IT Audit

IT Audit

With modern systems becoming increasingly complicated, there is an increasing demand for assurance that appropriate controls are in place in order to manage IT risks.

Typical areas of IT risk include:

  • The IT Strategy not supporting the corporate objectives.
  • Disaster Recovery.
  • Data Management.
  • Data Protection and information security (ISO27001)
  • IT Security.
  • IT Service Management, including helpdesk provision and performance.
  • IT Infrastructure performance.
  • Specific application risks, including licensing and change management.
  • New initiatives such as home and mobile working.
  • Ineffective management of IT projects leading to systems which are not fit for purpose, time or cost.
  • Online payment systems and the PCI data security Standard.

In order to provide the required assurance on the management of IT risk, we are able to provide you with a dedicated IT audit service, led and delivered by a specialist IT Audit Manager.

We can undertake an IT Health Check to provide assurance on the design of the control framework in respect of general IT risks, or can undertake more in-depth reviews in specific areas as required.

If you would like to discuss our services in more detail please contact our Internal Audit team on 00 44 161 832 4901 or email 

Our offices

St George's House
215-219 Chester Road
Manchester M15 4JE

T: 00 44 161 832 4901


15 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8LP

T: 00 44 203 478 8400


Central Buildings
Richmond Terrace
Blackburn BB1 7AP

T: 00 44 1254 686 600


We are registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Charles MacMillan is licensed to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at for the UK and at for Ireland (reference number 5386251). Our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards promulgated by the Financial Reporting Council of Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

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