FMN Auditing

FMN - 2021/April, Seg 4 - Internal Audit and The Use of Audit Data Analytics

The use of business analytics, and audit analytics in particular, can be beneficial across several industries, including internal audit. The difference between business data analytics and audit data analytics is that audit data analytics tend to focus on risks and controls of the organization or their underlying business, whereas business data analytics tend to be focused on wider areas. Audit departments, both external and internal, can really leverage these new techniques and look across the organization's data, identify those existing risks, or even predict new and emerging risks, and then help their organization to decisively mitigate those risks. Anya Drake, director at Protiviti, discusses the various skills, technologies and methodologies she sees across industries and their internal audit departments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the three main domains in internal or external auditing;
  • Recognize dependencies and barriers when it comes to data analytics and technology-driven audits;
  • Identify ways to protect personal identifiable information and overall data security with respect to audit analytics; and
  • Understand how data validity, completion and accuracy can be achieved in technology-driven audits.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in financial reporting or auditing, or an introductory course in auditing.

Speaker / Author:

Anya Drake, director at Protiviti.


Price (USD)

Standard: $69.90


Course Code : FMN1395-FM

Release Date : 04/07/2021
Expire Date : 11/14/2022
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Update
Course Type : QAS Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Auditing

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