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Data Analytics in Internal Audit
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Course Overview
A practical hands-on approach to conducting Data Analytics has become a necessity since the spread of IT systems has made it a pre-requisite that auditors as well as management have the ability to examine high volumes of data and transaction in order to determine patterns and trends. In addition, the increasing need to continuously monitor and audit IT systems has created an imperative for the effective use of appropriate data mining tools. While a variety of powerful tools are readily available today, the skills required to utilize such tools are not. Not only must the correct testing techniques be selected but the effective interpretation of outcomes presented by the software is essential in the drawing of appropriate conclusions based on the data analysis. This means that the users of such tools must gain skills not only in the technical implementation of the software, but also in the understanding of structures and meanings of corporate data including the ability to determine the information requirements for the effective management of business.
Key Takeaways
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Learn the business Risks of using IT, related controls and IS assurance and audit concepts
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What does an IT Audit engagement involve and approach to risk based IS audits
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Overview of IS assurance and audit standards, tools and techniques
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Planning & performing riskbased IS audit procedures
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An understanding of the scope of the emerging technology concepts, related issues & business risks
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LEORON - Professional Development Institute
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Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which the founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering. With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Dubai, Riyadh, Jonkoping, Skopje, Accra, and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 10000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region.

Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction to Data Analysis
This session will introduce the reader to the principles of information flow within organizations as well as data analytic methodologies and terminology. The focus will be on developing an understanding of where critical data exists for analysis, the obtaining of access and the selection of the appropriate analytical techniques. We will examine the differences between a given set of data in the standard benchmark in terms of central tendency, variation and shape of curve. In addition we will examine the fundamental principles of Baysian probability theory. In general, this is a methodology used to trying to clarify the relationship between theory and evidence. It attempts to demonstrate how the probability that the theory is true is affected by a new piece of evidence. This can be critical to auditors in drawing conclusions about large populations based upon small samples drawn.
Understanding Sampling
This session will cover the fundamental assumptions underlying the use of sampling techniques, the nature of populations and the use of variables. Distribution frequencies and central tendency measurement will be covered as well as the impact on analysis of distribution characteristics. It will also examine the differences between judgmental and statistical sampling, the applicability of both in audit practice, and the dangers inherent in confusing the two.The differences in selection methods will be covered as well as their impact on the analysis and interpretation possible within the sampling methods.
Day 2
Applying Differing Analytical Techniques
This session will examine typical CAATs in common use in the selection of the appropriate technique based upon the type of evidence and the audit objective. Included will be the dangers to the auditor inherent in pre-judgment of expected results and the subsequent distortion of the analysis based upon these pre-conceptions. It will also examine the audit methodologies for the analysis of Big data. Big data is a term given to large datasets containing a variety of data types. Big data analysis allows the auditor to seek for hidden patterns and identify concealed correlations, market trends and other data inter-relationships which can indicate areas for improved operational efficiencies within business processes.Topics covered in this session include:

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Internal Audit Professionals, Chief Audit Executives
IT Management Professionals
Risk Officers & strategic management members
Internal control professionals

FAQ

What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 425 5711 or register@leoron.com.
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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    IAMM Internal Audit Maturity Model
    In recognition of their dedication and contribution supporting IKEA Saudi Arabia in arranging training programs during 2517 & 256, looking forward for more development and exciting effort this year. On behalf of IKEA Saudi Arabia, THANK YOU!
    Dalal Kutbi
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    Dating back to 2514, Mobily’s “LEORON” experience has grown from a single collaboration to a long-term partnership. We consider “LEORON” Institute as a strategic partner, whose contribution has been nothing but premium in equipping our staff with field-based knowledge and information. Past three years have resulted with an expanded collaboration with superior customer service and support. Best Regards,
    Turki S. Alsahaan
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    Since the partnership was signed between BAE Systems Saudi Development & Training and LEORON in 2517, we have been working together to offer the Saudi market a complete portfolio of training solutions benefiting from the wide and extensive experience of both parties. Recognizing the great success of this partnership, we are looking for further collaborations in the future that will position both companies as one of the leading training providers in Saudi Arabia. We thank the LEORON team for their full cooperation and continuing support, and look forward to further success together in the years to come.
    Emad Alrajih
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    We have been working with LEORON for the past two years and will be working with them again this upcoming year. The programs they delivered were fruitful and exciting and our organization has received positive feedback from the participants. What our organization aims to do is to provide at no cost training for all the private sector employees so that they may benefit from our offered programs in Innovation and Professional development. Leoron has helped us achieve this goal. We look forward to continuing this service and wish them the best of luck. Regards,
    Nasser M. Al-Subaie