification. I have seen so many people try to start careers in IT Audit by getting the CISA certification. Unfortunately, that is not the right approach to starting a successful career as an IT Auditor. If you don’t know what the CISA Certification … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why the CISA Certification Does Not Make You an IT Auditor
IT Audit is a great career path for those looking to transition to a career in IT. I worked in the IT Audit field for many years and still work in an area that is close to it. One reason I love the IT Audit Career path so much is because it is a versatile field with many benefits. Do you have an analytical/investigative mind?Do you like to learn about different types … [Read more...] about IT Audit Career Path and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certification