IT Audit Services

The fourth industrial revolution around digital transformation has resulted in an increase in our clients spending on IT and systems in order to remain competitive. The emergence of disruptive technology has resulted in an exponential change in our clients’ IT environments. Our IT auditors have deep audit and business skills and are able to respond to these risks.

The emergence of technology in financial reporting processes has resulted in our IT professionals being able to identify the key IT risks related to financial reporting and thereafter key controls in order to develop innovative audit solutions. These solutions cater to the specific IT risks facing businesses, in addition to new IT risks which are emerging as a result of exponential technologies such as machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Our IT audit solutions are tailored to the following:

  • IT audits in support of external audit opinions on financial statements
  • IT audits in support of internal audit reviews focused on specific risks

These solutions are performed through IT risk assessments, general IT controls, application controls and data analytics.

IT attestation services

Clients are continuously looking for synergies through the outsourcing of key processes within their business, such as payroll, IT and other specific services. Our clients are large service providers that provide software and/or infrastructure services.

We are able to perform IT attestation services work on behalf of these service providers and issue an assurance report into the market that provides their clients with assurance over the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of their controls.

These IT Attestation services provided are SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 reporting.


Emerging Technology Risk

Information technology is continuously evolving in fresh and innovative ways, providing businesses with the ability to streamline business processes, decrease operating costs and increase competitive advantage through digital disruption. Our vast knowledge of emerging technologies allows us to provide governance, risk and compliance assurance on a vast array of emerging technologies such as:

  • Block Chain and Distributed Ledgers
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Solutions
  • Cloud
  • Agile and Dev Ops

These emerging technologies are exponentially changing the world and we are capable of assisting you to navigate these risks associated with these emerging technologies. Our audit teams are supplemented with deep technical experience in each of the emerging technologies in order to provide a holistic solution in the emerging technology risk space.


IT Business Consulting

Technology is a key accelerator, when evaluating how to enhance business processes and achieve a competitive advantage in the market. BDO provides insight into how to achieve specific business needs and ambitions with our wide range of assurance and process analysis offerings including, but not limited to:

  • Business process optimisation
  • Governance, risk and compliance reviews
  • SOX controls consulting
  • GAP analysis reviews
  • Data migration reviews
  • Remediation implementation and reviews
  • Disaster recovery reviews
  • Privacy assurance
  • Project assurance and project management
  • Data and Analytics as a service: providing management reporting and business insights to clients

Many data breaches and system compromises are as result of breakdowns in basic security hygiene disciplines. Using our ALICE platform, we can assess the hygiene of your basic security control environment quickly, cost-effectively and remotely using automated digital audit procedures. The scope of digital audit procedures associated with this basic security hygiene can be found in our brochure below.



Cyber Security

Cyber theft is fast becoming one of the biggest risks to business sustainability, making it a risk that can no longer be ignored. We provide insight into how vulnerable your organisation is to cyber-attacks and how to manage this risk using penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.