What does an IT Auditor do?

As an IT Auditor you will assist the organization by protecting its internal controls and data within its technology system. You will safeguard information by identifying weaknesses and create strategies to prevent security breaches. You will examine the organizations IT system to ensure sufficient controls are kept, security of data stored or transported. You will classify technology issues and provide additional recommendations to management with solutions to fix internal controls.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in information technology or accounting and hold a minimum of a CISA certification. You must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role and be adept troubleshooting systems. You will be proficient with MAC and OS and be familiar with a range of software and hardware. You must be willing to travel to various sites to conduct audits.

What responsibilities are common for IT Auditor jobs?
  • Identify weaknesses in the system and create action plan to prevent security breaches
  • Plan internal audit procedures
  • Create internal audit reports
  • Collaborate and create a solid IT infrastructure
  • Devise and implement network security policies and procedures
  • Travel to client sites
  • Conduct training on security features
  • Troubleshoot security network problems
What are the typical qualifications for IT Auditor jobs?
  • CISA Certification, required
  • CISSP, CISM, MCSE, preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Prior training experience is a plus
  • Experience troubleshooting systems
  • Proficient with MAC and OS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of software and hardware
  • Willingness to travel
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

IT Auditor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$84,656 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $85K
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IT Auditor Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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IT Auditor Insights

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Grant ThorntonGrant Thornton
Senior IT Auditor
Jul 14, 2022

“Helpful with guiding you in your career and proviso my training and resources to do your job.”

IT Audit Intern
Nov 11, 2020

“It was a good learning experience and you get to work on many projects during your time there.”

IT Associate Consultant
Dec 7, 2020

“Good and friendly environment to work”

IT Audit Associate
Apr 13, 2022

“I think it is a great place to begin your career as you are trained to become a well seasoned professional.”

Technology Risk Consultant
Jun 1, 2021

“EY got me where I am today and I learned so many skills that set me apart.”

IT Auditor
Mar 7, 2021

“All good but salaries are not managable”

IT Auditor
Jan 5, 2022

“Quite a lot to learn and good place to begin our career”

IT Auditor
Feb 14, 2021

“No work and life balance”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an IT Auditor

When working as an IT Auditor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Audit, CISA, CISSP CISM, Systems Development and Cobit.

The most similar professions to IT Auditor are:
  • Auditor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Audit Staff Member
  • Business Process Consultant

The most common qualifications to become an IT Auditor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

25% skills overlap
Internal Auditor
38% skills overlap
Audit Staff Member
13% skills overlap
Business Process Consultant
No skills overlap

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