Host: Ashok Parmar, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Presenters: Aaron Lancaster, partnership solutions manager, AuditBoard
Jimena Escamilla, senior manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Neil White, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge
Internal audit leaders are increasingly challenged to use data in evolutionary ways to drive greater insights, coverage, and techniques to potentially reduce cost and improve overall quality. Using important trends in analytics, automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and agile can be a key enabler in the ecosystem of technologies supporting internal audits. We’ll discuss:
- Current technology trends and their application to internal audits
- Analytics, automation, and AI and how they’re changing the nature of internal audit delivery
- Modern governance, risk, and controls/audit management systems that are filling a critical gap by centralizing and structuring analytics programs
Meet the speakers
Ashok is a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, based in the Los Angeles office, leading growth in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry with a focus on assisting and advising clients on accounting, financial reporting, technical accounting, internal controls, and capital markets transactions (IPO, SPAC, Debt Offering, and Private Equity transactions). He also advises and assists clients with the assessment and implementation of the new accounting standards or updates to the accounting standards (e.g., revenue recognition, lease accounting, CECL). He is also a technical accounting resource on complex accounting areas such as revenue recognition, debt and equity transactions, leasing, consolidation, etc. Ashok completed a three-year rotation in our National Office focusing on several topics.
Neil runs Deloitte’s Center of Excellence and is globally responsible for Internal Audit Analytics, addressing analytics for risk dash-boarding, continuous controls monitoring, fraud, and forensics analytics. As a principal in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Risk & Financial Advisory practice, and a national leader in the Deloitte Analytics practice, Neil provides risk and analytic services across a full range of clients and industries.