Guide to Data Analytics for Audits

1 Credits: Auditing


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Guide to Data Analytics for Audits

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

Data analytics can be an exceedingly useful tool for investigating entire populations of data, rather than just engaging in audit sampling. An auditor can use data analytics in every phase of an audit, from risk assessments through forming an overall conclusion. In the Guide to Data Analytics for Audits course, we describe the uses to which data analytics can be put, the issues related to data collection, and how analytics can be applied to each phase of an audit. The course is supplemented by seven case studies that show how the concepts discussed in the course can be applied to audits.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the principles to be applied to the development of data visualizations.
  • Identify the characteristics of relevant and reliable data.
  • Specify the audit documentation requirements for data analytics procedures.
  • Recognize the process flow for dealing with notable items.
  • Identify the uses to which grouping and filtering activities can be put when engaging in audit data analytics.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
February 26, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …