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 Audit Analytics and IDEA Hands-on Workshop (14 CPE)

4/2/2013 9:00 AM
4/3/2013 4:00 PM
Mid-America Christian University |
Hosted by ISACA, Presented by Don Sparks, Audimation Services Inc.
An introduction to professional level data analysis tools and will cover examples of Importing data; data cleansing and normalizing tools (@ functions); key data analysis features and functions; reporting tools and a brief introduction to VB scripting.  No knowledge of VBA is necessary. (Data analysis will focus on financial systems and fraud areas.)
·         When: April 2-3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (lunch provided both days)
·         Where: Mid-America Christian University,  3500 Southwest 119th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
·         14 total CPE
·         Instructor: Don Sparks, Audimation Services Inc.
·         No Prerequisites for training
$375 Members and Nonmembers SEATING is LIMITED!
Data Analytics: Moving From Theory to Practical Application
Many Internal Audit (IA) professionals and teams share a common goal/objective to increase their understanding and use of data analytics as an audit tool. This presentation will show you how to do exactly that.
Don Sparks, an expert on this topic, will provide an overview of how internal auditors can get from performing ad hoc data mining and analysis projects to executing coordinated, repeatable, continuous audit analytics that run on the clock. Don will demonstrate how to use a professional purpose-built tool (i.e., IDEA) to take an ad hoc audit analysis routine, make it repeatable and then turn it into a continuous process. Don will share his insights on practical strategies to employ integration methodologies, training techniques, and how to navigate through diverse applications and data sources to generate valuable information using data analytics.
The concepts Don Sparks will teach apply even if you don't use IDEA as your data analysis software, so anyone who has used data analytics in the past or plans to use data analytics in the future should definitely plan on attending this valuable session. Bring your laptops running windows from vista to windows 7 and Don will provide the demo software with the data files.
Don Sparks has 30 years of experience in finding significant errors and fraud using data analysis software in the property casualty insurance industry, including 12 years as a chief audit executive and corporate director. Don is currently the subject matter expert for internal auditing at Audimation Services, the sole USA distributor of CaseWare/IDEA Data Analysis Software. He also worked for The IIA, where he was responsible for reviving Global Audit Information Network (GAIN) benchmarking services and introducing Flash Surveys and live-streaming video monthly web casts. After The IIA, Sparks served as a director in public accounting.