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Technology is constantly changing and with that change, a need arises to reevaluate how we approach auditing. We are seeing more electronic transaction documentation and less paper. Clients want more data analysis and conclusions on the data. In order to stay ahead of this evolution, we need to understand and develop new techniques in auditing. This course will cover basic knowledge on data analytics with broad application and offer detailed, practical guidance and illustrations.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Implement the tools involved with performing data analytic techniques
  • Develop best practices and practical tips and tricks related to data analytics
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness in audits using data analytic tools and techniques

Highlights

  • Overview of data analytics
  • Understanding data systems
  • Discussion on specialized technologies to aid in the audit plan
  • Interrogating data and practical application of specialized technologies

Who Will Benefit

All accounting and financial professionals looking to gain additional knowledge on data analytics in a general sense as well as through practical analysis.

Credits

Category Amount
Auditing 2.00
Information Technology 2.00

Leaders

  • Rebecca M. Lee

    Rebecca Lee, CPA, is a discussion leader for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES LTD. She was a principal organizer of Brooke, Freeman & Lee, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1982. As the Firm’s audit partner, she is responsible for the Firm’s audit practice and serves as a quality control reviewer for other firms. She has served on numerous AICPA and state society committees including the AICPA Management Consulting Service Professional Practice Subcommittee and Small Business Consulting Practices Subcommittee and is a past member of the Institute’s MAS Executive Committee and Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee. She has chaired both the Management Advisory Committee and the Personal Financial Planning Committee of the Alabama Society of CPAs. She currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Association of CPAs’ Continuing Professional Education Committee. She holds a BS degree in Accounting from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, along with a Masters Degree in Accounting from Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Lee is a discussion leader for all staff level audit training programs as well as, other accounting and auditing technical courses. She is a frequent speaker at CPA conferences, and has lectured extensively in the area of management advisory services at professional meetings and seminars for state societies and the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Lee has served as professor of management accounting in the graduate studies (Master in Public and Private Management) program at Birmingham-Southern College. She is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs and the AICPA.

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