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Deloitte Global Insights is an audio news podcast that delves into the business strategies that address the issues affecting your industry. Topics such as globalization, accounting, tax, finance, technology, risk management, governance and much more are discussed with some of the industries� most experienced minds at the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu member firms.
 
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Learn about some of the benefits of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and how ARMATURE's accreditation and certification software, ARMATURE Fabric, can help organizations track and manage CPD requirements. Our ARMATURE Fabric platform is a powerful software solution optimized to help streamline accreditation management software and certific…
 
Maarit Widmann is a data scientist at KNIME. In this episode, we discuss: What KNIME is Why the visual programming paradigm (workflows, rather than code) is appealing to both technical and non-technical professionals The most challenging aspects of the data science lifecycle, and what auditors should be aware of The most important aspects of the da…
 
This episode is a pre-recorded interview with Benji Block for the Author Hour podcast. We discuss our new book, The Data-Confident Internal Auditor. For internal auditors, developing trends in data analysis and data science can feel less like a wealth of information and more like an avalanche. Still, better use of data provides an opportunity to ad…
 
Each year we receive new requests from our healthcare accreditation customers to add new features and functionality to our software. In this podcast, we'll outline one of our latest features, board voting. This enables accreditation committees to access relevant accreditation materials and data and cast a vote on whether they believe an institution…
 
This is the fourth in a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing. In this episode, we discuss five suggestions to help improve the conduct (fieldwork / execution) phase. Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-52) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on…
 
Join us to learn how ARMATURE Fabric can simplify data collection and workflows as part of accreditation management or certification management lifecycle. ARMATURE Fabric is the world's leading accreditation and certification management software. It has evolved over the last two decades because of inputs from its users across the healthcare, educat…
 
This is the third in a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of adopting a data focused approach during audit planning. Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-50) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data…
 
This is the second of a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing. In this episode, we discuss the importance of balance in your work program - covering each of the four objectives: Effectiveness Efficiency Economy Compliance Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-49) About this podcast The podcast for per…
 
Learn how ARMATURE helps your organization manage issues and risk more effectively. ARMATURE Fabric is the leading software used for accreditation management, certification management, and audit management. ARMATURE continuously updates its software to meet the changing needs of its customers. Now, more than ever, there is an increasing focus on ri…
 
This is the first of a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing. In this episode, we discuss strategic audit planning (a.k.a. forward work planning). For internal auditors, this is similar to annual (or equivalent) audit planning. Understanding your community / public expectations Understanding your elected body / parliamentarians Unde…
 
In this episode we discuss three simple ways to improve the data cleansing process - easier, faster and higher quality. Find the optimal data source (e.g., don't use a poorly structured dataset) Cleanse iteratively - you may not need all of the fields/columns Import iteratively - start with a subset of the data and build on that as needed Link: Thi…
 
In this episode we discuss the use of risk/performance indicators. These can be used by audit teams, risk teams and integrity agencies. For audit teams, they are useful throughout the audit lifecycle - planning / risk assessment, fieldwork / conduct and reporting. We explore why they are useful, what to do and briefly how to get started. This page …
 
Christine (performance audit) and Xiaoyan (data analytics) are Directors with ANAO, the Australian National Audit Office. In this episode we discuss: What ANAO does The five ways ANAO uses data in its performance audits How performance audit teams work with the central data team Challenges with data preparation The benefits of a strong focus on dat…
 
Tiina Landau is an internationally recognized sustainability expert and Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA). She currently works as Sustainability Manager at Neste Corporation, embedding sustainability considerations into new business models and supply chains. She has extensive experience as a speaker in media and seminars and also writes a…
 
Erica Toelle is a senior product marketing manager on the Microsoft compliance product team, with focus on information governance and records management. Erica is a long-time member of the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 community, a former Microsoft MVP, a published author, and a recognized expert in the information governance area. In this episode, …
 
Michael DeCero is an Internal Audit Analytics Manager at TDS, a telecommunications company. In this episode, Michael explains how he helps his audit team use data. Links: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-42) Towards Data Science (www.linkedin.com/company/towards-data-science) Michael on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/m…
 
