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Fundamentals of Information Risk Management Auditing: An introduction for managers and auditors by Christopher Wright

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CHAPTER 9: OVERVIEW OF APPLICATION CONTROLS (INTEGRITY)

Introduction

In addition to reviewing general arrangements for IT, the IRM manager/auditor may be asked to look at the controls within a specific application system (e.g. payroll, sales, ERP). Consider a nice, simple system. We own a shop and want to know how much stock it contains so we request a stock take. How do we know that the stock level shown on the stock take is correct? It will be correct if:

•   actual stock has been independently verified/counted.

•   we include every line and item of stock.

•   the prices shown for each line are accurate and realistic.

•   the calculation of total values is correct.

•   we only include those items we own (for example, not including items we ...

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