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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Data Analytics for CPAs (DATAC)

NEW! 8-Hour Program

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

Technology is constantly changing and with that change a need arises to reevaluate how we approach auditing. We are seeing more electronic transaction documentation and less paper. Clients want more data analysis and conclusions on the data. In order to stay ahead of this evolution, we need to understand and develop new techniques in auditing. This course will cover basic knowledge on data analytics with broad application and offer detailed practical guidance and illustrations.

DESIGNED FOR...

All firms, staff and individuals looking to gain additional knowledge on data analytics
in a general sense as well as through practical analysis.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will take away knowledge on the tools involved with performing data analytic techniques, best practices and practical tips and tricks that can be implemented immediately. Firms will also gain knowledge on developing a plan to successfully utilize specialized technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness on audits using data analytic tools and techniques.

MAJOR SUBJECTS

The major subjects covered in this course are as follows:

  • What is Data Analytics? An overview
  • Understanding data systems
  • Transmission and receipt of data
  • Discussion on specialized technologies to aid in the audit plan
  • Interrogating data and practical application of specialized technologies
  • Case Studies in practical application
  • Creating a workable internal plan to maximize usage of specialized technology

COURSE ACRONYM: DATAC

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Basic

PREREQUISITES:

  • Basic auditing and accounting course or experience

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Auditing & Information Technology

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT:

  • Auditing: 4 hours
  • Information Technology: 4 hours

NOTE: This course is available as an 8-hour and 4-hour program:

• Data Analytics for CPAs (DATAC)
• Data Analytics for CPAs (DATAC4)


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SmartPros®, A Kaplan Company and Loscalzo Institute, A Kaplan Company are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.