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May 30, 2017
In case you missed it, last week we hosted the webinar event, ‘How to Get the Right Data for your Audit in 3 Easy Steps’ in collaboration with AuditNet. The session provided information on how auditors can identify, obtain and verify the data they need to meet their audit objectives. Below are some... Read More »
May 30, 2017
Do you remember when you discovered that CTRL C and CTRL V could copy and paste your data or that the simple tap of F5 can refresh your page? Using shortcuts makes any computer task more efficient. With that in mind, here is the list of the 21 keyboard shortcuts within IDEA. Do you know them all?... Read More »
May 25, 2017
Q: I would like to know whether any employees have made purchases on their purchasing card while they were on sick leave. I have two datasets: one that details which employees have claimed sick leave with date ranges, and a second one with purchasing card transactions with name on card, purchase... Read More »
May 18, 2017
Non-compliant purchases are a problem in every purchasing card (P-Card) program. Lack of visibility into all transactions, inability to pull data from multiple sources, or to even simply cross-reference data to find potential anomalies are common road blocks P-Card managers come up against. The... Read More »
May 16, 2017
As the volume of information companies collect from internal and external sources continues to grow, auditors have to embrace analytics to help them keep pace. Incorporating data analytics into audits, however, can be more challenging than it sounds. Even departments that have established audit... Read More »
May 11, 2017
Based in Australia, Metcash is a leading grocery and liquor wholesaler and distributor that employs more than 5,000 people. With the help of state-of-the-art technology, the company oversees its accounts payable, payroll, human resources, taxation, accounting and warehouse operations. The... Read More »
May 3, 2017
Corporate Fraud United States: A former executive assistant at Procter & Gamble has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of more than $454,000 by using the P&G P-Card to pay for personal expenses as well as requesting P&G to issue corporate checks to make payments to her own... Read More »
April 27, 2017
Q:  I just started using CaseWare IDEA for data analysis. I used to do everything in Excel, but I see IDEA as a very useful addition in my analysis (and maybe at a certain point even a replacement for Excel). One key feature of Excel that I use a lot is to copy columns inside a worksheet (to keep... Read More »
April 25, 2017
If your company has a purchasing card (P-Card) program or travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses, you know that controlling costs and reducing abuse is always a business objective. Staying on top of expenses related to T&E and being racked up through a P-Card program is hard—especially if... Read More »
April 20, 2017
The topic of politically exposed persons (PEPs) is making headlines more frequently as global efforts to reduce money laundering increase. Institutions such as the Sonali Bank have made news for failing to perform sufficient customer due diligence—including failure to identify PEPs—leading to the... Read More »