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ACPEN Signature: 2022 Data Analytics for Accountants & Auditors

Total Credits: 8 including 3 Accounting - Technical, 5 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Signature |  Accounting and Auditing
Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE |  Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA |  Angela Kroboth, ACDA, CAAP |  Chris McCall
Course Levels:
8 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



Become a data analytics “rock star”! Audit technology and the use of data analytics to drive better business transparency is now a key component of an effective audits – both large and small. Auditors effectively deploying these analytics, particularly with the use of AI, data visualization, and risk scoring techniques, can measurably demonstrate audit effectiveness while also moving beyond just sample selections. In this course, we will explore the application of technology across the full spectrum of audit activities including planning and risk assessment, internal controls assessment, substantive testing, and reporting.  ACPEN has assembled a panel expert accountants and technology professionals to discuss leading applications, trends and technologies in the audit.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand ways of Integrating data analytics throughout all phases of the audit
  • Learn practical audit applications for a variety of data analysis tools
  • Use data analytics as took to prevent and detect fraud
  • Learn which business risk questions map to appropriate data sources and tests

Major Subjects
  • Integrating data analytics throughout all phases of the audit
  • Asking the right business risk questions that map to appropriate data sources and tests
  • Practical audit applications of artificial intelligence, data visualization, text mining, and risk scoring techniques, in addition to traditional rules-based tests
  • Leading fraud prevention and detection tests across a variety of financial misstatement schemes and how to structure the tests for analysis
  • Techniques around enhanced validation and completeness testing
  • Sampling vs. 100% completeness testing
  • Beyond the audit – innovations in continuous controls monitoring
  • Demonstrating measurable audit effectiveness via key performance indicators (KPIs)

Course Materials


Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE's Profile

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Managing Director Forensic Technology: Regulatory & Compliance Intelligence

Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations, LLC

Vincent Walden is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations in New York. He specializes in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, information governance and legal discovery services. His primary area of concentration is in providing leading technology perspectives on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations.

With more than 25 years of investigative and legal technology experience, Mr. Walden has extensive experience in anti-fraud and surveillance analytics, anti-bribery and corruption compliance monitoring, sanctions and trade compliance monitoring, and anti-trust compliance monitoring. He also has deep insights in using leading technology approaches to artificial intelligence and proprietary anti-fraud behavioral algorithms.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Walden spent 14 years at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta, where he most recently served as a Partner for the past eight years. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company.

As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden sits on Compliance Week’s Advisory Board and is featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. He is a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine and writes about anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast show, “The Walden Pond”, which focuses on compliance innovation.

Mr. Walden earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He completed the Harvard Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, and is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Walden volunteers as the President of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Education and Research Foundation, which provides academic scholarships to students and anti-fraud research to qualified recipients. 

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Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA, is a Principal at Cohn Reznick, LLC in Dallas, TX. Kevin has more than 19 years of experience providing professional IT audit and consulting services to a wide range of industries. Kevin has worked with both public and private companies, and he also has extensive experience with SOX 404 compliance. Kevin helps his clients understand how IT and accounting work together. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin held industry positions at Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent and Dell Computer.


Angela Kroboth, ACDA, CAAP's Profile

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Kroboth Consulting

Angela Kroboth is an innovative Data Analytics expert with over 20 years of experience turning business questions into data queries.  She is educated in Econometrics, Public Policy Analysis, Statistics, and Audits, works with organizations in both the public and private sector, and has a keen interest in integrating data analytics into the work of criminal investigations.  In 2000, Ms. Kroboth designed and built “big data” systems that allow investigators to proactively identify fraudulent practices in medical billings and workers’ compensation. She received the Assistant Inspector General Award in 2001 (an Internal Business Award for Healthcare Analytics Systems Development), and the CIGIE Award for Excellence in 2021 (for Healthcare Investigations Analytics).  Angela is a professional speaker on the topics of Data Analytics, Communication, and Leadership, who believes that people should take care of each other, not take advantage of each other, and that one way to do this this through fraud detection.


Wed, May 31, 2023 - 10:00am to 06:01pm EDT
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Fri, Jun 16, 2023 - 10:00am to 06:01pm EDT
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Wed, Jun 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 06:01pm EDT
Wed, Jun 28, 2023 - 02:00pm to 10:01pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For CPAs in Public Practice and Industry
Original Recording Date 01/11/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer

Business Professionals' Network (ACPEN)

Date Added to Catalog 02/09/2022

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration



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