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    Accounting Informaion Systems

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    You are the information systems auditor for PQR Preschools Pty Ltd. Over the course of the last internal audit, you have become suspicious that somebody in the Payroll department has been modifying electronic payroll data. You are to write a one-page memo to the payroll manager, Mr. Greg Grunter, informing him of you intention to deploy a series of audit hooks in the computerized payroll system. These hooks will notify you if any one of the payroll clerks' attempts to access electronic payroll records after the data entry of employee timesheets. In your memo, you should include a brief statement of what audit hooks are, as well as how and why you will use them in this instance.

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    To: Mr. P Knowpay, Payroll Manager.
    From: Information Systems Auditor.
    Date: April 20, 2009
    Subject: Use of audit hooks in the Payroll System.

    I need to deploy a number of audit hooks in the computerized payroll system so that I am able tract unauthorized modification of the payroll data.
    During the course of the last internal audit, while I was going through the payroll information, I noticed certain anomalies. Four or five days prior to the monthly preparation of the payroll, the system seemed to be accessed by some employee in the payroll department. There were changes in the payroll data prior to the date on which the payroll clerk ...

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    Accounting information systems are discussed in great detail in this solution.