Committee Publications

The Committee has issued a number of publications for the benefit of members – Technical Guides, e-Learning Modules and others. This section provides pertinent details and a brief synopsis of the coverage of these publications to enable members to benefit from them. Please select relevant publication from the following sections to get further details ........

Information Systems Audit (ISA) PQC Prospectus

Prospectus for the Post Qualification Course (PQC) on Information Systems Audit (ISA) provides pertinent information to members wishing to pursue this course. This prospectus also contains “ISA Prospectus CD” which includes a softcopy of the Background Material for the course, to enable members to start their study of the course immediately after getting the prospectus, apart from useful resources and a soft copy of the prospectus ........

Technical Guides

The Committee has issued two useful Technical Guides for the benefit of members such that they can offer value added services of IS Audit in general and to Stock Brokers in particular. These Technical Guides also include a CD giving a soft copy of the guide and typical reports, which can be readily adopted for typical requirements........

Data Analysis for Auditors- Practical Case studies on using CAATs

The Committee has released this publication on “Data Analysis for Auditors - Practical Case Studies on using CAATs” to provide good illustrative use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques for financial analysis and reporting, such that members can make better use of these tools for their professional requirements. The use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) is steadily gaining greater popularity considering the large volumes and varieties of transactions now being processed through the computer and hence ready availability of data for analysis and reporting........


Technical Guide on Information System Audit


The IT Committee has endeavored to further equip members to provide value added services to their clients in the area of IS Audit by providing this revised edition of technical guide on IS Audit such that they have a framework and requisite support. This guide aims to enhance the knowledge of ISA qualified members to perform Information Systems Assurance/ Systems and Process Assurance Services. In addition to providing an introduction to the processes and procedures to be followed, this guide provides illustrative checklists for conducting IS Audits. This technical guide is one of the initiatives of the IT Committee to equip our members to perform the assignments relating to Information Assurance Audits and other related value added services. The guide contains subjects like an Introduction to the IS Audit, IS Audit Mandate, defining Auditee's requirements, Planning for IS Audit, Audit Risk Assessment, Documentation, Conduct of IS Audit, use and documentation of CAAT. The highlight of the guide is the sample checklists for practical guidance. Also included in is a copy of the RBI Checklists for Computer Audit, in the formation of which the ICAI was a member.


This guide covers topics like:

  • Introduction to IS Audits( Need for IS Audit, IS Audit standards, Guidelines)
  • Audit Preparation and planning( Audit Planning, Risk Based Approach)
  • Conducting the Audit( Audit Methodology, Pre Audit Activities, IS Audit Process)
  • IT General controls Audit ( Network Security Audit, Data Migration Audit, Bussiness continuity management Audit

This technical guide also contains a companion CD containing e-book of the guide & checklist in word format.

Price Rs.250/-

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