Data analytic tools help auditors scale their audit tests over the entire data population with minimal or no increase in time and cost, generating analyses and evidence with laser precision. However, the output is only as good as the input. Data preparation is a critical step in the analysis process, one that can be time-consuming without proper know-how. Our expert instructor will walk you through the steps to import, cleanse, format and profile data to extract maximum value and deliver meaningful insights. Attendees will return to work with a better understanding of how to improve data quality in IDEA.
**Please note participants are required to be actively engaged in the class and complete coursework to qualify for CPE credit.**
Half-day (4 CPE)
Field of Study
Intro to IDEA. No advance preparation is required.
Mario Perez, CIDA
Sr Analytics Consultant
Mario has over 12 years of experience as an IDEA user, trainer, and provider of technical support and consulting services. Starting with his introduction to IDEA as an audit associate at BDO New York in the mid-90s, he credits his enthusiasm for Data Analytics and knowledge of IDEA with traveling the world, working with the IDEA distributor in Scandinavia as well as training and consulting engagements in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas.
Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:
Understand why data quality is integral for professionals applying data analytics in their engagements
Learn techniques such as cleansing, formatting and profiling data to extract maximum value
Validate the data to ensure high levels of accuracy
Test data correctness, timeliness, relevance and completeness
Audimation Services, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of the continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: nasbaregistry.org
For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:
Jennifer Ellison, Training Services Manager