ABSTRACT: We provide data on the extent to which computer‐related audit procedures are used and whether two factors, control risk assessment and audit firm size, influence computer‐related audit procedures use. We used a field‐based questionnaire to collect data from 181 auditors representing Big 4, national, regional, and local firms. Results indicate that computer‐related audit procedures are generally used when obtaining an understanding of the client system and business processes and testing computer controls. Furthermore, 42.9 percent of participants indicate that they relied on internal controls; however, this percentage increases significantly for auditors at Big 4 firms. Finally, our results raise questions for future research regarding computer‐related audit procedure use.
An Investigation of Factors Influencing the Use of Computer‐Related Audit Procedures
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Diane Janvrin, James Bierstaker, D. Jordan Lowe; An Investigation of Factors Influencing the Use of Computer‐Related Audit Procedures. Journal of Information Systems 1 March 2009; 23 (1): 97–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.2308/jis.2009.23.1.97
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