Since joining the firm nearly seven years ago, Conner has played an integral part in IDEA user development. She presents at the firm’s continuing education training sessions throughout the year on both technical accounting topics and creative problem solving to demonstrate the firm’s innovative use of data analytics. She also serves as a technical advisor for IDEAScript development and supports the audit department with the rollout of automated procedures.
“One of the reasons IDEA has held its longstanding position as a leader in data analytics is its strong community of data analytics enthusiasts,” said Carolyn Newman, president, Audimation Services. “Courtney Conner has become a go-to resource, helping others advance their use of data analytics to increase productivity and build a knowledgebase within Schneider Downs that gives their firm an edge. We applaud her commitment to advancing the profession.”
Conner is a pivotal contributor to the firm’s IDEA user development initiatives. She has designed and led the development of baseline hands-on training sessions for the past several years, and more recently supervised the release of an audit-specific IDEAScript video series to help colleagues expand their use of IDEA. Conner has also held a seat on the firm’s Audit and Assurance Effectiveness Committee (AAEC), where she shared her knowledge to promote department-wide adoption of IDEAScripts. Through these contributions, Conner has helped Schneider Downs take a leadership role in an industry that continues to evolve and transform with advancing technology.
Conner was nominated by her colleague, Chris Kosty, who received an honorable mention for the 2020 Award. She will publicly receive her award at the 2022 IDEA User Conference.
About Schneider Downs & Co.
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. has been providing accounting, tax and business advisory services through innovative thought leaders who deliver their expertise to meet the individual needs of each client. Schneider Downs’ client list includes Fortune 500 companies, well-established regional businesses, not-for-profits, and exciting start-ups. Schneider Downs also works with large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities, service firms and professional associations. Visit schneiderdowns.com.
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 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 audimation.com . or call 888.641.2800.
About CaseWare International
CaseWare International Inc. is the leading global provider of cloud-enabled audit, financial reporting and data analytics solutions for Accounting firms, Corporations, and Government regulators world-wide. With efficiency, quality and value in mind, CaseWare provides innovative solutions to over 500,000 users, in 130 countries and in 16 languages.
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