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Data Analytics, Process Mining in Internal Audit

20 & 21 April 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | 6,5 CPD

20 & 21 April 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | 6,5 CPD

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Important Note

Please note that KPMG will offer this training face-to-face at KPMG offices in Nicosia, should there is a considerable decrease in COVID-19 cases in Cyprus, the level of contamination through physical gatherings is relatively low and the government restrictions allow this adjustment. In such a case, the seminar will be conducted on 20 April 2021. Further information will be communicated to you in due course.

Webinar’s overview

It is a fact that data eruption has affected all industries, including the internal audit, since the use of advanced tools is considered to be a vital part of its function. Data analytics can lead to improvements within the function and reduction of repetitive processes, whilst providing a more thorough audit.

Process mining not only enables audit to easily determine outliers and the lack of process compliance, but also assists organisations in improving processes, highlighting inefficiencies and reducing costs.

During the webinar, the trainers, professionals in managerial positions possessing hands-on experience in the field, aim to reveal the capabilities of data analytics and process mining as part of audit activities. This is a very useful and interesting webinar for professionals engaged in the internal audit function, as well as for those interested in process mining. 

Webinar’s goals

This webinar will provide the basic knowledge and benefits of data analytics and process mining within internal audit. It will discuss the framework, the tools and concepts necessary to develop an audit function in the 21st century.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of data analytics and process mining
  • Acknowledge the tools necessary to embed these practices within the audit function
  • Describe the framework necessary to implement those practices within their organisations
  • Apply data analytics and process mining in the audit processes
  • Demonstrate how to improve decision making based on audit outcomes
  • Appreciate the importance of analytics and process mining in internal audit.

Participants*

Company owners and managers, internal audit managers, executives tasked with data analytics within organisations, CEOs, chief operating officers, chief commercial officers and other related professionals.

*The number of participants is restricted to 28.

Agenda

Join the webinar (8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) *

Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. including two 15-min breaks between sessions)

1. Data analytics and process mining (30 min)

  • Introduction to data analytics, what is it and what it can do?
  • Introduction to process mining, what is it and what it can do?
  • How do data analytics and process mining relate to internal audit?

2. Data analytics in internal audit (1 hr)

  • Challenges faced by internal audit
  • Benefits and impact of data analytics in internal audit
  • Why use data analytics within an internal audit function
  • Applications of data analytics in internal audit
  • Data analytics tools to be considered

3. Data analytics in internal audit framework (1 hr & 30 min)

  • What to consider when adding data analytics in internal audit processes
  • Deep dive into the data analytics in internal audit framework
  • Options regarding how to structure the data analytics & internal audit functions

4. Process mining and internal audit (1 hr)

  • Areas of internal audit that can be supported by process mining
  • Impact of process mining on internal auditing
  • Internal audit applications of process mining
  • Conformance checking for compliance

5. Process mining (1 hr & 30 min)

  • Process mining tools
  • Extracting data and preparing event logs
  • Process discovery, process conformance and process enhancement
  • Identifying inefficiencies in processes
  • Costs reductions and processes improvement

6. How is it all done? (30 min)

  • Case examples of the application of data analytics in internal audit
  • Case examples of process mining and the insights it reveals

7. What does the future hold? (30 min)

  • What are the next trends and what to look for in the next decade?

*Note: Please join the meeting 30 minutes prior to the webinar’s start time (join at 8:30 a.m.), in order to make sure that you do not face any connection or other technical issues.

Registration

If you wish to register for the webinar, please complete the registration form.

Once your registration is submitted, you will receive an email stating the participation fee, including any discounts, if applicable. Kindly note that the payment should be settled at least two days prior to the webinar’s date for your registration to be confirmed.

The programme has been approved by the HRDA. Enterprises participating with their employees who satisfy HRDA’s criteria, are entitled to subsidy. Please note that there are limited seats available, therefore enrol in this webinar as soon as possible.

If you do not receive our confirmation e-mail regarding your registration, your participation cannot be guaranteed.

