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General Ledger Analysis Using IDEA

Event Start Date: 1/6/2017 11:30 AM Event End Date: 1/6/2017 12:20 PM

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Cost per place: $49.00

Learn how to use IDEA to identify anomalies and exceptions in the General Ledger. Specific audit tests will be covered to identify one-sided entries, out of balance journal entries, unusual activity by user, entries on abnormal days, activity posted in an incorrect account, missing or duplicate journals, trend analysis, and perform a key word search to detect suspicious activity.

Course Level Intermediate
Length 1 Hour (1 CPE)
Event Time 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM CST
Prerequisites Some experience with IDEA and/or complete the Getting Started with IDEA webcast.
Delivery Method Group Internet-Based

Note: Payment is due before the course. Occasionally it is necessary for Audimation Services to cancel a scheduled course. If a course is cancelled, the prepaid tuition can be: 1) refunded; 2) applied to another course for the same or a substituted colleague.

After completing this training, participants will be able to perform:

  • Summarization
  • Field Manipulation
  • @Functions - compif, left, justnumbers, precno, dow, @day
  • Join Databases
  • Gap Detection
  • Duplicate Key Detection
  • Search
  • Benford's Law

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Hands down, IDEA is easier to use than other analytics tools. To fully maximize your use of IDEA and for faster implementation, we recommend new and experienced users take advantage of our many training opportunities. Our courses are offered throughout the U.S. and online for all levels of users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Many will even earn NASBA CPE credit and help you work toward CaseWare Analytics IDEA Certification.

The best thing about our training - our first-class instructors. We've been working with IDEA for over 20 years - we know the product inside and out. Our instructors are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) and Certified IDEA Data Analysts (CIDA) with experience working in the trenches of accounting, audit and finance. Plus, they make learning fun…now that’s worth signing up for!

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I learned A TON! I am very excited to start applying the new concepts I learned to projects at the office and to also share my knowledge with co-workers.