In Audit Effectiveness, Dr Kamil Omoteso examines how information technology is changing the landscape for the audit profession as IT tools and techniques continue to be developed for auditors in the pursuit of quality, efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to shedding light on practical subjects such as audit automation, continuous online auditing and computer auditing, this book introduces some theory that helps explain the motivation for the use of new tools and techniques, and assists understanding of their impact on the quality of audit judgment. The book proposes a three-layered model - an integration of contingency, socio-technical systems and structuration theories - for a comprehensive understanding of IT's impact on audit. The model advocates that the use of IT in audits is a function of certain contingent factors that determine an optimal mix of human skills and technological capabilities, which would lead to changes in the nature of auditors' roles and outputs and audit organisations' structures. Dr Omoteso puts forward an audit automation maturity model that can help audit firms/departments to understand their current level of IT integration and how to systematically enhance their capabilities with a view to meeting modern IT challenges - taking them from the position of mere 'followers of technology' to that of effective 'leaders of technology'. Audit Effectiveness is for anyone practising in auditing or accounting automation, as well as for those with an academic or research interest in the challenges posed by technological advances for auditors in particular, and for managers in general.
Kamil Omoteso received his PhD in Accounting Information Systems from De Montfort University, UK, where he was a Principal Lecturer & the Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Accounting at the University Business School. He is currently a Deputy Head at Coventry University and an External Examiner at two other UK universities. Dr Omoteso began his academic career in 2001 at Lagos State University, Nigeria, after five years working in an accounting practice. He has now taught auditing at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels for over 10 years. His research interests cover auditing, ICT impact on organisations, accountability and governance, and he currently supervises doctoral students within these research areas. Dr Omoteso is widely published. He serves as an Editorial Board member and a Reviewer for a number of journals and he is the Chair of the UK-based Centre for African Resources Research and Development.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Part I Modern Auditing and the IT Revolution: Background to auditing; Auditing and the IT phenomenon. Part II Audit of Computerised Information Systems: Computerised information systems, organisational objectives and auditing; Audit and control of supply chain information systems; Risk and internal control in IT environments. Part III Audit Automation and Contemporary IT Challenges: Audit automation; The use of decision aids in auditing; Continuous online auditing. Part IV Auditing and IT: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Implications: Frameworks for understanding the impact of IT on auditing; The impact of IT on auditing. Part V Auditing and the IT Challenge: The audit automation maturity model; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.