IT Governance Independent Assurance Service

The objective of the IT Governance Independent Assurance service is to provide an independent view of IT controls.   Requirements of this nature may arise as the result of a company applying a recommendation contained in King III Principle 5.1 which states that the board should receive independent assurance on the effectiveness of the internal IT controls. In certain situations, auditor opinions may not be sufficient. This service is offered in order to satisfy such requirements.          

Scope of Work

The scope of work contained in this service is

  • Establish scope of assurance
  • Set assurance objectives
  • Deliver assurance service
  • Review assurance service delivery
Deliverables

The deliverables relating to this service are:

  • Assurance service objectives charter 
  • Assurance plan
  • Assurance delivery
  • Assurance delivery report
Method
  • Agree assurance method with client 
  • Document assurance service plan
  • Implement assurance service plan
  • Review assurance service results
Roles

The key roles required for executing this service are:

  • Project sponsor
  • Project manager
  • Project team
  • Project consultant

Toolset

The toolset to be used will be dependent on the client and project objectives.  They will typically include:

  • King III
  • COBIT
  • ISO38500

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Document authors: Dr P Tobin and J Cato
Document creation date: 15 March 2013
Document version number: ITGIA.02