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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An investigation of how EDP auditors' thought processes affect their work.
The current study evaluated whether a control-objective or transaction-flow knowledge structure led to higher performance in the review of internal controls by EDP auditors. EDP auditors, using control reviews and computerized auditing systems, are responsible for evaluating the integrity of data processed by computers.
The problem with EDP auditors is that they must have extensive controls built into the data processing systems in order to perform their job.
EDP auditors are concerned, in part, with the accuracy of computer input and output as this accuracy relates to the possibility of financial impropriety, security leaks, or fraud.
Gerberick is the recipient of Recognition of Service, Certificate of Appreciation, and Distinguished Achievement awards from ACM, LA/ACM, IIA; EDP Auditors, and Los Angeles City Schools.
Jobs covered in a nationwide survey include programmers, systems analysts, computer operators, project managers, data base administrators, EDP auditors, and MIS directors.