How to Breakthrough Barriers and Drive More Value from your Data Analytics Program

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.5

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The majority of audit departments don’t believe they’re utilizing data analytics effectively. One aspect of better utilization is combining the strengths of two or more applications to achieve superior results. This session provides practical guidance and examples of how to combine audit-specific analytics technology with general data visualization tools to drive improved performance, better outcomes and more business value.

In 90 minutes, you'll come away knowing:

  1. Why data-driven auditing can save time and increase internal audit assurance, coverage and quality.
  2. Learn to distinguish between exploratory and confirmatory queries and how Arbutus and visual reporting tools like Tableau can work together to streamline internal audit data preparation and analysis.
  3. Why methodology is so important. Understanding a repeatable process for brainstorming, documenting query design features and cross-referencing data queries.
  4. Step through specific examples of this approach that showcase how finance and audit professionals can surface previously unidentified findings in accordance with accounting policy.

Field: Auditing
CPE: 1.5
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Jim Kaplan
Jim Kaplan

AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology.

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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