Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Resources 

    The Information Management and Technology Assurance Center helps members and the accounting community leverage technology to provide expertise in information assurance, internal controls, business process improvement, data analytics, and enhanced business reporting. 
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     IT Risk and Assurance

    IT Risk and Assurance is the Initial evaluation of risks that may impact the possibility of a material misstatement or the vulnerability of an organization’s assets with initial assumptions, research, and uncertainties.

     Security and Privacy

    Security and Privacy encompasses the rights and obligations of individuals and organizations with respect to the collection, use, disclosure, and retention of personal information.

    Top Technologies

    Annual surveys to understand what the top technology priorities and concerns for accounting professionals are and how to manage risks associated with those concerns.

    Highlighted Resources

    Auditing
    Exploring Internal Control and the control environment

    Auditing explores Internal Control and the control environment, risk assessment, control activities, Service Organization Control (SOC 1), and information and communication monitoring. To provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes/use. To identify leading edge techniques and options to design and execute testing procedures.

    Visit the Auditing page for additional information on Internal Control, SAS, and Segregation of Duties.

     

     

     

     

    Business Solutions

    Linking everything together to implement solutions

    Business Solutions are new and innovative solutions based on surveys, top technology initiatives, intelligence, priorities, and concerns for accounting professionals and how to manage risks by leveraging leading edge technology. This section will identify the opportunities and show the value of using information technology to create work flows and processes that enable more effective use of resources.

    Visit the Business Solutions
    page for additional information.

    Data Analytics

    Gathering data and making informed decisions Data analytics is the process of gathering, modeling, and transforming raw data with the goal of highlighting useful conclusions about that information. Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas full of recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Analytics often favors data visualization to communicate insight. Firms may commonly apply analytics to business data and intelligence to describe, predict, and improve business performance.

    Visit the Data Analytics page for additional information including An Overview of Data Management.


    Service Organization Control

    Guiding us in the right direction

    Service Organization Control (SOC): Today, it is common for entities to outsource business tasks or functions to service organizations, even those that are core to an entity’s operations. Although user entities may rely on a service organization to perform outsourced tasks or functions, the user entity still retains responsibility (and the risks associated) for the service it provides to its customers.

    Visit the Service Organization Control page for additional information on SOC 2-3 and Trust Services (TSPC).

    Additional IMTA Resources
     
    A stack of additional IMTA resourcesThe Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association that offers certification, education, research, and technological guidance for internal auditors.

    ISACA is a global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. It offers IS auditing and IS control standards.

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    Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports
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