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 Luncheon Meeting Feb 18, 2014

2/18/2014 11:00 AM
2/18/2014 1:00 PM
Equinox, 1980 Main St, Irvine, CA |

We proudly present for the February luncheon meeting on:


"Practical Implementation of Data Analysis"


The Edwards Lifesciences Global Internal Audit team will provide practical guidance and ideas in implementing data analysis to turn theory into practice.

  • Data Mining Using IDEA - Examples will be shown on how to analyze travel & expense data. We will demonstrate how to identify anomalies, exceptions, and fraud with large amounts of data.
  •  Excel Spreadsheet Validation Using Xcellerator - Most common spreadsheet errors and risks will be identified and detected using Xcellerator.

 Speaker: Edwards Lifesciences Global Internal Audit team managed by Leslie Townsend, VP Global Internal Audit:

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From Left to Right:  Casanova, Fan, Townsend, Chi, Lopez
Abel Casanova, Senior Manager - Prior to joining Edwards five years ago, Abel spent eight years with PwC, providing system auditing, external auditing, and internal audit services.  Abel has domestic and international experience consulting with clients in the aerospace, engineering, life sciences, and manufacturing sectors to improve processes and controls.  His areas of expertise include: internal audit, information technology, process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, and TeamMate.  Abel is a licensed California CPA, and currently holds CISA, CGMA, CRMA certifications.
Orlando Lopez, Senior Manager - Mr. Lopez is finance professional with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in auditing, accounting, and financial management in various roles and industries in both public and privately held companies.  His first four years were as an auditor with an international CPA firm merged into PwC.  Mr. Lopez has significant experience in: due diligence for mergers & acquisitions, financial and accounting troubleshooting, external and internal audit, and financial planning, reporting & analysis.
Daphne Chi, Senior Internal Auditor - Daphne has been with the Edwards for over three years. Daphne has led various operational audits in areas such as Accounting/Finance, Procurement Cards, Human Resources for domestic and international site reviews in Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, China, and the US.  Prior to joining Edwards, Daphne spent three years with PwC Orange County in the assurance practice.  Daphne graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor degree in Economics and a minor in Accounting.
Julie Ann Fan, Internal Auditor - Julie Ann has focused her career on Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and internal audits with a specialty in data mining.  Prior to joining Edwards, Julie Ann worked at Moss Adams in the Business Risk Management and Control Solutions group. Julie Ann has performed reviews in various fields such as SOX, royalty, contract compliance, and internal audits.  Julie Ann has participated or lead audits in the US, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She received Bachelor’s in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.  
Event time: 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at 11:00 a.m.)
CPE: 1.5 credits
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