Data Analytics in Internal Audit

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Course Overview

This hands-on program aims to give the participants an understanding of the types of analytics, its benefits, the various standards of analytics along with their respective limitations. Data is the backbone of any well-informed decision, hence a vital component in driving the strategy and future growth of a company. Are you ready to make the most of these opportunities and boost your career by learning analytics in audit?
In this program you’ll learn the methods, processes, and systems to use data and extract knowledge that will inform better decisions, drive performance and profitability. You’ll understand how to visualise and present data to influence the decision-making process with solid evidence. Throughout the program, there will be group discussions, case studies and practical analytics as attendees will learn the different types of analytics modes.
Participants will also be given the opportunity to experience “hands-on” in building a Machine Learning model of a business process and discover relationships within datasets. Software and datasets for all modules will be provided during the course. This program will equip you with the technical skills, adaptability and creative mindset to make sense of data, translate it into actionable insights and drive innovation.
That’s a serious edge for your audit career!

Key Takeaways

Understand of the types of analytics, its benefits, the various standards of analytics along with their respective limitations
Use visualization and present data to influence the decisionmaking process with solid evidence.
Discover relationships between multiple datasets and business processes
Implement Payroll and Purchasing analytics based on exercises provided in the course
Design and execute fraud detection analytical routines

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Course Outline

Part 1
Essential Analytics in Audit
→ Identify opportunities to use Analytics in audit reviews and projects
→ Learn a step-by-step process for using Analytics
→ Understand the tools available in the market and how to select one
→ Review and adapt provided analytics routines to your needs
Practical work: Perform analytics on Payroll and Procurement datasets with no coding
Part 2
Advanced Analytics in Audit
→ Understand the concept, benefits and drawbacks of Advanced Analytics
→ Learn fundamentals of databases and how to use them in Audit analytics
→ Review complex analyses, based on reallife case studies
→ Connect multiple, disparate sources into a single pipeline for analysis
Practical work: Access and analyze data in the cloud; perform 3-way matches and other analyses with no coding; run Money Laundering detection processes
Part 3
Business Intelligence & Visualisation in Audit
→ Understand Business Intelligence and its use in Audit
→ Learn Continuous Assurance/Continuous Auditing and their main and secondary uses
→ Grasp how Continuous Assurance and Continuous Auditing support the “Three Lines of Defence” model and implement it
→ Learn to make appealing visualisations and use them for data story-telling
Practical Work: Use a cloud BI solution for audit analytics; visualize and explore datasets in the cloud
Part 4
Big Data in Audit
→ Understand Big Data and its characteristics
→ Discover and access external data in various Government and private online repositories
→ Identify opportunities to apply Big Data in Audit
→ Learn to evaluate most popular Bid Data tools and how to select one
Practical work: Access and analyse datasets from World Health Organisation
Part 5
Artificial Intelligence in Audit
→ Understand what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and how to use it in your organisation
→ Appreciate the categories and types of AI and how to select the most appropriate one for a specific business need
→ Create an AI model to be used for project risk assessments and predictions
→ Learn the methodology for using AI in Audit
Practical work: Train an AI solution and apply it in project risk assessments.

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ Internal Audit Professionals, Chief Audit Executives
→ IT Management Professionals
→ Risk Officers & strategic management members
→ Internal control professionals

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
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What does the course fee cover?
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Does LEORON give discounts?
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