September 2015 Meeting

Date: September 3, 2015
Location: Renaissance Richardson Hotel
Address: 900 E. Lookout Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Cost: $45-Members and $55-Non Members

Registration is Closed.

Walk-ins will be welcomed!


Quantitative Indicators of Risk: Support for the Annual Risk-Based Audit Plan

Objective: As companies continue to embrace the power of data analysis in conducting audit testing and control monitoring, many continue to miss significant opportunity to analyze key risk trends and risk indicators to objectively identify the organization’s high risk operations. This session will provide strategies to layer powerful, effective, and objective analysis into risk assessment and risk monitoring activities to support the risk-based audit plan.

  • No prerequisites required
  • 1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


Lunch Session:

Avoiding the pitfalls when developing an analytics function

Objective: We constantly hear that Chief Audit Executives require analytic skills of auditors. At the same time, there are numerous examples of how the development, implementation and maintenance of an analytics function within audit have failed. Learn best practices and approaches that will help you to avoid the pitfalls when establishing a data analysis capability to support audit.

  • No prerequisites required
  • 1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


Post Meeting:

Data Analytics to Support the Risk Assessment in the Planning Phase of an Audit

Objective: Learn approaches to identifying key risks and controls within a business process to support the planning phase of an audit.  Together we will identify the risks and controls related to accounts payable and then Dave will use ACL to perform the suggested analytics.   The results will be interpreted and used to develop audit findings.  In the space of 1 hour – we will start and complete an accounts payable audit.

  • No prerequisites required
  • 1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


Speaker Bio:

Dave_2015Dave Coderre, President, CAATS, has extensive experience in the area of data analysis to support finance and internal audit. He has worked with numerous finance and audit teams to help them maximize the use of data analysis to support their objectives. In particular, he has 28 years of experience working with internal auditors – assisting them in developing ACL scripts for a variety of analysis requirements. In addition, he has taught introductory and advanced ACL courses for more than 18 years and is currently teaching a university course on Data Analytics to Detect Fraud.

Dave is the author of three books on auditing: Internal Audit: Efficiency through Automation (2008), Computer-Aided Fraud Prevention and Detection: A Step by Step Guide (2009); and Fraud Analysis Techniques Using ACL (2009). He is also the author of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Technology Audit Guide – Continuous Auditing: Implications for Assurance, Monitoring and Risk Assessment.

Mr. Coderre contributes to various professional journals; and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. He is also the #1 poster on the ACL User Forum; and has been using ACL for more than 20 years.

Event CPE Details:
  • Number of CPE hours: 3
  • Prerequisites Required: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live
  • You must sign in at the conference to receive CPE credit.
  • An online CPE certificate will be available to print after you have completed the online evaluation survey.




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