Houston – Sept. 14, 2011 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Mark Mayberry, IT Senior Business Systems Analyst with BDO USA, LLP, as the recipient of the 2011 IDEA User of Excellence Award. He was selected for using IDEA in innovative ways to help clients maintain business continuity, uncover fraud, and most importantly, sharing his knowledge with others.
An avid IDEA user since 1993, Mayberry incorporated IDEA on both internal and external projects. He used IDEA to uncover a material financial statement fraud involving a construction company that was shifting costs, time and materials between projects in an effort to conceal project losses that would have resulted in the loss of their bond, and eventual bankruptcy. Mayberry used IDEA to perform additional analyses that allowed the company to correct adjustments and remain in business. In another example, Mayberry utilized IDEA in a class action lawsuit against a financial institution that issued credit cards in the subprime market and was charging customers excessive fees. His analysis resulted in a multimillion dollar settlement.
“Mark Mayberry is a well-known and respected expert in the accounting, auditing and information systems industry – not just for his innovative use of technology, but also for his willingness to share what he’s learned with other professionals,” said Carolyn Newman, president, Audimation Services. “Whether he’s serving in a leadership role at BDO, developing educational programs for the firm and the AICPA, serving on a task force or presenting at an event, Mark is continually working to improve our profession by giving back. We are pleased to present the IDEA User of Excellence Award to him in acknowledgement of his contributions.”
“When I joined the National Assurance department at BDO in 2003, IDEA was taught to a selective group of power users, and knowing what a valuable tool it can be, I have worked to fully incorporate IDEA training into our milestone courses within the specific audit modules,” said Mayberry. “When we teach our staff how to perform audit procedures for financial statement areas, we teach risk assessment, planning audit procedures, then how to conduct relevant, productive procedures utilizing the functionality of IDEA and Smart Analyzer. Knowing how technology can be applied to all these areas is mission critical.”
Mayberry is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and information systems assurance services. He is a CPA, Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Mayberry is responsible for BDO’s research, development and implementation of automation strategies including audit software, document management and workflow. He has conducted educational programs domestically and internationally focusing on the efficient and effective application of the firm’s audit methodology and electronic tools. Mayberry created the AICPA IT Training School to help beginning and advanced IDEA users build their CAATTs skills.
About Audimation Services, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Audimation Services, Inc. is a leader in providing data analysis technology to help companies understand their data, assess risks, test controls, and fight fraud. As the sole U.S. distributor of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software, CaseWare™ Monitor and SmartExporter for SAP®, we help our clients maximize their technology investments by providing support, training and other valuable resources. For more information about Audimation Services, visit www.audimation.com or call 888.641.2800.
About CaseWare IDEA Inc.
CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a privately held software development and marketing company, with offices in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, and distributor partners serving more than 90 countries. CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a subsidiary of CaseWare International Inc., the world leader in business-intelligence software for accountants, auditors and other professionals. For more information about CaseWare International, visit www.caseware.com.
IDEA is a registered trademark of CaseWare International Inc.