Cost

€240 + VAT. Net investment after subsidy from the HRDA of €110,5: €175,10 (including VAT) for all eligible participants*

*Last Date for 10% Early Bird Discount: 30/03/2021

 

Discounts available:

  • For more than two (3+) participants from the same company a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for participants who enrol in the same training, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • For individuals/legal entities who/which register in more than two (3+) trainings during the same semester (January-June & July-December), a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for individuals/legal entities who/which enrol in more than two (3+) webinars during the same semester, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% discount for alumni members. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the early Bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% Early bird discount on selected trainings for participants who enrol in a training course until a specific date which is stated above. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • HRDA subsidy for all HRDA approved trainings.

Contact

For any queries, please contact Irini Avraam on +357 22 207 460 or at academy@kpmg.com.cy.

CPD: This webinar may contribute to Continuing Professional Development requirements. Shortly after the webinar’s date, participants will receive electronically a certificate of attendance confirming the total number of training hours (6,5 CPD).

Trainers

Bargilly Antonis
Board Member, Management Consulting & Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services, KPMG in Cyprus

Antonis holds a BSc in Business Administration and the professional titles of Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and he is a PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner. Antonis is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and has served in various Committees of the Institute. Furthermore, he is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, having also served as its Board Member between 2018 and 2020, and member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, for which he previously served as the Audit Committee Chairman of the Cyprus Chapter.

Antonis is heading the Strategy, Customer & Operations, as well as the Internal Audit Services of KPMG in Cyprus. He has more than fifteen years of professional experience and he specialises in the provision of tailor-made advisory services to private and public sector clients. The services provided are related, among others, to governance assessments, risk management, cultural assessment, operational restructuring and excellence, strategy definition and implementation of strategic initiatives, process re-engineering, technology implementation and digital transformation in the context of large and small transformational projects. Lastly, Antonis has led various projects in the governmental and private sectors, across a wide range of industries.

 

Zarka Marilena
Principal, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services, KPMG in Cyprus

Marilena joined the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services department of KPMG in Cyprus in January 2007. She was previously working at one of the big four audit firms in Cyprus for over four years.
Marilena is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). She possesses more than nineteen years of professional experience in audit and advisory services with a focus on internal audit, compliance reviews assessments of the internal control frameworks and governance arrangements.
Furthermore, Marilena has experience in the enterprise risk management services, focusing on the prevention and detection of operational weaknesses and the implementation of corrective actions. She has managed engagements in various industries such as insurance, investment, banking, education, food and beverage, healthcare and governmental organisations. In addition, she has worked in the areas of internal audit, fraud investigations, risk management and corporate governance, offering advisory services for various matters.

 


Radivojevic Vanja
Manager, Management Consulting, KPMG in Cyprus

Vanja is a Manager in the Data & Analytics Group, IT Advisory of KPMG in Cyprus. She holds a BBA (Finance and Investments) from Baruch College, City University of New York and an MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from CIIM (pending thesis review). Since she joined KPMG in 2018, Vanja participated, among others, in Data Analytics projects in the finance, insurance, aviation, consumer products and shipping industries. She is responsible for delivering advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions to companies in Cyprus, the CIS region and Africa.

Vanja has extensive prior experience in the field of finance and investments, having worked in Private Wealth Management with Goldman Sachs & Co. LCC in New York. She also possesses broad experience in structuring and originating debt instruments in the emerging markets, as well as in sales and marketing of financial products in Europe and New York. Her prior experience also includes production management liaising with counterparts in Asia and the Middle East to ensure quality delivery and execution of products. 

 

Kouzari Elia
Assistant Manager, Management Consulting, KPMG in Cyprus

Elia is an Assistant Manager in the IT Advisory group at Management Consulting Department of KPMG in Cyprus. She holds a BSc in Computer Science with specialisation in Information Systems from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus. She is currently a PhD candidate in Software Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, focusing on Process Mining. She has been with KPMG in Cyprus since 2018, providing CIO Advisory Services, Business Analysis Services and Process Improvement and Reengineering Services.


Elia is equipped with more than 5 years of progressive expertise in delivering services for the implementation of technology projects for various local and global organisations. She specialises in the provision of tailor-made advisory services to private and public sector clients relating, among others, to business analysis, requirements definition and process mining, improvement and reengineering activities. Elia has been leading the business process management transformation of a major Banking Institution, using the latest available tools and techniques. She has also provided advisory services as a Business Analyst for major process improvement and the reengineering of core banking activities at the Central Bank of Cyprus.

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The programme has been approved by the HRDA. Enterprises participating with their employees who satisfy HRDA’s criteria, are entitled to subsidy. 

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