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How mature is your internal audit team?

The IIA Research Foundation has recently released a global benchmark report that examines the maturity of internal audit departments. More than 2,500 Chief Audit Executives (CAE) from around the world […]

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IDEA 10 Now Available in Portuguese!

CaseWare Analytics is happy to announce that the most recent version of our IDEA Data Analysis software is now available in Portuguese. With this release, Portuguese-speaking auditors and financial professionals […]

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IDEA 10 Now Available in Dutch!

CaseWare Analytics is pleased to let you know that the newest version of IDEA Data Analysis software is now available in Dutch, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing the international […]

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Make your Data Analysis Program a Reality

  As auditors continue to deal with increasingly complex projects, accelerating change and increasing reliance on data and analytics, most would agree that a good data analysis program helps manage […]

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Fight Fraud with Fuzzy Duplicate

  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRC) recently faced criticism from Canada’s Auditor-General for having gaps in its citizenship program that led to a review of approximately 700 potential cases […]

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Big Names, Big Tax Problems

When it comes to VAT—value-added tax—big names spanning the globe are making recent headlines. Heavy hitters such as Amazon and eBay have made the news after the UK Treasury announced […]

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What’s New in IDEA 10.3

The newest release of IDEA is here! Here’s some details on what’s new and exciting about IDEA 10.3—and why you should upgrade now to save time, gain deeper insights and […]

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CaseWare IDEA Visits Dubai!

CaseWare IDEA recently attended the IIA International Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with the theme of ‘Connecting the World Through Innovati​on’. Here is a selection of photos our team took […]

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2018 Audit Team Trends With Scott Jones

  We recently sat down with a panel of audit industry experts to discuss their thoughts on the trends audit teams should be prepared to see throughout 2018. Here is the perspective of Scott Jones, […]

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Auditor Spotlight: Brian Element

To discuss the value of automating data analysis, CaseWare Analytics recently spoke with Brian Element, CPA, CA, CIDA, CISE, CFE, Financial Advisor at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). Read […]

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IDEA 10.3 Webinar Q&A, Part 2

  We recently hosted a webinar to launch version 10.3 of CaseWare IDEA Data Analysis software. In part 1 of this series, we answered some of the questions we received from our […]

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IDEA 10.3 Webinar Q&A, Part 1

  Last week we hosted a webinar to launch version 10.3 of CaseWare IDEA Data Analysis software. Covering the newest features and enhancements included in this release—including Python integration, updates to […]

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Auditor Spotlight: Marcelo Barreto Rodrigues

CaseWare Analytics recently had the opportunity to speak with Marcelo Barreto Rodrigues (IM), Rear Admiral and General Director of Internal Control Center of Brazil’s Navy, to discuss the Navy’s use of data analytics. Here’s some of the reasons why he’s […]

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IDEA Tech Tip: Using @ Functions in Tax Audits

Q: I’m a tax auditor and would like to use IDEA to check sales and purchases records, look at mark-ups and verify that taxes are recorded correctly. Which @ functions can help me when appending files, sorting purchase invoices and linking names with similar addresses?

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Auditor Spotlight: Bistra Dimitrova

Kronos is a leader in Workforce Management solutions that enable tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce […]

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KMPG Chooses IDEA as a Global Software Tool

Ottawa, ON – September 2004 – CaseWare IDEA Inc., the developer and global marketer of IDEA, the leading data analysis software for auditors, accountants and financial managers, announced that it has […]

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Using IDEA to Keep Payroll Fraud in Check

I’m at the IDEA User Conference this week and what an opportunity to mingle with IDEA power users and enthusiasts! My first session was led by Audimation Services’ Jill Davies and Carol Ursell on how to use IDEA to detect payroll fraud.

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Big data and audit

  In recent years big data has become a phenomenon and has enabled organizations to change the course of their business based on an abundance, quality and velocity of information. […]

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Auditor Spotlight: Robert Berry

The University of South Alabama is a medical college with more than 16,000 students and it is here where we recently spoke with the college’s Executive Director of Internal Audit, […]

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Auditor Spotlight: Anke Eckardt

Heidelberg Cement and its North American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson, are global leaders in the cement market. Recently we talked with Anke Eckardt, director of the company’s Group Internal Audit (GIA) […]

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Cangemi Perspectives: What is most important about using analytics?

Michael P. Cangemi is a senior fellow at Rutgers University and serves on the Rutgers Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab Advisory Board. A former CFO and CEO, a prolific writer, active speaker and senior advisor to various companies, Mr. Cangemi now focuses on providing continuous auditing, continuous monitoring and analytics intelligence for GRC, Finance and Business Process Improvements.

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Building an Audit Team in a Digital World

Ian Kirton, Senior Audit Manager of TSB Bank, delivered an insightful presentation at the IIA GAM (General Audit Management) Conference this month. His bank is undergoing a massive transformation to online banking and services, and Ian has been tasked with designing an audit department and data analytics strategy to support the cloud-based enterprise. Here are the key learnings he had to share.

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Auditor Spotlight: Erin Baker

CaseWare Analytics recently met Erin Baker, Data Analytics Program Manager for the University of Texas System Audit Office, and discussed her thoughts on data analytics. Here are some highlights from […]

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The role of data analytics in fraud prevention

  March marks Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, an annual education and awareness campaign that encourages Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud. It’s an important campaign, especially considering that […]

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IDEA 10.3 Webinar Q&A, Part 2

We recently hosted a webinar to launch version 10.3 of CaseWare IDEA Data Analysis software. In part 1 of this series, we answered some of the questions we received from our audience about some of 10.3's features and enhancements, such as Python integration. These are the answers to the last question from attendees.

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How auditors can deliver added value

  The notion of ‘value add’ has evolved from an act of surpassing expectations to a requirement for auditors. But how, exactly, are audit professionals supposed to find this treasured […]

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IDEA 10.3 Webinar Q&A, Part 1

Last week we hosted a webinar to launch version 10.3 of CaseWare IDEA Data Analysis software. Covering the newest features and enhancements included in this release—including Python integration, updates to Character Field Statistics, enhancements to Visualization and more—the webinar generated a lot of interest from our audience. Here are answers to some of the questions our hosts received during the event.

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IDEA Tech Tip: Equation Editor and Regular Expressions

Q: I’ve heard that you can use regular expressions in IDEA’s equation editor. Can you show me how to validate a U.S./Canada phone ... Works and Government Services Canada For more IDEA tech tips or to ask your own IDEA questions, visit IDEAScripting.com.

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Auditor Spotlight: Fred Lyons

With 30 years of experience as a Senior Computer Audit Specialist at D’Arcangelo & Co. LLP, an audit and consulting firm in New York State, Fred Lyons is an expert […]

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Technology Skills: 2018 Audit Team Trends Report

In our newly released 2018 Audit Team Trends Report, where we interviewed six audit industry experts about their views for 2018 and reported on our survey of more than 800 others in the audit field, we found that data analytics was the top technology skill that will be important for auditors to have this year.

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IDEA Tech Tip: Using PDFs

Auditors frequently receive information via PDF files that need to be imported into IDEA for analysis. Here are some tech tips on working with PDF files from our IDEA user […]

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Auditor Spotlight: Aaron Boor

Recently, CaseWare Analytics talked with Aaron Boor, IT Audit and Project Automation Manager, Internal Audit at Donegal Insurance Group to discuss why he uses CaseWare IDEA Data Analysis software in […]

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