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IDEA for Taxation and Government

The California Board of Equalization is a public agency in California that administers sales and use tax in addition to special taxes and fees. We currently collect approximately 60 dollars a year in taxes and fees. Many times our taxpayers will not be able to provide us with clean formatted data so we may be able to get data from in a PDF format report format and IDEA has been a tool that has allowed us to to convert that data into Excel or other formats that we are able to to work with without having to inconvenience the taxpayers.

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TSB Bank

Downloadable PDF TSB Bank is a retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom. The bank has recently undergone a massive transformation to online banking and services. Ian Kirton, Senior […]

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This IT auditor credits IDEA for his professional success

I use IDEA every single day. I've been using it every day for three years. It has changed my quality of work as well as how quickly I can turn it around. It has become extremely important in what I do and it's become interchangeable with my position.

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Baker Tilly explains how IDEA makes their audits more efficient

Baker Tilly is a national accounting and consulting firm. We have about 2,500 employees and have a wide specialty in as far as serving our clients from general practice to individual industries. We use IDEA on almost every single audit engagement. We use it from sampling, to journal entry testing, to just taking digging little bit deeper into things that we couldn't have before; you know whether it would have been manually and we wouldn’t have been able to get the same detail, its really helped us in that way.

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Kronos Inc. discusses ease of getting started with IDEA

Kronos Incorporated is the global leader in workforce management. Our solutions help tens and thousands of customers across the globe to control labor costs, reduce compliance, risk of non-compliance and improve work force productivity.

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Why this CPA firm uses IDEA instead of Excel

My name is Danielle Supkis Cheek. I have my own CPA firm in Houston, Texas. We specialize in companies that have problems with segregation of duties and controls, mostly smaller entities and mid-sized companies. And we either do one of three services for them; we help them fix their control situation, do the audit review knowing they have a control issue, or do the forensics because there was a big issue.

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NASDAQ OMX uses IDEA® Server to share data among its team members.

I’m Lenny Block. I am Senior Managing Director of Internal Audit for the NASDAQ OMX stock market. NASDAQ is a stock exchange. Companies that want to trade, securities need to list on one of the major stock exchanges. NASDAQ has been around for about 60 years and again headquartered in New York City, but the NASDAQ OMX owns stock exchanges in the Baltics, Iceland, we own Nordic exchanges, in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen, as well as Iceland.

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Tate and Tryon

With a focus on the non-profit industry, Tate & Tryon provides fraud prevention and consulting services that range from outsourced accounting to audit and assurance, including financial statement audits and consultative services.

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Barclays Bank of Kenya

Barclays Bank is a global financial services provider with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. In this interview, Innocent Scio, Applications Manager at Barclays, discusses how the organization, with the support of KPMG Kenya Advisory Services, analyzes millions of records daily using IDEA® to quicken accounts reconciliations and perform data quality remediation across 13 African countries.

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LPL Financial

In this interview Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit, Tim Smith, explains how he has used IDEA® Data Analysis Software for over 10 years and how it currently helps his team of IT auditors on a variety of IT and financial and compliance audits.

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NASDAQ OMX

In this interview, Senior Managing Director of Internal Audit, Leonard Block, explains how he uses IDEA® Data Analysis software to manage and perform a variety of audits for the company.

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Dubai World Trade Centre

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is the Middle East’s largest events and exhibitions complex, with its business operations covering venue, exhibition and event management, hospitality services and facilities management. As its operations grew, DWTC needed to analyze and prioritize potential risk areas, identify control gaps and test the reliability of system reports.

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Ivanhoé Cambridge

With a world-class reputation for exceptional management and efficiency, Ivanhoé Cambridge has consistently adhered to their goal of maintaining first-rate operations. The organization was looking to increase its audit scope and unlock hidden value from their data.

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Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.

Based in India, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (DRL) is a global pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets a wide range of medicinal products. With operations in more than 20 countries, the company’s internal audit team needed a robust data analysis tool to enhance their auditing capabilities. The team wanted to conduct audits more often than their standard schedule of every two years, and hoped to reduce their reliance on manual sampling methods.

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Lehigh Hanson

In this interview, Internal Auditor, Nina del Castillo explains how IDEA® Server allows Lehigh Hanson’s audit team spread across the globe to collaborative on data analysis projects.

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American Water

The largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the United States, American Water serves approximately 14 million people across more than 40 states and parts of Canada. We spoke with American Water Internal Audit Manager, Sabri Keskin, to discuss how he uses IDEA® Data Analysis software to analyze large data sets and improve efficiency in the company.

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