Top 10 internal audit focus areas for technology companies

Top internal audit focus areas for technology companies

The 10 focus areas explore some of the leading business issues technology companies face as they strategize and make investments. An effective IA function will stay current with these issues so it can help monitor related risks and their potential effects. The top 10 list can help ensure that IA allocates its resources to those areas of highest impact to the organization.

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Every day, technology companies grapple with challenges such as cyber threats, new industry and business disruption, and regulatory compliance. Our annual edition of the top 10 internal audit focus areas for technology companies outlines the crucial role internal audit (IA)plays in helping technology companies manage some of today’s most important risks.

To provide the greatest value, IA must question the status quo, help improve controls, and identify potential efficiencies and cost savings.This should result in a wide range of benefits, from improved internal control environments to enhanced risk management processes to a more confident audit committee.

KPMG LLP’s (KPMG) selection of focus areas is based on a numberof inputs, including:

  • Discussions with chief audit executives at technology companies;
  • KPMG’s IA share forums for technology companies;
  • Insights from KPMG professionals who work with technology companies; and
  • KPMG survey data.

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The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

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