An Introduction to Data Analytics for Auditors

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An Introduction to Data Analytics for Auditors

September 22, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will run 1.30pm – 4.00pm on the following dates:

22nd September, 29th September, 6th October, 13th October, 20th October, 27th October 

Summary: This course will provide all members of the audit team with confidence and a shared practical understanding of data, analytics and how these apply to an Internal Audit environment.

This programme is practical and all auditors will learn to write and embed detailed data analytics tests into Audit Programmes as well as common data analysis tasks (sourcing, validating, transforming, analysis and visualisation) using Excel or an Audit Analytics tool.

Follow up (optional): A series of coaching drop-ins and Action Planning reviews for 9 months following the programme.

Who should attend:

  • All Internal Audit Analytics staff


  • Knowledge of Internal Audit practice and methodology.
  • Working knowledge of Excel or an audit analytics tool

Duration: 6 x 3hr sessions plus 9 months follow-up (coaching and reviews)

Session 1

  • What is Data Analysis and why it is important
  • The Case for Data Analytics in Internal Audit
  • Barriers for Data Analytics in Internal Audit

Theory / Technical Content

  • What is data?
  • Where is it from?
  • Data structures
  • What is information and how is it created?
  • How to measure data


September 22, 2021
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm