Data analytics for auditors

Presented by: Neil Macdonald

In collaboration with:

Designed for those new to data analytics, as well as those with some experience but are self-taught, this course will provide auditors with practical knowledge and skills for embedding data analytics into their audit work.

Delivered via Teams over 6 x 3 hour sessions, the course is a practical introduction to data analytics and covers:

  • understanding data and data structure to enable auditors to “talk the language of data”
  • practical advice on how data analytics can be effectively introduced into your audit team and the audit process
  • includes how to plan and document your audit analytics
  • includes practical activities and skills to obtain, prepare and analyse data (using Excel) facilitated discussions about WHERE, HOW, data analysis can be used in YOUR audit plan
  • includes post-training “surgeries” for ongoing discussions and advice as you put the training into practice.

This course is supported by the UK Government’s Department for Education funding stream and subsidised places can be offered if you live or work in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire/Greater Lincolnshire.   Please contact for further information.

If you are interested in attending a date before February 2024, please let know.


Date Venue
28 November 2023
Live virtual course
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8 February 2024
Live virtual course
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