Caseware IDEA® : Internal Audit

Data Analytics Transforms Internal Auditors Into Strategic Advisors

Become Indispensable

As organizations continue to enhance their business technologies and the quality of their data, your team has the opportunity to deliver even higher value with the power of data analytics. The Caseware integrated suite boosts the performance of internal audit teams by providing you with the capability to:

  • Prioritize areas with elevated risk
  • Analyze 100% of transactions, regardless of type, volume or location in less time
  • Deliver better audit coverage and assurance
  • Quickly identify suspicious or fraudulent transactions
  • Improve operations, compliance initiatives and internal audit reputation
  • Become a trusted advisor to the organization

Data Analytics for Financial Audits

Adapt to the growing demands of the financial audit. Assess control performance, mitigate risk, and identify critical trends by leveraging data analytics. Analyzing 100% of transactions becomes possible by automating processes; ensuring you deliver the insights your stakeholders need. Steer the course of your next financial report by using our integrated suite to examine:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Creditors, Debtors, Purchases and Payments
  • General Ledger
  • Payroll

IT Audit With Data Analytics

In the digital age, something as small as a glitch can lead to disastrous results. As organizations grow increasingly reliant on IT systems, auditors need to find and understand the potential uncertainties of this environment. Use data analytics to mitigate risk and conquer the rapid pace of technological change. Perform repeatable tests in one click and ensure the right people get the exact results they need – when they need it. Adapt to technological progress by using our solution to analyze: 

  • Computer security
  • Email logs
  • Firewalls
  • Telephone logs and accounts

Operational Audit & Data Analytics

Operational audits interrupt day-to-day functions, and due to the costs associated with doing so, it’s crucial for the success of your audit team to audit efficiently and effectively. Our integrated, user-friendly solution helps you achieve this by providing a consolidated view to quickly and thoroughly measure the performance of enterprise functions. Data analytics will transform your operation audit by allowing you to: 

  • Share findings across your business to get audit recommendations into operations
  • Consolidate data to assess controls across departments and business processes
  • Use 100+ audit-relevant tasks to break-down complicated performance issues
  • Collaborate on the analysis in real-time making it easier to get others involved

Audit Analytics & Fraud Risk Analysis

When performing fraud risk management, you can feel the pressure from increasing levels of scrutiny – especially when there’s little room for error. Leveraging data analytics allows you to efficiently identify patterns of fraud, conduct trend analysis, and understand results so that your team can build a strong and effective anti-fraud program. Use our integrated suite to:

  • Analyze 100% of transactions to uncover every anomaly 
  • Automate analysis to pinpoint fraud quickly, preventing future problems
  • Import data easily (spreadsheets, exported data from databases, accounting systems, ERP systems, and T&E applications)
  • Create an audit trail you can trust to repeat the same analysis

A Consolidated View of Your Financial Controls

Testing controls from many departments without data analytics puts your organization at risk for fraud, policy abuse, and wasted profits. Prevent this by using a solution that easily connects to multiple financial processes and applications. This consolidated view eliminates blind spots, stops improper payments and automates reconciliations to transform your team from operations to strategic advisors. Elevate your finance department by using our solution to:

  • Analyze 100% of transactions in less time from multiple sources seamlessly
  • Collaborate with the entire finance team to share data analysis insights in real-time
  • Quickly identify suspicious or fraudulent transactions in areas such as general ledger, payroll and travel & entertainment (T&E) expenses
  • View data in customizable panels within shareable dashboards for quick identification of risk areas

Key Features

ConnectConsolidate 2

Connect & Consolidate

Import information seamlessly and easily from almost any data source, in almost any format.

Source Data Protection 2

Source Data Protection

Protect source data integrity with read-only access to all imported datasets.

Deliver Key Insights 2

Deliver Key Insights

Use over 100 audit functions for a robust analysis, including ageing, duplication detection and Benford’s Law.

Risk based transaction analysis

Risk-based Sample Model

Apply a risk-based sample model using systematic, random or monetary unit techniques, and prioritise areas with elevated risks.

Built in Workflows 2

Built-in Workflows

Execute a full suite of analytical tests for Financial audits with the SmartAnalyzer FinApp.

Explore Visualise 2

Explore & Visualise

Pinpoint patterns, trends and outliers visually based on the outcomes of tests to focus audit efforts.

Record Process

Record Every Step

Follow a clear built-in audit trail that allows for repeatable analysis and audit evidence.

analytics

Advanced Analysis Using Python

Incorporate advanced analytics in the analysis process with Python scripting support.

Required Products:

CaseWare IDEA

Caseware IDEA

The trusted tool for external audit data analysis and analytics.

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