Turning Analytics From “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

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Analytics should turn manual audit tests from a $1.00 investment to a $.01 investment (meaning you can do much more auditing with less resources), since that they can be run on a regular basis, without much effort. Companies owe it to themselves to establish and optimize a set of analytic tests they can use. Often organizations have difficulty enabling these effective tools.

In this training, we will explain some of the most common obstacles hindering analytics while providing simple best practices to move your audit department forward in using more analytical tests.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Review results from a variety of online and in-person surveys focused on analytics over the past decade
  • Extract for presentation analytic best practices being deployed by top performing organizations
  • Explain the need for an effective culture around the analytics program to bolster the technology implementation
  • Discuss the varying types of technology alternatives, outlining their relative strengths and place at the analytics table

This is an AUDITNET® 2 hour, previously recorded webinar with Jim Kaplan and Rich Lanza, that includes downloadable files.


Field: Auditing
CPE: 2
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

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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. http://www.auditnet.org/

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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