Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: “How Are Innovations in Technology Influencing the Audits of Today and Tomorrow?”
The 2020 Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop will introduce audit educators to various technology innovations that are influencing audits of today and tomorrow. The workshop will consist of a panel discussion by experienced practitioners, followed by a series of hands-on demonstrations of tools and cases that can be used in auditing classrooms.
Planning Committee: Jason Smith, Chair (UNLV); Christine Gimbar, Vice Chair – Academic (DePaul University); Becky Sproul, Vice Chair – Practice (KPMG); Margot Cella (Center for Audit Quality)
Practitioner Panelists: John DeMelis, EY, John Farrell, KPMG, Brandon Haarman, KPMG, T’Shaka Lee, Deloitte; Paul Sheward, PwC
Case Demonstration Presenters: Cydney Aiken, PwC, Catherine Banks, EY; Margaret Christ, University of Georgia; David Wang, DePaul University
Advanced Preparation Required: This workshop includes a significant hands-on aspect where attendees will be led through a series of case demonstrations and other activities designed for the classroom. As such, you should bring your personal computer and mobile device, each pre-loaded with workshop materials that will be provided to registered participants two weeks prior to the event.
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Field of Study: Auditing
Credit Hours: 5.7 CH
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group Live
Intended Audience: Auditing Educators
Learning Objectives: From artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and drone-assisted inventory observations to machine-read data extraction, data analytics, and visualization tools, innovations in technology are providing external and internal auditors with new tools and strategies to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their audits. As students of today prepare to become early-career professionals of tomorrow, it’s imperative they understand how evolving technology will influence the way they accomplish specific audit objectives.
The purpose of the 2020 Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop is to introduce audit educators to various technology innovations that are influencing audits of today and tomorrow. The workshop will consist of a panel discussion by experienced practitioners, followed by a series of hands-on demonstrations of tools and cases that can be used in auditing classrooms. A copy of the workshop agenda with more details and specific case information can be found here.
Prerequisites: Install required software and download provided data files. Instructions to access necessary content will be e-mailed to registered participants two weeks prior to the event.