The Data-Driven Auditor

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Start- and course dates
January 16, 2023
Online, Utrecht Campus
Duration
13 days (6 days in onsite, 7 days online)
Fees
€ 8910 (free from VAT)
Language
English

The data revolution is expanding the capabilities of the IT auditor. Data and data analysis have an enormous impact on our daily lives, society and organizations. Nowadays, big data, data science, algorithms and Artificial Intelligence are the key technological developments driving data-driven digital innovations. Together with other technological developments such as Cloud computing and the Internet of Things, this is being coined the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

The Data-Driven Auditor advanced program focuses on learning the right knowledge and skills in order to be able to play a key role as a Data-Driven Auditor. There is a demand for a new type of IT auditor with a data-driven working method. This program trains IT auditors to become specialist IT auditors who ask the right questions about data analytics.

Participant profile

This program is for auditing professionals with  workexperience in a business or governmental setting. All participants are keen to support organizations with their risk, control, design and change-related issues.

The latest developments in IT, assurance, regulations and finance require in-depth knowledge of cyber security, business processes, data analysis, algorithms and auditing.

Given the deep dives in technology, this advanced program is primarily aimed at professional IT auditors. However, it is also a helpful program for Financial Auditors and Operational Auditors.

Participants typically hold a position such as:
  • IT Auditors
  • Information Specialists
  • Accountants
  • IT Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Risk Managers

 

A unique, powerful program

The Data-Driven Auditor advanced program combines many years of practical experience from both lecturers and students with the latest scientific information. This strong, unique program offers:

  • Hands-on information about and experience with the main data and analytics (D&A) technologies.
  • Deep dives into how these technologies are used.
  • A case-based education strategy involving lots of participant input.
  • A focus on teamwork, team challenges, and collaboration, paying particular attention to data scientists and legal experts.
  • A final assignment involving a concrete project to develop a D&A solution or validate an existing solution, thus contributing to the maturity of the domain.

How will this program benefit you?

Data is a hot topic. Conducting audits using data analysis and assessing the data quality and reliability form a key part of this program.

At the end of this module, you will be able to use your role as an IT Auditor in the debate on new developments, such as machine learning, and assess the quality of new data analysis applications.

This program is not a programming course, but there is enough practical focus on platforms, tools and their hands-on use for practical purposes.

At the end of the specialist Data-Driven Auditor program, students:
  • Have a basic understanding of statistical methods, data and analytics techniques including advanced techniques, and data governance using case studies.
  • Are able to conduct audits using data and analytics, e.g. dashboarding, using advanced tools and data science methods.
  • Are able to conduct audits of data and analytics: auditing algorithms and data quality, data-driven technologies (e.g. AI, blockchain) audit techniques, and working together with specialists such as data scientists.

How will this program benefit your organization?

Your organization will have an educated professional in the field of D&A and auditing. As almost all lectures are given by lecturers from the field, this provides direct input for any existing data issues within your organization. All topics within the specialization focus on acquiring the correct knowledge and skills in order to:

  • Conduct data analysis on structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.
  • Provide full portfolio information and develop smart algorithms.
  • Serve as a data-driven, forward-thinking, trusted advisor to the first and second lines.
  • Accelerate the development of classical auditors into a new type of auditor.

The Data-Driven Auditor advanced program focuses on learning the correct knowledge and skills in order to play a pivotal role as a Data-Driven Auditor.

The program is based around two central perspectives:
  • Data and Analytics as the subject of an audit, and
  • Data and Analytics as an audit tool.
In addition to these perspectives, the program focuses on:
  • Data science and Artificial Intelligence, and
  • Professional practices.

Ultimately, this specialization will give you the best tools to become the IT auditor of the future: a Data-Driven IT Auditor. Download our brochure for more information

The Data-Driven Auditor advanced program starts on:

NameLocationStart date
The Data-Driven AuditorOnline, Utrecht CampusJanuary 16, 2023

Challenge yourself and create your own impact. Apply for the Data-driven Auditor Program.

Admission requirements

The level of this module is closely related to the level of the participants. We therefore apply the following admission requirements:

  • A completed university (WO) or college (HBO) degree.
  • Strategic responsibility in a senior position.

Application/registration procedure

After receiving your application, the Program Adviser will contact you for an intake interview with the Academic Director.

The cost of The Data-driven Auditor program is € 8910 (free from VAT).

This price includes:

  • Catering packages (lunch, coffee or tea and soft drinks) during lecture periods
  • Application, registration and administration costs
  • Access to virtual learning environment
  • Mandatory reading material, textbooks and learning resources

Additional costs:

  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Academic Director

Theo-Jan Renkema
Chief Innovation and Technology Auditor
Zhané Bastiaanssen
Zhané Bastiaanssen
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 3902

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