Posted by Arturo Sanchez-Quiñones (Chief Accounting Officer, Amadeus IT Group) and Joachim Holleitner (Manager Quality, Amadeus Data Processing)
This certification is earned by achieving a clean report through a CPA according to SSAE 16 reporting standards and it is of relevant use for our main IT customers to comply with their financial reporting requirements.
This essential certification verifies that our business processes are transparent and secure, and there is an appropriate internal control environment over our Community Systems. The rigorous procedure of certification includes several topics over various financial practices and other non-financial subjects including the verification of appropriate controls to address the following General Computer Controls areas:
- Application Development and Maintenance
- System Software and Hardware Equipment
- Segregation between Tests and Production
- System Processing
- Media Backups
- System Availability and Capacity
- Physical Access
- Environmental Safeguards
- Logical Access to Program and Data
- Remote Access
- Data Transmissions
For more information about this certification, please visit the AICPA’s web site.