Focus & Features:
With the increasing focus to automate processes and the need to operate in the digital platform, Companies and executives have increasingly relied on the use of data and information in making decisions and actions towards achieving their purpose. As a result of this shift, it is imperative for auditors to be able to understand what the data shows and use it to create value-adding recommendations. However, auditors are deterred from maximizing it due to the competencies needed to import, cleanse, analyze, interpret and transform these data to information.
To address these challenges, internal audit professionals began to use tools which are generally known as Computer –Assisted Audit Techniques or "CAATS." One of the tools that are commonly used by internal audit professionals in the Philippines is Microsoft (MS) Excel. This course will aid internal auditors in maximizing their use of MS Excel in conducting various audit activities ranging from data understanding, importing and extracting, analysis, and reporting, among others. The methodologies include a combination of lectures, case studies and group discussions to provide a comprehensive learning process.
What You Will Learn
Beginning with the End in Mind!
Data and Database: An Overview
Visualizing Data in MS Excel
Formatting your Worksheets
Importing, Extracting and Exporting Data from other sources
Verifying and Protecting the Integrity of your Data
MS Excel as a Tool for Data Analysis
Summarization and Reporting: Pivot Table and Charts
Case Studies and Group Discussions
Who Should Attend
This seminar is ideal for internal auditors, cross-functional teams with audit oversight and control functions, and day-to-day professionals involved in the analysis and reporting of various Company information (i.e. Financial Planning and Budgeting, Treasury, General Accounting and Comptroller, etc.). This is also a general course for anyone interested to increase their knowledge and skills on the use of MS Excel.
No. of CPE: 7
Virtual set-up/via ZoomSee route