The idea of self-service portals has been around for a while – you’ve likely had some experience using tools such as LinkedIn, or Facebook, for example. In these examples, you can access your own area within an application, update your information, set up and invite people to an event, share news and other information. But how does this apply to co…
 
Listen to some tips on how to conduct remote site visits effectively and efficiently. While it seems increasingly likely that COVID-19 is here to stay, at least until a reliable vaccine is developed, approved, produced, and distributed, business and commerce must find ways to press on and overcome the barriers. For accreditors and certification bod…
 
The Flexibility to do Things Better One of the few things we all want more of but are incapable of truly obtaining is time. We can’t add more hours in the day, and we can’t slow down how fast the days seem to go by. The best we can do is make the most efficient use of the time we have by doing things faster and smarter. It is with this context in m…
 
Learn about ARMATURE's easy-to-configure software that allows users to set up audits, assessments, and evaluations quickly and effectively. As the demand for credentialing and certification grows across a wide range of industries, many certification bodies are seeking new ways to manage their data collection activities and certification lifecycles.…
 
Credentialing means different things to different people. Hear our thoughts on what it means to ARMATURE. We often get this question when speaking with customers, business partners, or anyone else who wants to figure out exactly what credentialing means. And it’s easy to see why so many are confused. Because the word means different things to peopl…
 
Steve Rummel is a Senior Internal Audit Analytics Manager at CVS Health. In this episode, Steve explains how he helps his audit team use data. Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-41) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity …
 
Accreditation is a collaborative process between staff and external stakeholders, and ARMATURE Fabric’s latest process management features bring all users to the table. With features such as horizontal view, split-screen design, and external access, our latest build makes it easy for all participants to know exactly what they need to do in every ac…
 
Quality leaders in the clinical laboratory space know better than anyone how essential audits are to the health of their organizations (and the stakeholders and constituents they serve). Not only do effective audits help ensure regulatory compliance, but they also provide visibility into the everyday details of your laboratories—and give you a way …
 
For an organization like the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), qualities such as precision and accuracy are baked into the culture, and a desire for efficiency is part of their DNA. Businesses and regulators around the world rely on the ASME Mark as it signifies their commitment to public safety and quality. Given the massive scope a…
 
As the demand for credentialing and certification grows across a wide range of industries, many certification bodies are seeking new ways to manage their data collection activities and certification lifecycles. Often, these organizations turn to the latest technologies, such as Certification Management Software, to help them achieve this. ARMATURE …
 
Ari Levien is an experienced Chief Information Officer who has also played the role of Chief Risk Officer. In this episode we discuss how a CIO (with an understanding of risk) thinks about security and risk. We also discuss his views of Internal Audit and what good looks like for IA. Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-…
 
In using data for audits, quality assurance of our work is important. In this episode, we discuss: 1. The four main QA steps Technical QA Functional QA Business QA (validation) Audit QA 2. Why we need a QA Plan Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-39) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and inter…
 
In this episode, we discuss FIVE major benefits of investing our time in preparing our data and checking its quality. These include, in reverse order of importance: 1. Exploration during data prep to understand the data 2. Ensure the data is in the right format for analysis 3. Save time by avoiding incorrect conclusions 4. Confidence in the analysi…
 
Morag (Senior Manager) and Gemma (Director) are Performance Auditors with Audit Scotland. In this episode we discuss how they are using data in their audits, their experience in developing Audit Scotland's data capabilities, collaboration with other audit offices and what the future roadmap looks like. We also discuss their focus on ensuring their …
 
In this episode, we discuss why it is important to focus on our audit objective when using data analysis in our audit. We explore: Why a focus on the objective helps us measure success Why we should avoid rules based analysis How a focus on the objective helps us stay true to our audit mandate Cost benefit analysis when we find things that are not …
 
Stephen leads the data science team within Performance Audit at VAGO, the Victorian Auditor General's Office. We discuss: What VAGO does Stephen's approach to helping auditors use data Why it's important for all performance auditors to have data skills How VAGO has used open data to improve transparency You can reach out to Stephen via LinkedIn (ww…
 
