1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2231-21 Computer Systems Auditor

Designs and monitors control systems which ensure the integrity and security of data and reviews the organisation's computing environment and usage of computer facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • analyses information processing systems to assess their completeness, accuracy, validity, and efficiency
  • assesses whether business systems process authorised transactions completely, accurately, and in a timely manner
  • reviews application systems and associated business procedures to ensure that they meet desired business objectives in a timely and efficient manner
  • participates in the design of new systems to ensure that the resulting system is efficient, effective and well controlled
  • reviews the computing environment of organisations to assess the operations, systems software, systems development and security procedures
  • reviews the acquisition of software and hardware in terms of economy, efficiency and ability to meet operating requirements
  • investigates the usage of computing facilities
  • liaises with data processing management and systems users, and prepares reports recommending improvements in the management of computing facilities

Information Technology Security Manager

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