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Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics and Continuous Monitoring

June 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

BDO Pittsburgh
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7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Justin Lamanna
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  • Summary
  • CPE Information
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Please join BDO for a complimentary lunch seminar featuring continuing professional education (CPE) from two BDO National Practice Leaders.
 
The round-table discussion will cover the role that data analytics is playing in organizations like yours.  We will walk through multiple case studies demonstrating how you can use the data that you already have at your fingertips to:
  • Identify additional risk
  • Better understand existing risks
  • Provide more assurance coverage
  • Provide insights to management
We will also discuss the ways in which other organizations have used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage through predicative analytics, modeling and artificial intelligence.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the process of continuous monitoring and use of data analytics and CAATs;
  • Discuss the steps to identify and plan continuous monitoring projects; and
  • Describe the benefits of data analytics and continuous monitoring.
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Information Technology
Program Level: Overview
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Kirstie Tiernan, CFE, OCA, BDO Consulting Director, BDO USA, LLP
Kirstie Tiernan is a Director in BDO Consulting Forensic Technology Services Practice with over 13 years of experience providing data analytics, technology consulting, and risk management services. A Certified Fraud Examiner and an Oracle Certified Associate, Kirstie assists clients with utilizing data across the organization from multiple sources, locations, systems, languages, and functions.

Kirstie is experienced in managing big data analytics projects requiring the collection of entire ERP systems with experience in many accounting systems, including PeopleSoft, SAP and Oracle. Managing a team of database and data analytics experts, she provides clients with the necessary dashboards, statistical models, and predictive analytics to turn data into information upon which key business decisions are made.

Kirstie approaches projects with a focus on process efficiency, regularly implementing technological advancements within systems and databases in order to improve and accelerate time-consuming client processes. She also incorporates strategic data analytics initiatives to assist litigants, claimants, investigators and auditors with creating decisive and definite reports and conclusions.


Brian Kirkpatrick, MBA, CIA, CRMA, RAS Managing Director, BDO USA, LLP
Brian Kirkpatrick is a managing director in BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice. He has more than 18 years of experience in delivering internal audit, compliance, and consulting services and solutions to Fortune 500 and middle market companies.  He has expertise in consulting and performing Internal Audit Services (including External Quality Assessment Reviews), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) including SOX Readiness and Compliance Management Services, Finance and Performance Management and Business Risk Assessments.