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 Audit Analytics and New Technologies - How to Combine Analytic Tool and Technology for Audit Excellence

Chapter Event
2/5/2020 8:00 AM
2/5/2020 11:00 AM
The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, M5C 1G3 | Canada - Ontario


Session Overview

Audit professionals recognize audit analytics is the tool to best harness the volumes of data generated from organizations' activities and external sources. However, audit teams today continue to grapple with determining the best way to utilize analytic tools and technologies for maximum efficiency, with the shortest learning curve and knowing how to choose the functionalities that will serve their team and organization best.

In this session, our panelists will come together to share their experience incorporating audit analytics and technologies into their processes. Our panel – made up of top industry specialists, senior managers and consultants - each represent a specific stage of adoption. They’ll discuss how to use analytics to uncover audit findings, gain additional insights, zero in on anomalies, and implement a robust audit analytics program.

This session is a half-day event divided into two parts:

Part I – Panel Discussion  

We will start with an engaging panel discussion where our panelists will:

·     Explore the current and emerging landscape of the application of data analytics within internal audit;

·   Learn from the internal audit analytics journey from leaders across an array of different industries representing different levels of maturity; and

·  Develop an understanding of leading practices and frameworks that organizations can leverage to create an informed analytics strategy that embeds analytics across the audit life cycle, focusing on addressing the right risks at the right time while ensuring alignment with the overall internal audit strategy and value drivers of the organization.

Part II – Presentation

Through use cases, this presentation will demonstrate how internal audit can achieve some quick wins through data analytics, automate complex processes with technology, and how data analytics technology can be incorporated throughout the internal audit lifecycle. Furthermore, we will highlight how to overcome the common challenges in internal audit so that participants come out of this session with bite-sized steps to take to incorporate data analytics in their internal audits.

Moderator – Neil Power, Hydro One

Neil Power, CIA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, COBIT 5 Certified Assessor is the Director of Information Technology and Financial Audit at Hydro One based in Toronto. Neil has more than 15 years of experience assisting complex global organizations with their risk management, internal audit, IT audit, cyber-security, and compliance needs. He has deep industry experience in the utilities, mining, and public sector.

Leveraging his experience leading audit and consulting projects in more than 20 countries, Neil has a global perspective on IT and cyber-security issues. He has worked with renowned organizations and has a proven track record of achieving value-added solutions to manage priority risks and improve business processes and controls.

Panelists  –     Carlo Lisi, TD Bank

Angela Moch, KPMG

Adam Pendrith, Ryerson University

Jeff Sorensen, CaseWare IDEA

Carlo Lisi is the Senior Manager of the Audit Analytics Team at TD Bank. He joined TD in Jan 2009 after 8 years at RBC for an opportunity to start an analytics initiative within the Internal Audit Division. During his tenure at TD he created the CAATTs/Audit Analytics team which has grown from one person in 2009 to fifteen in 2017 and matured the analytics from adhoc data extracts to advanced analytics and continuous monitoring.

Prior to this Carlo spent 8 years at RBC, with roles in Middle Office as a market risk analyst for FX products and as an Audit Manager CAATTs. Prior to RBC, Carlo spent six years teaching mathematics to undergraduate students

Carlo volunteers as a math mentor at the University of Toronto and York University mentoring mathematics students. He is an avid machine learning enthusiast spending a lot of his free time programming in Python and R and participating in machine learning competitions.

Angela Moch is a Partner in Advisory, Risk Consulting at KPMG in Toronto. With over 22 years of professional experience, Angela has been focused on helping a variety of clients utilize the power of analytics and innovative technology (RPA, AI and machine learning) to drive insights and value. Angela has extensive experience managing large projects, designing and executing analytics and digital programs to help her clients understand and manage increasing data sets, enhanced expectations and demands for more insightful Management, Board and Audit Committee reporting.

Adam Pendrith has been a member of the Internal Audit Services department at Ryerson University since 2011. He is also a graduate of Ryerson University, double-majoring in Accounting and Finance and holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified IDEA Data Analyst (CIDA) designations.

During his tenure with Internal Audit Services at Ryerson, Adam led the implementation and expanded the application of data analytics procedures in projects using Caseware IDEA.

Jeff Sorensen is a certified instructor with eight years of international consulting experience in a variety of industries including insurance, banking, utilities, government and online services.  With over 20 years of experience in information technology, Jeff has held many different positions in IT systems development, IT security, IT auditing, project management and as an IT consultant.  Jeff has implemented continuous auditing, monitoring and Governance, Risk and Control (GRC) solutions for clients in the public and private sector. 

Jeff has earned various certifications and designations in information technology, auditing and security from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors and CaseWare IDEA.  Jeff holds a business degree from Denmark and a diploma in Computer Programming and Analysis from Seneca College.


As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations.  Substitutions are welcome.   

To register online, please visit the event website:

Phone: 905-508-5716


The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, ON M5C 1G3 | Canada – Ontario

Registration, Light Breakfast and Networking: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation and Q&A:  10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Early Bird Pricing (Until December 31, 2019)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $149.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $199.99 (Plus HST)

Regular Pricing (Starting January 1, 2020)

IIA Toronto Chapter Members - $199.99 (Plus HST)

Non-Members - $249.99 (Plus HST)

Students – Free if a valid student ID card is presented at event

Groups of 5 or more from the same organization receive a 10% discount per registration​

CPE: 2.5 credits

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.

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