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 IT Auditing for Non-IT Auditors - What You Need to Know

10/7/2020 8:30 AM
10/7/2020 10:00 AM
Webinar |  

Registration Open until October 2​


Information Technology (IT) continues to evolve more rapidly than ever before and the pace of change is expontential.  Innovations in IT continue to create new businesses, opportunities, products and services that never existed and is now no longer IT at all; it is a direct business enabler to enhance and create value for organizations.  The increased use of IT has created complex inter-dependencies within and between companies, and reliance on external vendors.

As the use of IT capabilities continue to expand, it is difficult to ignore the need to audit the IT systems that companies have become so reliant on.  Furthermore, these systems process huge amounts of data utilizing artificial intelligence with a combination of sophisticated software, machine learning and human analytic skills.  With this evolution, it is imperative that the IT risks and impacts are understood, prioritized, evaluated, monitored and managed. 

With the heavy dependence on IT, it is very difficult to “audit around IT” today and Internal Auditors have a pivotal role to play.  Internal Auditors, as the third line of defence, safeguard the assets and ensure that the organization can meet its objectives.  Due to the complex nature of IT, many Internal Audit functions are challenged to staff this internally and may have to rely on outsourcing or co-sourcing models instead. 

In this introductory session on IT audit, we will cover:
• IT audit planning, scoping, staffing and timing 
• Managing the IT audit
• Key IT “jargons”
• Favourite IT Controls
• Favourite IT Automated and Application controls
• Reviewing CSAE 3416 and SOC audit reports
• Closing and concluding the IT audit



Peter is a Partner with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services Group. Peter leads the technology risk consulting and audits bringing over 20 years of audit experience and 7 years of progressive executive management experience in industry.  As a trusted advisor, Peter has experience with a broad range of industries including: SaaS, IaaS, AaaS, start-ups, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail, credit unions and public sector.

Most recently, Peter served as the Acting CFO and VP Finance at Manitoba Public Insurance where he helped lead a $2 billion organization.  This combination of industry and public accounting experience enables him to understand clients’ needs and communicate complex, sensitive issues in a clear and pragmatic manner to management and the Board of Directors.


Kaushik is a Senior Manager with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services practice and has over eighteen years of audit experience with expertise in CSAE3416/SSAE16/ISAE3402 Audits, Information Technology Audits, Conversion Reviews, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”), Operational Audits, External Quality Assessments (“EQA”), Financial Statements Audits, and Compliance Audits.

Kaushik has managed major clients in various industries including Retail. Prior to working with MNP, he worked with Deloitte in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Kaushik has also led the Compliance and Risk Management function at a large loyalty marketing company where he was managing ICFR (SOX), Fraud monitoring and vendor risk. He has extensive experience in managing all phases of an engagement – planning, execution, and reporting – and has effectively managed project teams of various sizes throughout his career.


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IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $56.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $64.99 (Plus HST)

Groups of 5 or more from the same organization receive a 10% discount per registration

CPE: 1.5 credits

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.

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