Audit Approaches to Systems Implementation
To deliver value to the organization with major system implementations requires internal audit to shift away from post-implementation reviews (an after-the-fact critique of what-did-go-wrong) to providing pro-active consulting to help ensure the new system avoids what-could-go-wrong.
In this presentation, Tom provides a case-study on implementing a cloud-based GL system with internal audit becoming integrated with the development team to ensure the development effort pro-actively mitigates key risks. These risks include the design, development and implementation cycle as well as security and financial reporting risks after go-live.
This presentation examines a few tips, tricks and pitfalls of integrating IA within the development team to help “pre-wire” the system with efficient internal controls that meet external audit expectations without diluting independence and objectivity.
About the Presenter:
Tom Harris is the Vice President, Internal Audit for National CineMedia, a Denver based cinema and digital media company. His creative and collaborative audit approach combines LEAN philosophies with practical insights to address and mitigate key risks that the organization faces.
He is a strategic thinker with diverse leadership experiences not only in internal audit but also possess operational management experience in global manufacturing, supply chain and product development. He is a resourceful and passionate problem-solver, whose audit departments deliver perceived and measurable value-add that management appreciates.