Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop
“Integrating Big Data and Audit Data Analytics Methodologies in the Classroom”
Presenters: Catherine Banks, Ernst & Young LLP, Charles Bame-Aldred, Northeastern University
Audit Practitioner Panel, Helen Brown-Liburd, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Advanced Preparation Required: This is a hands on workshop. You will need to bring your personal computer device pre-loaded with workshop materials (instructions and materials will be provided in advance).
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Field of Study: Auditing
Credit Hours: 4.5 CH
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group Live
Intended Audience: Auditing Educators
Learning Objectives: Given the emergence of more advanced technology, both external and internal auditors are increasingly using data analytic tools and incorporating Big Data into various phases of the audit process. Specifically audit data analytic tools are being used to perform risk assessments, analytical procedures and other substantive tests. Thus, Big Data and the use of data analytics is dramatically changing the traditional way of auditing and the skills and competencies that will be required of auditors. Therefore, it is imperative that we prepare our students to operate in a more data driven audit environment. The purpose of the 2019 Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop is to develop the necessary data analytic and technology skills in today’s students and early-career professionals by bringing together auditing academics and practitioners to explore innovative methods of incorporating Big Data and audit data analytics in the classroom.