Taka is the inaugural Chief Data Scientist at the US Government Accountability Office. He also leads the GAO's Innovation Lab. We discuss: What the GAO does How data science is helping GAO Innovation and experimentation at GAO Machine learning assurance You can reach out to Taka via the GAO website. Links This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.a…
 
In this episode, we discuss 10 of the more common areas of focus in using data for audits. Get over the fear of using data Focus on the objective and develop the hypotheses Check for previous work, to avoid duplication Source the data – internal and open Prepare the data and check quality Perform the analysis, prove/disprove the hypotheses Conduct …
 
Note: This is a guest interview. Alli is an information design consultant and host of the Data Viz Today podcast. We talk about a range of data visualization matters, including 3 key mistakes that people make when starting out in dataviz (and solutions to those). You can reach out to Alli via her website (www.allitorban.com). Links Financial Times …
 
In this episode we wrap up, talking about: a few things we've learned this year feedback - what people found valuable feedback - what people want to hear more about some of the tech/software used to produce this podcast Links This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-31) About this podcast The podcast for perfo…
 
Note: This is a guest interview. John talks to us about what audit offices (a.k.a. supreme audit institutions) do and the role of the CTO in an audit focused organization. He shares his views on a range of issues including: His positive experience with their (outsourced) internal auditors How he supports an audit focused organization Cyber and data…
 
Note: This is a guest interview. Andrew talks to us about machine learning (ML) and what auditors should consider regarding ML assurance. You can reach out to Andrew via the Monitaur website. Links Monitaur (monitaur.ai) This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-29) About this podcast The podcast for performanc…
 
Note: This is a guest interview. David talks to us about IAC's latest report, the Talent Barometer and the upcoming Diversity report. He shares his views on a range of issues including: Data skill gaps Leadership skill gaps Why culture is important David is open to connecting with Internal Auditors. You can reach out to him on LinkedIn. Links David…
 
In this episode we discuss how answering a few simple questions about your audience can improve your audit reporting. These help make several report areas better: Scope and title Context Findings / Improvement opps Link: This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-27) About this podcast The podcast for performanc…
 
Note: This is a guest interview. Carlos talks to us about what auditors should consider regarding cyber security and information security. He shares his views on a range of issues including: Cyber security How cyber security and information security differ What auditors should focus on in planning and conducting cyber audits Carlos is open to conne…
 
In this episode we learn a bit about Yusuf, one of the co-hosts of the show. He explains what he considers to be the highlights of his career. Link: This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-25) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by …
 
In this episode we discuss why discovery exercises are becoming very useful for audits. They help de-risk the conduct of audits, and the three main scenarios we use them for: Audit topic validation and overall audit planning Scoping, depth and deliverable Planning individual audits Link: This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/…
 
In this episode we explore Principle 3 - Maximize the Benefits of the use of data within Internal Audit and Performance Audit. Sub-principles 3a: Sharing lessons amongst the team. 3b: Identifying other risks and opportunities. 3c: Continuous improvement. Links The blog article where this principle was originally outlined (riskinsights.com.au/blog/a…
 
Note: This is a guest interview. Josam Watson is the CRO of Tyme, a digital banking group that owns one of the world’s fastest growing digital banks. He was previously Chief Audit Executive of a large credit union. Before that, he spent time in internal audit, risk consulting, external audit and in banking operations. Josam talks to us about what h…
 
In this episode we discuss four (4) approaches to using data for internal audits and performance audits. Reporting only Process focused Hypothesis-based Exploratory (a.k.a. data driven or data led) Links Related blog article (riskinsights.com.au/blog/4-audit-data-approaches) This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance…
 
In this episode we discuss six (6) sets of words and phrases that are commonly misused. Using data vs analytics Algorithm vs model Data owner vs data "custodian" AI vs machine learning Open source vs open data Big data vs big data Link: This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-20) About this podcast The podcas…
 
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