Data Analytics: Introduction to a Process Framework and Collaboration Resources

Title: Data Analytics: Introduction to Process Framework and Collaboration Resources
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter:  ACUA
Speakers: Alison Bogart, Director of Internal Audits, Florida Institute of Technology 
                    Christine Heise, Senior Internal Auditor, University System of New Hampshire
                    Trevor Hughes, Senior Auditor for Data Analytics, Virginia Tech

It seems likes the data analytics topic is everywhere these days.  Everyone aspires to incorporate data into the audit process, as it has the potential to add a great deal of value to our institutions.  However, just starting a basic data analytics journey can be a daunting task.  This webinar presents a framework to help an auditor over that initial where and how to start struggle by discussing analytics as a process, not a product.  The presented framework can help guide an auditor through developing a good question, getting data, making sure the data is what you want, using the data in your audit process, and then communicating the results.

This webinar is the first in a series of tools and resources and introduces a high-level framework.  Each subsequent data analytics kickstarter, associated webinar, and related example tool(s) will continue to expand ACUA’s member resources.  By highlighting specific data topics, each additional resource will provide in-depth information on each of the framework’s steps.

As the first webinar in the series, it is important to get in on the ground floor of the framework for future learning sessions.  

The Data Analytics Collaboration Group will also introduce resources and plans designed to facilitate collaborations with other institutions using the same software and platforms

We strongly encourage taking part in this webinar to prepare yourself and your team for future deep dives into this exciting topic. 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Develop an understanding of a conceptual framework for the data analytics process. 

2. At a high level, identify the functions that auditors should complete in each phase of a data analytics project. 

3. Discuss analytics as a process and the individual steps within that process

4. Discuss forthcoming data analytic kickstarter resources where members can contribute and collaborate to continue learning beyond the webinar.

Field of Study: Auditing
Location: Virtual
Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based
Prerequisite:  None
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credit: 1 Credit
Cost: None

Presentation Slides  

ACUA Members can click here to login and join the new Data Analytics community on the Connect ACUA site