September 18, 2012
Kudler’s Audit Processes
Kudler Fine Food has expanded business and updated their computer systems to meet demands. As IT information is adopted within the organization, automation control processes has become more virtualized. To ensure that Kudler’s computerize systems function properly an audit must be performed on an annual basis. Management at Kudler Fine Foods wants to see the proposed audit schedules for all systems. Management wants to know the types of audit and how they will be conducted. In addition, management would like to know about events that might prevent reliance on auditing through the computer. Types of Audit
Information technology and financial audits primary objectives are to ensure data integrity, safety, secure and operational effectiveness for Kudler’s business processes. Internal audit will provide an opinion on the accuracy and fairness of the financial statements. “This fairness evaluation is conducted in the context of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and requires application of generalized auditing standards” (Bargranoff, 2008).
External audits will assess computer-base accounting systems. The purpose of the audit is to determine how the computerized system impacts Kudler’s financial statements. Substantive test will be done to ensure proficiency; and it will begin with a preliminary test. A risk assessment will be another objective of the audit. “Risks of material misstatement can arise from a variety of sources, including external factors, such as conditions in the company's industry and environment, and company-specific factors, such as the nature of the company, its activities, and internal control over financial reporting” (Audited No.12, 2012). The risk must be evaluated because the system controls strengths and weakness affects the scope of the audit. “The risk-base audit approach provides auditors with a good understanding...