Audit Service trains staff to use ITAM

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The Audit Service in collaboration with AFROSAI-E is organising a five-day training programme for staff in the IT Unit to enable them use the ITAM. The workshop seeks to help participants to acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform IT audits; to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to perform the audit tasks and procedures as per the guidance given by the IT Audit Guideline; and to maintain a record of work done using standard working paper templates in line with ISACA Standards & Guidelines

The Assistant Auditor-General, Mr George Sackey who opened the training session said the workshop will create uniformity in working papers in conducting IT audits in the Service. He encouraged participants to take the course serious as the working papers will improve supervision,

This training is important because the Regularity Audit Manual (RAM) introduced by AFROSAI-E did not follow up with working papers for IT audits as compared to regularity audits. As a result, IT Auditors struggled to cover all the necessary steps in the RAM and document them. AFROSAI-E therefore brought IT experts together who have developed IT Audit Management (ITAM) and Working Papers that are customized for stand-alone IT Audits and Joint Audits to ensure that standardized IT audit working processes are followed and reports are produced in line with recognized international IT practices.

The following standards and framework were used in developing the ITAM and working papers: International Standards on Auditing (ISAs); International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs); ISACA Standards & Guideline; IT Audit Framework (ITAF); IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and COBIT 5

Facilitators at the programme which spans from 01 -05 October, 2018 are IT Manager for AFROSAI-E, Madam Hanne Nordrchang, Assistant Auditor-General and Head of the IT Audit Unit, Mr. George Sackey, Director of Audit, Madam Theresa Sarpong and Principal Auditor, Emmanuel Vanderpuye