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Audit Data Analytics

Format: In-Person Seminar
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Audit Data Analytics

In this two-day seminar designed for those responsible for rolling out and managing data analytics programs, attendees will learn what it takes to set up and run a successful data analytics, or Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) function within an audit or compliance team.

You will learn how to establish a vision, organize a team to support that vision, and make effective resource and investment decisions.

You also will review common hurdles and hear how the most successful organizations in the world have been able to exploit the power of data analysis to achieve visible and sustainable value.

During interactive discussions and group exercises, you will get the opportunity to provide constructive feedback on an example analytic project, and learn practices that can make your program more sustainable. You will learn how to challenge your team to not only build analytics for the audit, but analytics to support your future.


The Business Case for Audit Analytics
  • Challenges with traditional audit process
  • Industry benchmarks/guidance
  • Success stories and common benefits
  • Using pilot projects to demonstrate value
  • Developing the case for investing in audit analytics
What You Should Know, and Questions You Should Be Asking
  • Which software tools belong in your toolbox and when?
  • Do your policies and practices support sustainability?
  • Are you developing analytics for the audit, or developing analytics that support your future and assist the audit?
  • What role does everyone play in the analytic process?
Visioning Your Potential Use of Audit Analytics
  • Approaches for integrating analytics across the entire audit process
  • Identifying key drivers for pursuing DA
  • Developing short- and long-range goals
  • Developing a strategic plan for DA implementation
Removing Common Roadblocks
  • Obtaining “buy-in” from stakeholders
  • Effective negotiation with IT
  • Dealing with the “prior audit budget” barrier
  • Addressing brainstorming ruts
  • Strategies for outsourced and cloud-based processes
The Human Factor: Managing DA Talent
  • Planning the optimal skill mix
  • Organizing the team
  • Working with internal and external partners
  • Developing and maintaining data analytics skills
  • Staffing and workforce planning
  • Performance management
  • Enabling creativity
Change Management: Adapting the Audit Process
  • Scanning for opportunities to automate
  • Generating and prioritizing analytic ideas
  • Profiling business data for data quality assessment and process understanding
  • Data analysis for learning as well as detection
  • Prototyping business rules for 1st and 2nd lines of defense
  • Choosing between ad hoc, repetitive and continuous methods
Technology Planning for Now and the Future
  • Market landscape of major audit analytics technologies
  • Considerations when choosing analytic software
  • Multi-year technology roadmap and licensing plan
  • Integrating the technology “eco-system” for increased value
    DA Program Governance
  • Strategy and implementation planning
  • Data governance: the right data at the right time in the right format
  • Prioritizing the analytics portfolio
  • Developing KPIs and measuring program performance
  • Policies, procedures and user enablement
Management and Oversight of the Analytic Development Cycle
  • Management’s role in analytic development process
  • Analytic planning and design
  • Data access and validation
  • Coding and script development
  • Testing/quality assurance (QA)
  • Implementation and optimization
  • Process differences for ad-hoc vs. continuous testing
Advancing Your Program’s Maturity to the Next Level
  • Maturity models and benchmarking
  • Leveraging available resources
  • Tactical planning to ascend maturity levels
Evolving to Continuous Assurance
  • Continuous auditing vs continuous monitoring
  • Strategy considerations
  • Effect on audit process
  • Changes to data extraction and analytic logic

About The Provider: Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS' expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.

Helping audit and infosecurity professionals stay at the top of their game has always been at the core of MIS' mission. To that end, MIS has developed and focused its seminars, conferences, and symposia on the wide-ranging needs of internal and IT auditors and information security practitioners who are charged with controlling complex systems and business environments.

MIS' unparalleled course curriculum covers the most up-to-the-minute topics, provides proven audit and security practices, and delivers the information needed to be successful in today's organizations.

All MIS programs are led by industry experts…hands-on pros who have been in the field and who practice what they teach. Attendees of MIS Training Institute events benefit from unbiased practices, proven strategies, and lessons learned in the real-world.

MIS Training Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. NASBA Sponsor Number: 103321

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund less a $100 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received 15 days or more before the event. Tuition is non-refundable for cancellations made 14 days or less before the event. You may, however, transfer your tuition to another MIS Training Institute event, less a $195 administrative fee. Transfers are valid for 12 months from the time of initial cancellation. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Those who do not cancel before the event date and who do not attend are responsible for the full non-refundable, non-transferable tuition.
Price: $1,795.00
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Currently Scheduled Dates For This Seminar
Course TitleCity/StateDate
Audit Data AnalyticsBoston, MA8/16/2018
Audit Data AnalyticsNew York, NY10/25/2018
Audit Data AnalyticsSan Francisco, CA12/6/2018

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