Data Analytics For Internal Auditors


Data Analytics for Internal Auditors – 6 webinar series

Since the spread of IT systems has made it a pre-requisite that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transaction in order to determine patterns and trends. In addition, the increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools.

While a variety of powerful tools are readily available today, the skills required to utilize such tools are not. Not only must the correct testing techniques be selected but the effective interpretation of outcomes presented by the software is essential in the drawing of appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis. This webinar series, based on Richard Cascarino’s book “Data Analytics for Internal Auditors” covers these skills and techniques.

  1. Understanding Sampling
    1. Judgmental vs Statistical Sampling
    2. Probability theory in Data Analysis
    3. Types of Evidence
    4. Population Analysis
    5. Correlations and Regressions
  2. Analytics in the Audit
    1. Conducting the Audit
    2. Obtaining Information from IT Systems for Analysis
    3. Use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
  3. Analytics Techniques
    1. Analysis of Big Data
    2. Results Analysis and Validation
    3. Fraud Detection using Data Analysis
    4. Root Cause Analysis
  4. Analysis and Monitoring
    1. Data analysis and Continuous Monitoring
    2. Continuous Auditing
    3. Financial Analysis
  5. Data Analytics Software
    1. Excel and Data Analysis
    2. ACL and Data Analysis
    3. IDEA and Data Analysis
    4. SAS and Data Analysis
  6. Using the Analysis
    1. Analysis Reporting
    2. Data Visualization and Presentation


Topics for this course

7 Lessons

Understanding Sampling

Video Lecture01:49:40

Analytics in the Audit

Data Analytic Techniques

Analysis and Monitoring

Data Analytics Software

Using the Analysis

Evaluation and Certificate

About the instructors

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Expert Trainer: Richard E. Cascarino, MBA, CRMA, CIA, CISM, CFE Well known in international auditing circles as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, Richard is principal of Richard Cascarino & Associates, a highly successful audit training and consultancy company. He has worked extensively with banks across Africa, the USA, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean Isles. He is a regular speaker to National and International conferences and has presented webinar series throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Richard is a Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa, was the founding Regional Director of the Southern African Region of the IIA-Inc and is a member of ISACA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Richard was the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Public Enterprises in South Africa and served as chairman of the Audit Committee of Gauteng cluster 2 (Premier's office, Shared Services and Health). He is also a visiting Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, author of the book “Internal Auditing - an Integrated Approach”, 3rd edition Jan 2015, published by Juta Publishing. This book is extensively used as a university textbook worldwide. In addition, he is the author of the "Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing" and “Data Analytics for Internal Auditors”
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