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An intrinsic part of the IT Advisory profession involves looking for opportunities for improvement and greater efficiency. Your organisation’s IT systems offer more options for this than you might think.  These systems, such as cloud solutions, APIs, and so on, are full of primary data, electronic evidence of transactions and partially or fully automated control measures. We can use this data to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers to improve the efficiency of annual audits. Based on a thorough investigation, we can explore the options for you. We will also draft a management letter for you, in which we explain where we failed to find opportunities, the reason for this and recommendations for improvement.

The importance of IT audits

Using their knowledge of IT systems, our IT auditors give essential support to auditors in Baker Tilly’s audit practice. Our clients from the audit practice are increasingly having to process their financial and other data in complex, integrated ERP systems, with all kinds of API links, including web services. In the process, these environments are migrating, entirely or in part, to cloud service providers, like Azure, Google and Amazon.

Systems-based audits

Based on this investigation question, our IT auditors identify which internal control measures are either partially or completely automated. For this we combine our expertise in process configuration and management using our specialist knowledge of IT environments. This combination of expertise and knowledge means that we are able to assess the quality of the digital information on behalf of the accountant. Where the quality is not adequate for application in the audit approach, we will also draft a management letter for you, in which we explain the reason for this and give recommendations for improvement.


Discover other specialisations within IT Advisory

IT Assurance

As a user or supplier of IT systems, you want to get or give assurance that these systems are properly controlled and secured. Based on assurance reporting, Baker Tilly IT Advisory can help you to demonstrate that your processes are solid, that quality is assured and risks are managed.

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Information management

Baker Tilly IT Advisory can examine your IT environment and give you insight into its quality and potential, as well as areas for improvement. When selecting IT systems, we then look at the balance between the IT organisation, infrastructure, people, processes and costs.

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Data security

Baker Tilly IT Advisory gives you clear insight into privacy-related and other risks, and internal measures, and provides practical advice in the form of baseline measurements or vulnerability scans. We can also help you with developing concrete policies and plans.

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Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

Effective management and insight into your data are important for taking advantage of its value, preventing disruptions and providing accurate management information. We can help you examine and configure data environments including by means of dashboarding, RPA, AI and predictive analytics.

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