Data Analytics for CPAs Webcast [DATAC4]

Aug 12, 2020
Time: 08:30am-12:00pm


A&A / Information Technology

Credit Hours:



Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

James Hodge    more info

James Hodge is currently the Director of Financial Statement Audits at the Department of Treasury's Office of Inspector General where he oversees financial statement audits, performance audits, evaluations, and attestation engagements. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Washington Federal Practice (now Guidehouse), advising federal entities on how to solve complex organizational issues, manage risk, and add value in financial and program management, operations improvement, and security and data management.

James is also an adjunct business professor at Howard University, Montgomery College, and University of Maryland Global Campus where he teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. Additionally, James serves as an instructor for Becker Professional Education and Kaplan Professional. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Financial Manager. He received both his undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Dayton.

As an active member of the accounting and auditing community, James has served in numerous leadership roles with the National Association of Black Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Government Accounting and Auditing Update Committee, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Executive Steering Committee on Fraud.

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Website registration for this course closes on August 11, 2020. To register after this date please contact the society at or 907-562-4334.

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Data Analytics for CPAs Webcast (DATAC4)

August 12th, 2020

For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course and $12.50 for each 2 hour course.

Technology is constantly changing and with that change, a need arises to reevaluate how we approach auditing. We are seeing more electronic transaction documentation and less paper. Clients want more data analysis and conclusions on the data. In order to stay ahead of this evolution, we need to understand and develop new techniques in auditing. This course will cover basic knowledge on data analytics with broad application and offer detailed, practical guidance and illustrations.

Major Topics Covered:
- Overview of data analytics
- Understanding data systems
- Discussion on specialized technologies to aid in the audit plan
- Interrogating data and practical application of specialized technologies

Learning Objectives:
Participants will take away knowledge on the tools involved with performing data analytic techniques, best practices, and practical tips and tricks that can be implemented immediately. Firms will also gain knowledge on developing a plan to successfully utilize specialized technologies to increase efficiency and effectiveness on audits using data analytic tools and techniques.

Designed For: All accounting and financial professionals looking to gain additional knowledge on data analytics in a general sense as well as through practical analysis.

CPE Credits: 4, Accounting & Auditing / Information Technology

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: Basic auditing and accounting course or experience

Acronym: DATAC4

Discussion Leader: James Hodge