The Baltimore Chapter of the IIA is excited to announce that we have contracted with Joel Kramer's (2013 IIA American Hall of Distinguished Practioner's Inductee) MIS Training Institute to bring one of their high-quality courses, entitled "Data Mining for Auditors", to Baltimore at a substantial discount to our members.
Please note that this is NOT Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAATS) training, but instead training designed to provide attendees with a logical approach and methodology for incorporating data mining into all aspects of the internal audit process. See the details below:
Course Title: MIS Training Institute's Data Mining for Internal Auditors - A Logical Approach to Continous Auditing and Governance
Instructor: Greg Duckert, CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA
Synopsis: To meet the challenges of the 21st century it is necessary for Internal Audit to retool and closely align itself with the business issues confronting today’s organizations. A logical audit presence driven by data coupled with continuous and virtual audit is a practical strategy for achieving this goal.
In this seminar you will learn how to effectively use data as the driver for multiple audit functionalities, from risk assessment to highly effective visual-based audit reports. You will learn which data to mine to minimize audit resources and maximize audit and business outcomes by delivering business-focused recommendations that will bring about constructive change. In addition, you will learn oversight strategies and techniques for performing continuous auditing that will enable your organization to be best-in-class in today’s global competitive market place. During this course, attendees will learn:
- How to align the audit function with the business
- The difference between traditional versus continuous audits
- A virtual audit process for the 21st Century
- The definition of data mining and is many uses
- The 10 Commandments of Data Mining
- How to maximize use of the data in the audit process
- Data analysis methodologies for logically focusing audit efforts on critical business concerns
- Using data to redefine audits reports into a business-focused format
- The importance of data mining to continous auditing and enterprise risk management
“A must for organizations that want to improve and modernize their approach to internal auditing.”
-Carolyn Fay, Staff Auditor, Reader’s Digest Association
Note for our Members: This course is being offered by the Baltimore Chapter of the IIA at a substantial discount. The equivalent cost to attend this course as hosted by MISTI would be approximately $680 plus attendee travel costs.
Audience: This course is designed for staff, seniors and manager-level auditors and anyone who would like to increase the use of data analytics in the audit process or who want to gain further insight into developing a data-driven internal audit process.
Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 (Registration starts at 8:00)
Notes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Breaks included
CPE: 8 Hours
Speaker Bio: Greg Duckert is a Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute. He is also the Founder of the Virtual Governance Institute, a consulting firm specializing in data-centric enterprise risk assessment models and continous audit platforms. Actively engaged in internal auditing for more than 30 years, Mr. Duckert is a subject matter expert in risk assessment and specializes in using progressive audit tools and techniques. Honing his expertise in the manufacturing, construction and healthcare industries, he was an Audit Executive for a Fortune 500 company and also served as Chief Audit Executive for two other major organizations. In addition, he has authored the book Practical Enterprise Risk Management: A Business Process Approach.
MIS Training Institute:Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK and Asia. MIS' expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.Helping audit and infosecurity professional stay at the top of their game has always been at the core of MIS' mission. To that end, MIS has developed and focuesed its seminars, conferences and symposia on the wide-ranging needs of internal and IT auditors. MIS' unparralled course curriculum covers the most up-to-the-minute topics, provides proven audit and security practices and delivers the information needed to be successful in today's organization. All MIS programs are led by industry experts...hands-on pros who have been in the field and who practice what they teach. Attendees of MIS Training Institute events benefit from the unbiased practices, proven strategies, and lessons learned in the real world.
Questions or for more information: Contact Jim Jarrell, VP of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-997-6393