IIA-Australia White Paper -Data Analytics Techniques for Internal Audit

IIA-Australia White Paper - Data Analytics Techniques for Internal Audit

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Tariq Islam PMIIA, BEng(First Class Honours), BMaths&ComputerScience, DCAM 



Topics Explored

Internal Audit


White Paper


Data analytics has proven to be an effective internal audit technique as it provides a deeper level of assurance compared to traditional sampling approaches through the ability to test full data populations.

This white paper provides guidance on different data analytics techniques and how different types of data can be analysed.

Key Points

  1. Data analytics can be used to independently assess:
    – the integrity of systems and processes
    – the integrity of data flows
    – the accuracy and completeness of reporting
    – data quality

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