DataConsulting January 2012 Newsletter

2012-01-01

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January DataConsulting Newsletter!

I hope the festive season brought you joy and relaxation. Now it’s 2012 I expect many of you will be looking to the year ahead. If you have not yet finalised your audit planning, you might consider some thoughts on how you might implement it.

DataConsulting can provide valuable input in your planning discussions. Perhaps you need a new perspective on where to use CAATs, how to better focus your testing, or simply how to make better use of the results. Whatever it is, please let us know, we’d gladly make a contribution. We specialise in delivering computer analytics, shaping strategy or delivering projects to plan and budget.

Also keep in mind the suite of tools introduced by ACL over the last few months. Tools such as Workpapers.com  which help audit teams manage and organise their working papers. Or ACL Acerno helping your team to investigate results more effectively.

Whatever your goals may be, we’ll help you achieve them in 2012.

Best Regards,

Robin

Duplicate Payments series

Get the full picture on finding Duplicate Payments using Data Analytics

Missed any of our series of articles on Duplicate Payments? Ian Anderson wraps up the series, by giving us an overview and review of the whole series.

Spotlight on AX Exception

The road to Continuous Controls Monitoring

AX Exception is a web-based application that allows audit teams to distribute exceptions found during data analysis testing to multiple business stakeholders throughout the organisation. AX Exception also features a customisable workflow management system to allow users to ensure that no exceptions “fall through the cracks.”

Workpapers.com

ACL Services announces its expansion into the electronic work papers market

The acquisition of Workpapers.com will grow ACL’s solution portfolio and create the first integrated audit technology offering in the market. This allows ACL “to provide a complete audit technology offering that is integrated, efficient and meets the most pressing needs of audit departments today.”

ACL Accounts Payable Solutions

Open up a new world of control

Spreadsheets holding you back? ACL offers your organisation the opportunity to move away from a reliance on IT, to reclaim ownership of business data to develop robust and reusable reporting.

Audit Hour

Did you miss last month’s webinar?

On 8th December Robin Clough, Managing Director of DataConsulting, and Celia Elmey, Head of Internal Audit at Logica, took part in the latest Audit Hour Series organised by ACL. Celia gave an excellent insight into how she has successfully introduced ACL and Data Analytics into her audit work programme. If you missed it last month, you can view a recording of webinar.

Auditors New Year’s Resolutions

The IIA’s Richard Chambers

Richard Chambers outlines five New Year’s resolutions that an Internal Auditor should make.

  1. Invest in yourself as a professional
  2. Be able to articulate your value
  3. Enhance communications
  4. Follow the risks
  5. Align with stakeholder expectations

Upcoming Events and ACL Open Enrolment Courses

ACL 182 Concepts and Practices: London, 6-8 February 2011

 

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