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Fraud Data Analytics: A Worked Example for Ghost Employee Fraud Schemes 11Feb
2019

Fraud Data Analytics: A Worked Example for Ghost Employee Fraud Schemes

Ghost employee schemes are a common fraud scheme during which there are people on the payroll who don’t work for the company in question but do collect a salary or remuneration.

Unconventional Analysis

Unconventional Analysis

24 January 2019
The opportunity to use data analytics to gain insights, add more value and unravel opportunities are endless. We’ve rounded up a few, fairly-unconventional, ways CaseWare IDEA® users are exploring data in...

The opportunity to use data analytics to gain insights, add more value and unravel opportunities are endless. We’ve rounded up a few, fairly-unconventional, ways CaseWare IDEA® users are exploring data in innovative ways.

IDEA 10.4 Increases Audit Quality & Consistency by...

IDEA 10.4 Increases Audit Quality & Consistency by...

13 December 2018

IDEA 10.4 will include an import utility to easily obtain data from upwards of 90 accounting packages including QuickBooks™, SAGE, ACCPAC and more.

IDEA 10.4 will include an import utility to easily obtain data from upwards of 90 accounting packages including QuickBooks™, SAGE, ACCPAC and more.

5 Avenues for Importing Data into IDEA

5 Avenues for Importing Data into IDEA

21 November 2018

One of the greatest benefits to CaseWare IDEA is the sheer amount of data it can read and make universally consumable – both in file types and in data length.

One of the greatest benefits to CaseWare IDEA is the sheer amount of data it can read and make universally consumable – both in file types and in data length.

5 Ways Manufacturers are Using Analytics to Make Data-Driven Decisions
20 November 2018

5 Ways Manufacturers are Using Analytics to Make Data-Driven Decisions

Data analytics can help identify potential areas where manufacturers can reduce costs, eliminate inefficiencies, and make better decisions.

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Your Data Said What?!?!?
19 November 2018

Your Data Said What?!?!?

Do you have your end result in mind? Are your query and focus strict enough to bring back that answer? These tips can help get you to the end result.

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Conflicts of Interest
15 November 2018

Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts aren’t always fraudulent or prohibited, but they should be properly managed.

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Fraud Week Edition: Ghosts are Real! Ghost Employee & Vendor
14 November 2018

Fraud Week Edition: Ghosts are Real! Ghost Employee & Vendor

Ghost employees and payroll fraud can take different forms including fictitious employees, employees who do not work, and continuous payment after termination.

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Expensive Expenses: Identifying Fraud in T&E
13 November 2018

Expensive Expenses: Identifying Fraud in T&E

Expense Reports and Travel and Entertainment expenses are both common areas for fraud and challenging to find. These frauds are complex and contain a mix of prescriptive and behavioral analytics to detect and manage exposure.

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To Catch A Fraudster
12 November 2018

To Catch A Fraudster

Are Auditors Responsible for Detecting Fraud?

According to the PCAOB, “The auditor has a responsibility to plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.” 

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Take a Lean Six Sigma Approach Using Data Analytics
16 October 2018

Take a Lean Six Sigma Approach Using Data Analytics

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Infusing Python into Your Analysis with IDEA
6 October 2018

Infusing Python into Your Analysis with IDEA

IDEA Tech Tip

This Tech Tip we share some examples of how equivalent tasks in IDEAScript can be made much simpler in Python.

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Global Chemical Company Automates Risks Identification with CaseWare IDEA
14 September 2018

Global Chemical Company Automates Risks Identification with CaseWare IDEA

Global corporation used IDEA to standardize & develop an automated process to comply with anti-corruption policy.

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Telecommunications Provider Turns Two Days of Work Into 20 Minutes with CaseWare IDEA®
14 September 2018

Telecommunications Provider Turns Two Days of Work Into 20 Minutes with CaseWare IDEA®

Auditors Analyzing Hundreds of Millions of Records to Track Buying and Usage Patterns

One of the world’s largest telecom companies' internal audit team leverages tech to analyze trends, tendencies & patterns within customer & financial data.

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Exploring IDEA's Built-In Power of Python
20 August 2018

Exploring IDEA's Built-In Power of Python

IDEA Tech Tip

With the release of version 10.3, IDEA created a buzz with its implementation of the Python scripting language, thereby taking a huge step towards having a more robust coding environment.

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Sharing IDEA Data Using IDEA's ODBC Driver
18 July 2018

Sharing IDEA Data Using IDEA's ODBC Driver

IDEA Tech Tip

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Oncor Achieves Operational Efficiencies with CaseWare IDEA
25 June 2018

Oncor Achieves Operational Efficiencies with CaseWare IDEA

Oncor's internal audit team needed to acquire years of data from different environments and formats to help improve processes and efficiency levels.

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Analyzing the Past to Predict the Future with Trend Analysis
18 June 2018

Analyzing the Past to Predict the Future with Trend Analysis

In business, predicting the future is never an easy task. But IDEA can help as long as you have the right data, and Trend Analysis can help.

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2018 IDEA® User of Excellence Award Winner Selected
15 June 2018

2018 IDEA® User of Excellence Award Winner Selected

Jennifer Girard, CIDA with American Red Cross Recognized for Exceptional Use of Data Analytics

Jennifer Girard, Sr Auditor with the American Red Cross is the recipient of the 2018 US IDEA UoE Award. She utilized IDEA to assist Finance Department during a natural disaster.

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The Rules of Nature and Audit
6 June 2018

The Rules of Nature and Audit

What’s missing is often as important as what’s present. The rules of nature apply very well to audit if you consider, “Everyone knows it, but do you test for it?”

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Using IDEA to Import QuickBooks General Ledger Data
4 June 2018

Using IDEA to Import QuickBooks General Ledger Data

The General Ledger is typically the starting point to an expanse of detailed information, see a step-by-step guide on how to get a readable version in idea.

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New Features in IDEA 10.3 Part II
10 May 2018

New Features in IDEA 10.3 Part II

IDEA Tech Tip

In a recent article, we introduced the improvements to Stratified Random Samples and Python integration added in IDEA 10.3. But that’s just a small part...

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Cargo Company Swaps Programming-Intensive Data Analytics Software for CaseWare IDEA
10 May 2018

Cargo Company Swaps Programming-Intensive Data Analytics Software for CaseWare IDEA

Auditors Achieve More Success in First Year with IDEA Than 5+ Years with Other Tool

With the entire audit team up and running using data analytics, they are finding new ways to integrate IDEA into other areas of the business and automate repeatable processes.

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Maximizing Your Environment - Global Variables
8 May 2018

Maximizing Your Environment - Global Variables

Consider scope to be a building in which people work. The tools required to accomplish their tasks will of course be housed in that building, but in scripting it’s important to determine which tools need to be shared among the buildings.

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