IT Auditor Job Description And Profile

IT auditors are required to be technically proficient leaders and collaborators. IT auditors are half IT systems experts and half assessors. They must be careful and skilled analysts of IT infrastructure and processes. IT auditors are also responsible for communicating shortfalls in IT security and risk management. They suggest changes to procedures and programming. They also handle training and compliance. Their goal is to ensure high quality, a good network, and technical standards.

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As mentioned in our Qualifications and Skills page for IT auditors, successful IT audit candidates must have a long tech career. It could be in IT, systems administration, IT security, or programming. The difference between a good IT auditor and a great one is how well you can package process changes. You must also provide good reports and work with other departments to improve IT compliance.

IT audits are generally broken down into groups or audit types.

There Is a Need for Hands-On Experience by IT Auditors in the Following:

  • Technological innovation processes,
  • Innovative comparison audits,
  • Technological position audits,
  • Systems and applications audits,
  • Information processing facilities audits,
  • Systems development audits,
  • Management of IT and enterprise architecture,
  • Client, server, telecommunications, intranets, and extranets audits.

The IT audits above will include risk management and security assessments. They will cover each department, process, and application. The audits will produce findings that will impact IT governance and compliance.

Communication and Critical Thinking

Like other industry audits, reporting is key. IT auditors must be confident in communication and fastidious with feedback. This takes a candidate with maturity. It also takes a lot of critical thinking and experience with high-level communications. Reporting language needs to be simple and succinct because you will be sharing your results with stakeholders who aren’t in IT as well as IT teams.

Change Management

The outcomes of an IT audit are where auditors make the most impact. IT auditors must focus on improvements. Effective reporting and communication should be based on change management. They should also be based on testing and then improving application controls. They should also cover any needed training or upgrading to maintain improved standards.

Search other articles to learn more about IT auditor careers:

IT Auditor Qualifications & SkillsSalary & PayCV Template & ExamplesHow To Become An IT Auditor

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