With the increasing automation and complexity of processes in a Company, internal auditors are gradually being relied upon by the Board of Directors thru the Audit Committee to provide a timely and reasonable assessment on the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of its critical processes and reports (financial and non-financial). In most cases, internal auditors are often caught off guard with the challenges presented by this new environment. This condition has lead to internal auditors from equipping themselves with the right capability and tools to ensure that large volume of information obtained from operations team are analyzed and processed in an effective and efficient manner.
To address these challenges, internal audit professionals began to use tools which are generally known as Computer –Assisted Audit Techniques or “CAATS.” One of the tools that are commonly used by internal audit professionals in the Philippines is Microsoft (MS) Excel. This course will aid internal auditors in maximizing their use of MS Excel in conducting various audit activities ranging from data understanding, importing and extracting, analysis, and reporting, among others.
The methodologies include a combination of lectures, case studies and group discussions to provide a comprehensive learning process.
What You Will Learn:
Beginning with the End in Mind!
- Formulating reports based on the requirements.
Data and Database: An Overview
- Database Components:
- Data Types,
- Database Anomalies:
- Database Normalization Process.
Visualizing Data in MS Excel
- Finding and highlighting cells based on a pre-determined condition/s,
- Creating in-cell bar charts with data bars,
- Maximizing the use of Conditional Formatting,
- Creating heat maps with color scales,
- Using Charts in presenting large volumes of information.
Formatting your Worksheets
Importing, Extracting and Exporting Data from other sources
Verifying and Protecting the Integrity of your Data
- Sum Totals, Count Totals, Hash Totals, etc.
- Data file size.
MS Excel as a Tool for Data Analysis
- Sorting, filtering and grouping data,
- Data cleansing,
- Finding duplicates and gaps,
- Relating, Joining and merging data from various sources, and
- Using Powerful Functions/Formulas.
Summarization and Reporting: Pivot Table and Charts
Case Studies and Group Discussions
Who Should Attend
This seminar is ideal for internal auditors, cross-functional teams with audit oversight and control functions, and day-to-day professionals involved in the analysis and reporting of various Company information (i.e. Financial Planning and Budgeting, Treasury, General Accounting and Comptroller, etc.). This is also a general course for anyone interested to increase their knowledge and skills on the use of MS Excel.
Facilitator: Mr. Paul Ryan M. Balon, CPA, CIA, CISA
Internal Audit Practitioner
Schedule: 9 & 16 September 2017
Time: 8:30am – 5: 00 pm
Venue: St. Giles Hotel, Makati Ave., Makati City
Member’s Rate: Php9,000
Non-Member’s Rate: Php12,000
No. of CPE Credits : 18*
* IIA Certifications
*BOA Accredited CPD Provider
- Seminar Kit
- Certificate of Participation
- AM & PM Snack, Buffet Lunch
How to Enroll: