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 Data Analytics Enhanced Internal Audit

Chapter Event
5/19/2016 7:30 AM
5/19/2016 9:30 AM
Eberhard Center, 301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | Michigan
Corporate Boards and Chief Audit Executives continue to name Data Analytics as a top priority for their audit departments and organizations, however transferring theory into practice continues to be a challenge. The goal of embedding data analytics throughout methodologies/APGs and day-to-day practices for Internal Audit departments is often impeded by the selection of techniques, software,  and investments.  Brandon Potts and Uday Datta from KPMG will discuss how Internal Audit departments can accomplish this goal while also highlighting some key pitfalls for Data Analytics implementation. In addition, they will provide 3 practical demonstrations of how analytics can be executed with little to significant investment (with MS Excel functionalities to stand alone analytics and visualization software such as Alteryx and Qlikview).
Brandon Potts is a Manager in KPMG’s Internal Audit & Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance practice in the Grand Rapids, MI office.  He has his Master of Science in Accounting from Western Michigan University, and is a licensed CPA, CIA, and CFE.
Brandon has seven plus years of professional experience working in both external and internal audit, with special focus on the consumer products and manufacturing industries.  Brandon has led and assisted internal audit engagement teams with planning and execution of data analytic enhanced audits.  
Uday Datta is a Senior Associate in KPMG’s Internal Audit & Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance Advisory practice in the Detroit, MI office.  He has his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Uday has previously worked in external and internal audit with an emphasis on the manufacturing, not for profit, and construction sectors. He has planned and executed SOX, A-133, financial, operational, and IT audits as well as performing risk assessments for the development of  audit plans.
Currently, Uday is a member of KPMG’s National Data Analytics enabling Internal Audit team and was responsible for development a customized travel and entertainment dashboard for KPMG’s own Internal Audit department. Uday’ s prior experience in Data Analytics centers on developing VBA dashboards, control assessment/testing tools, and audit planning/prioritization utilizing geospatial analytics.
Location and Parking:
The meeting will be held in room EC 215-E at GVSU's Eberhard Center.  Parking is free; attendees should park in the Fulton Lot (#7 on the map). 
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Presentation and Q&A
The registration deadline is Thursday, May 12th.  To register, click the register button below or email the chapter Secretary, Katie Boelema ( with your name, company you are with, and member number (if applicable).
Cost to Attend and Payment Information:
The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Payment is required for attendance.  Please wait for confirmation that your registration has been received before submitting payment via one of the following methods:
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Lake Michigan Credit Union
c/o Matt Visco, Internal Audit
PO Box 2848
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

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                                                     Member​ - $15                Non-Member​ - $20