Richard Tarr is an audit and information systems consultant and President of Richard Tarr and Associates, a consulting practice that specializes in application and general control reviews and networks including the development and training of integrated internal auditing functions; quality assurance reviews; strategic planning; business continuation planning; and project management.
Mr. Tarr has more than 20 years in audit and information systems, with additional experience in the design and implementation of large financial and operational systems, includes hotel management and reservations systems and networks. He has managed complex development projects as well as participated in the design and acquisition of software and hardware architectures for both centralized and distributed environments. In addition he has had extensive experience in the development, training, and evaluation of internal audit departments in both government and industry.
Previously with the Walt Disney Company, he initiated and developed the information systems audit function, and served as the Corporate Information Systems Audit Manager. Mr. Tarr was a senior systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he designed and implemented applications for financial industry clients. He has started and managed corporate audit functions, managed information systems development project teams and has supervised programming staffs in both government and industry. He was the Manager of Quality Assurance Review for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is the author of the IIA’s publication Establishing an Internal Audit Function.
Among the seminars Mr. Tarr teaches for MIS are Sarbanes-Oxley for IT Auditors, Using COBIT in Your IT Audits, Auditing IT Governance, Sarbanes-Oxley: A Roadmap to Compliance, IT Audit School; IT Auditing and Controls, How to Audit Automated Business Applications, and How to Perform a General Controls Review. He also teaches Fundamentals of Internal Auditing, Advanced Auditing for In-Charge Auditors, and Data Driven Auditing: A Business Approach.