EDP auditor


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EDP auditor

(job)
A person who analyses system functions and operations to determine adequate security and controls. An EDP analyst evaluates systems and operational procedures and reports findings to senior management. He writes ad hoc report programs using 4GLs and specialised audit software.

EDP auditor

A person who performs an EDP audit within an organization. Such individuals analyze the existing systems and procedures using audit software that samples databases and generates confirmation letters. See EDP audit and audit software.
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The text's greatest strength is the practical assistance provided for the EDP auditor, especially for new EDP auditors who are still becoming familiar with the exposures in each area and the control solutions available to them.
Singleton coauthored the book "Managing the Audit Function" and has published numerous articles on auditing and information technology, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and fraud, in publications such as "The EDP Auditor Journal/Information Systems Control Journal", "EDPACS", "The Journal of End User Computing", "The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance", "The Cooperative Accountant", "International Business Schools Quarterly".
In addition to his professional memberships, Cangemi is editor of the EDP Auditor Journal, a recognized author of auditing and accounting articles, and is a frequent speaker on various audit and information systems control-related topics at conferences, company meetings, professional organizations and universities.
The researchers also found an EDP auditor's educational background could influence the strength of knowledge structures: EDP auditors with more traditional accounting education exhibited enhanced control-objective structure while auditors with greater computer training showed enhanced transaction flow structure.
According to Jamie, an EDP auditor oversees computer systems already in use.
Prior to establishing his own firm in 1986, Bartolomei was an EDP Auditor with the accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand, now Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Mair the fourth most influential person among pioneers of information systems auditing in a study published by The EDP Auditor Journal, while his 1972 book, "Computer Control & Audit," was voted the second most influential book.
Each month, SC Magazine brings the world of information security to computer-security and information-systems planners, disaster-recovery planners, EDP auditors and other top decision makers, giving them the critical information they need to protect their information assets.