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We conduct computer audits as part of investigations carried out by other Inland Revenue audit staff. The investigation team initially liaises between us and the taxpayer, and they take any follow-up action.
We take the security of your data very seriously.
We carry out three main types of audit work, which can be applied to any size of computer system, from PC to mainframe.
This is a detailed analysis of a system from data entry through to posting in the financial accounts. After documenting the system, we evaluate controls and weaknesses from a tax perspective and discuss our findings with you. We may request data in order to test some of the findings.
We get your financial information in electronic format and convert it into a format that can be used by the investigator doing the audit.
We analyse electronically stored accounting data using commercially available general audit software. Common data analysis procedures include:
Computer auditing is more efficient for you as we won't need hard copy reports of information provided electronically and can do more work off-site. This means: