Fraud auditors are detectives, sifting through large volumes of data for anything questionable. It is essential to utilize tools that enable immediate investigations. Microsoft Excel provides some easy-to-use tools that can greatly enhance and expedite the fraud audit process. This course will demonstrate how to use AutoFilter, arrays, and functions such as WEEKDAY and MOD using step by step instructions that you can apply to the interactive Excel practice file. The materials also include a discussion of Benford's Law, a valuable tool that can be used in conjunction with Excel.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the location of AutoFilter icon in Excel, and recognize the usage of the AutoFilter tool, particularly in fraud auditing
- Recognize when auto filter and conditional formatting may be utilized to highlight exceptions
- Recognize the usage of array formulas and lookup tables to consolidate tasks, search for information, and compare lists
- Recognize the syntax and usage of various text functions such as VLOOKUP, IFERROR, and MATCH to identify items, compare lists, search for a specific criteria or rounding, and name ranges of data
- Recognize ways to identify duplicate items and the steps involved in removing duplicates
- Identify gaps in a sequence using Excel
- Recognize the uses of Benford's Law
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