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The availability of high quality data is allowing auditors to leverage technology to perform more effective and efficient audits. Understanding data and how to use it to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit is critical. This interactive session will cover areas where audits can use data to drive efficiency and how to visualize the data form maximum insight. Case studies and sample documentation reinforce major concepts and help participants apply techniques discussed.
A laptop with Excel is required.
Base level understanding of Excel.
CPAs who perform audits or review audits.
Summer Taylor is a CPA and business advisor focused on assisting clients to achieve their financial goals. In her role as managing director at Deloitte, she provides auditing, financial reporting, accounting and consulting services to publicly-traded and privately-held companies. She has direct experience assisting clients navigate the complexities in U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting and IPOs, public debt offerings, and private equity transactions. Taylor has dedicated her career to serving the retail, consumer products, agribusiness, and manufacturing industries. In addition, she is a master facilitator for Deloitte’s award-winning Learning Group where she assists professionals learning to present and facilitate, helping them gain confidence and executive presence.
As an award-winning CalCPA Education Foundation instructor, Taylor offers a wide range of programs, workshops, and classes designed to help CPAs achieve the highest level of quality by helping participants understand and apply complex accounting and auditing guidance in a practical and fun way. In addition, she is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion at Deloitte, and more broadly in the retail and consumer products industry. She is the diversity and inclusion leader for Deloitte’s Orange County office, responsible for designing programs that enhance employee engagement and connection. Through her leadership at NEW, she assists in the design of educational and motivational programs where all professionals connect, support and grow together.