Data Analytics and Its Practical Application in Internal Audit


Course Description:
The future economy is all about data, so it is important to make sure your data is working for you! The information that can be found from analyzed data trends can help your governmental entity determine where you might be vulnerable or where risks may be hidden. Utilizing data analytics in conjunction with Internal Audit, gives your entity a point in time response where analytics layers with ongoing monitoring and analysis to help mitigate your exposure to risk and improve operational efficiency.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline what data analytics is and why it is important 
  • Review the benefits of data analytics in internal audit
  • Identify the impact of data analytics has on your entity 
Nathan McMurtrey, Principal | Eide Bailly

Nathan believes that every company can be a data company. As the leader of our data analytics practice, he helps businesses reach that vision. Previously, Nathan was the CEO and founder of Xerva, a business intelligence company located in Orem, Utah. Nathan loves to watch data transform businesses and go from being a liability to an asset.

Kimberley Higgins, CPA, Partner | Eide Bailly
Since 1979, Kim has been providing public accounting services to a variety of clients, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities, nonprofits and state agencies. She is Colorado’s government director, leading the CO offices in performing audits for some of the largest counties, cities and state agencies in Colorado. 
Kim sits on the firm’s Government Advisory Committee as well as the firm’s Internal Audit Advisory Committee, strategically helping to guide the firm’s governmental service lines in consulting and auditing (external, internal and performance). Serving on AICPA, COCPA and firm committees over her career has been her passion, helping our governments and firm grow and learn from each other.

CPE Information
CPE Credits: 1
Field of Study: Computer Software and Applications
Level of Knowledge: Overview
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.


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