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IDEA Auditing Tool - Computer Aided Audit Techniques

Course Code: ACAT

Dates: 28 Nov - 2 Dec | 13 Mar - 17 Mar | 19 Jun - 23 Jun | 28 Aug - 1 Sep | 27 Nov - 1 Dec

Price: £2750 Plus VAT

Duration: 1 Week /s

Course Objectives

To provide delegates with competence in effective auditing in a computerized environment. Computer aided audit techniques (CAAT) software such as IDEA is designed for auditing, forensic investigations and analysis of computer files for the purpose of developing competent audit evidence


Who Should Attend?

Internal auditors, investigators, examiners and financial analysts


Prerequisite Courses

None


Course Overview

  • Overview of computer database management

  • Understanding file structures

  • Data manipulation

  • Handling faulty data

  • Performing simple audit procedures

  • Analytical techniques using CAAT software

  • File and data integrity testing

  • Recomputations and substantive testing

  • Parallel simulation using the command mode

  • Sampling on electronic audit trails

  • Transaction tracking and matching

  • Data gap and duplicate testing

  • Detecting exceptions in database/reports

  • Using IDEA to interrogate other software, e.g. SAP



  • Course Materials

    Notes, hand outs and workshop materials
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