The Impact of Information Technology on the Audit Process: An Assessment of the state of the art and implications for the future.

In the future, paperless audits will become commonplace as audit clients increasingly shift to paperless systems and audit software is developed that allows auditors to complete most procedures online. To audit on-line systems, auditors will have to incorporate on-line audit software as their primary audit tool and gather evidence electronically. This paper assesses the current impact of technology on the audit process, and discusses the future implications of technological trends for the auditing profession. More specifically, provides a summary of how information technology has impacted audit planning, testing, and documentation.

Main Author: Bierstaker, James.
Other Authors: Burnaby, Priscilla., Thibodeau, Jay.
Language: English
Published: 2001
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