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Data Analytics Training

In today's data-driven world, the ability to analyse and interpret data is becoming a crucial skill for auditors.  At Technology4Business we understand that many Auditors and Audit teams struggle to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to implement Data Analytics within their Audits - but this doesn't have to be the case.

A plethora of data analytics courses are available, but these are typically broad overarching courses that are of limited practical benefit to Internal Auditors embarking on their initial Data Analytics journey - as they do not deliver practical "how-to" advice for Auditors.

Technology4Business are experts in data analytics and specifically analytics within the audit environment - after all we have trained over 250 auditors to date!  Our specialised Data Analytics training has been designed specifically for auditors and is the perfect blend of Audit & Data knowledge together with practical activities using Excel - to provide Auditors with the knowledge and tools they need to the provide deeper assurance and to deliver the insights that are possible with Data Analytics.

Arbutus Analyzer Training

While "free" data analytics tools like MS Excel and PowerBi are great for getting started in Data Analytics, there is no substitute to a dedicated audit analytics tool for ease of use, speed and analysing large volumes of data.

As a distributor for Arbutus Analyzer, an established best of breed data analytics tool, and a credible replacement for Caseware IDEA, Alteryx and ACL - Technology4Business also provides Arbutus Analyzer Training.

The Arbutus Introductory Course is designed for users new to Analyzer so that they can acquire the fundamental skills to kickstart their Arbutus journey or existing users who would like to formalise their existing Arbutus knowledge.

Delivered over 3-days, this hands-on course will teach learners how to effectively use Analyzer, including:

  • Accessing data from a variety of data sources
  • Blending / consolidating data from different source systems
  • Advanced dupicate detection
  • Data cleaning / Transformation
  • Visualising data
  • Advanced text and date/time analysis

Want to find out more?

Have a look at our range of expert-led Data Analytics courses (delivered via Teams) below and explore the start dates of all our courses using our training diary below.

Get in touch via one of the links to see more details on the course of your choice, or to reserve your space!


Data Analytics Courses - An Overview

Full Courses

Data Analytics for Auditors (IIA Enrolment) 

Delivered on behalf of the IIA, our acclaimed Data Analytics for Auditors program, is equally suited to both new and experienced audit, fraud, risk and compliance professionals who want to introduce and embed data analytics into their work.

This practical course delivered over 6 x 3-hour sessions is split across four areas of learning - Audit process / content; Data theory; Data analysis techniques and Technical skills using MS Excel.

IIA CPE Points available.

Data Analytics for Auditors (T4B Enrolment)  

A similar course to the IIA enrolled version of our Data Analytics for Auditors program, this version of the course includes an introduction to PowerBi.

CPE Points Available

 

Shorter Sessions

Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics   

A distilled version of our Data Analytics for Auditors course, this 1-Day course required no previous experience or knowledge of data - making it an unparalleled and very relevant program.

Split across four areas of learning - Audit process / content; Data theory; Data analysis techniques and Technical skills.  In addition to loads of useful core information to help you in your analytics, the course will also include practical tips and advice on how to deploy Audit Analytics in the team, whatever the size.

Data Analytics Masterclass - Excel Refresher

Whilst having similar core content to the Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics, this course takes a slighly different route and includes an Excel refresher element, covering useful key functionality for Audit Analytics.

Data Analytics Masterclass - Introduction to PowerBI

Whilst having similar core content to the Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics, instead of using Excel, this course introduces learners to PowerBI and teaches how to connect to data and produce visualisations / Dashboards..

Overseeing Data Analytics - a non-technical course for Managers

Designed for managers without a data analytics background, this session is designed to help managers bridge the knowledge gap and to effectively oversee their audit analysts.

Learn about the key data analytics approaches that your auditors use, understand why these techniques are crucial for reliable and consistent audits, and learn how to document analytics so that the audit team can progress towards being data self-sufficent.

" From my perspective, the training was great and struck the right balance between theory and practical application – and the direct linkage to Internal Audit was really helpful.

I’ve also had positive feedback / comments from my team – one of them only thought she’d be able to attend the morning, but was enjoying it that much she moved some things around in their diary to come back after lunch!"


Technology4Business - Course Diary

Below are a full list of our courses and course start dates.  Click on the appropriate link to see more detail and to book your place.

July 2024
Course Start Date Find out More/ Book your Place
Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics    1-Day  9 July 2024 Find Out More
Overseeing Data Analytics - a non-technical course for Managers   3-Hours 10 July 2024 Find Out More
Data Analytics Masterclass - Excel Refresher  1-Day 16 July 2024 Find Out More
     
September 2024    
Data Analytics for Auditors (T4B Enrolment)   6 x 3-Hour Sessions 9 September 2024 Find Out More
Data Analytics Masterclass - Introducing PowerBI    1-Day 12 September 2024 Find Out More
     
October 2024    
Data Analytics for Auditors (IIA Enrolment)  6 x 3-Hour Sessions 10 October 2024 Find Out More
     
November 2024    
Arbutus Analyzer Introductory Training   3-Day 26 November 2024 Find out More
     
December 2024    
Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics    1-Day 3 December 2024 Find Out More
Data Analytics Masterclass - Excel Refresher  1-Day 5 December 2024 Find Out More
Overseeing Data Analytics - A non-technical course for Managers   3-Hours 10 December 2024 Find Out More
     
January 2025    
Data Analytics for Auditors (IIA Enrolment)  6 x 3-Hour Sessions 16 January 2025 Find Out More
     
February 2025    
Arbutus Analyzer Introductory Training   3-Day 10 February 2025 Find Out More
Data Analytics Masterclass - Excel Refresher  1-Day 18 February 2025 Find Out More
     
March 2025    
Overseeing Data Analytics - A non-technical course for Managers   3-Hours 13 March 2025 Find Out More
Data Analytics for Auditors (IIA Enrolment)  6 x 3-Hour Sessions 20 March 2025 Find Out More
     
April 2025    
Data Analytics Masterclass - Introducing PowerBI    1-Day 8 April 2025 Find Out More
     
May 2025    
Data Analytics Masterclass - Excel Refresher  1-Day 15 May 2025 Find Out More
     
June 2025    
Data Analytics Masterclass - Deploying Data Analytics    1-Day 10 June 2025 Find Out More
Data Analytics for Auditors (IIA Enrolment)  6 x 3-Hour Sessions 12 June 2025 Find Out More
Arbutus Analyzer Introductory Training   3-Day 24 June 2025 Find Out More

All of these courses can be delivered "in-house" to your whole team, or the content / delivery approach tailored to your specific requirements.  Please get in touch for more information!

During the course, you will learn to:

 

Speak the "language of data"

  • Learn data teminology and principles
  • Be able to have credible conversations about data

Introduce analytics into the audit team

  • Understand how the audit process is impacted by Data Analytics
  • Understand how to introduce analytics effectively into your organisation

Learn to "do" Data Analysis

  • Understand the sources of data and how to find/request data for analysis
  • Learn how to document your analytics

Includes:

  • Insightful guidance from experienced audit experts
  • Expert advice from professionals who have successfully integrated Data Analytics and Continuous Assurance into Audit teams