Section Meeting: How is data analytics transforming the audit function?

Photo: Priya Gopinath
Priya Gopinath

Technology adoption and advancements in business operations and increasing use of data analytics/ visualization are paving the way for audit functions to re-imagine the way in which audits are planned and executed. A transformed audit model includes analytics beyond sample-based testing to include full population analyses of audit-relevant data. Analytics enables greater assurance in identifying and sizing business risks, provides necessary audit evidence and enables auditors to offer deeper, relevant and actionable insights to business stakeholders. How are audit departments leveraging analytics? Are audit departments rating analytics as valuable in achieving their objectives? What analytics tools are most commonly used? What skills should auditors of the future consider adopting to grow and align with such a transforming model? Join us to discuss these and share your perspective or approach on this important topic at this section meeting.

Presented By: Priya Gopinath is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 18 years’ experience in leading organization-wide strategic planning, business transformation & operational excellence initiatives. She is experienced in accelerating traditional improvement lever benefits (Lean, Six Sigma) by combining them with smart workflow automation strategies in a transnational environment (i.e. embedding emerging technologies -NLP, robotic process automation etc.). She leads the strategy and delivery of innovation to improve assurance, increase business value and cost effectiveness of Internal Audit through process improvement, automation, and use of data analytics. In prior roles, she has provided industry-leading legal cost and performance management services within AIG’s Global Legal Compliance and Regulatory division and led operational planning, innovation and design thinking within companies like GE Healthcare, Roche, Healthfirst and NYU Langone. Priya has a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Priya has authored/ co-authored over 7 US patents and 30 publications. She lives in NJ with her husband and two daughters.

Date and Time:  May 14, 2019  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Rahi, 60 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

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