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The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights.
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This is the second of a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing.In this episode, we discuss the importance of balance in your work program - covering each of the four objectives:EffectivenessEfficiencyEconomyComplianceLink:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-49)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
This is the first of a series of episodes that focus on performance auditing.In this episode, we discuss strategic audit planning (a.k.a. forward work planning).For internal auditors, this is similar to annual (or equivalent) audit planning.Understanding your community / public expectationsUnderstanding your elected body / parliamentariansUnderstanding the entities within your audit office's jurisdictionLink:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-48)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In this episode we discuss three simple ways to improve the data cleansing process - easier, faster and higher quality.Find the optimal data source (e.g., don't use a poorly structured dataset)Cleanse iteratively - you may not need all of the fields/columnsImport iteratively - start with a subset of the data and build on that as neededLink:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-47)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In this episode we discuss the use of risk/performance indicators.These can be used by audit teams, risk teams and integrity agencies.For audit teams, they are useful throughout the audit lifecycle - planning / risk assessment, fieldwork / conduct and reporting.We explore why they are useful, what to do and briefly how to get started.This page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-46) contains an example of a dashboard that brings risk indicators together. Link:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-46)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Christine (performance audit) and Xiaoyan (data analytics) are Directors with ANAO, the Australian National Audit Office.In this episode we discuss:What ANAO doesThe five ways ANAO uses data in its performance auditsHow performance audit teams work with the central data teamChallenges with data preparationThe benefits of a strong focus on data qualityLinks: The Australian National Audit Office (www.anao.gov.au)This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-45)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Tiina Landau is an internationally recognized sustainability expert and Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA). She currently works as Sustainability Manager at Neste Corporation, embedding sustainability considerations into new business models and supply chains. She has extensive experience as a speaker in media and seminars and also writes a column in the Finnish financial newspaper Kauppalehti.In this episode, we discuss Tiina's book: Sustainable Investing - Beating the Market with ESG.  We also explore how internal auditors can help their organizations navigate ESG risks and opportunities. Links:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-44) Tiina's book: Sustainable Investing - Beating the Market with ESG (www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030714888)Tiina on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/tiinalandau/) About this show:  The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.  Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla.  Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au).   
Erica Toelle is a senior product marketing manager on the Microsoft compliance product team, with focus on information governance and records management. Erica is a long-time member of the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 community, a former Microsoft MVP, a published author, and a recognized expert in the information governance area.   In this episode, we discuss Erica's book - Microsoft 365 Compliance: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk. Links:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-43)Erica's book - Microsoft 365 Compliance: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk (https://www.apress.com/us/book/9781484257777)Erica on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericatoelle/) About this show:  The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.  Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla.  Produced by Risk Insights  (riskinsights.com.au).   
Michael DeCero is an Internal Audit Analytics Manager at TDS, a telecommunications company. In this episode, Michael explains how he helps his audit team use data.  Links:  This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-42)Towards Data Science (www.linkedin.com/company/towards-data-science) Michael on LinkedIn  (www.linkedin.com/in/michael-decero-39b95b44/)About this show:  The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.  Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla.  Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au).   
Steve Rummel is a Senior Internal Audit Analytics Manager at CVS Health.In this episode, Steve explains how he helps his audit team use data.Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-41)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au).
Ari Levien is an experienced Chief Information Officer who has also played the role of Chief Risk Officer.In this episode we discuss how a CIO (with an understanding of risk) thinks about security and risk.  We also discuss his views of Internal Audit and what good looks like for IA.Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-40)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In using data for audits, quality assurance of our work is important.In this episode, we discuss: 1.  The four main QA stepsTechnical QA Functional QA Business QA (validation) Audit QA 2. Why we need a QA PlanLink: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-39)About this podcastThe podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors focuses on data & risk.  Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla.   Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au).   
In this episode, we discuss FIVE major benefits of investing our time in preparing our data and checking its quality.These include, in reverse order of importance:1. Exploration during data prep to understand the data2. Ensure the data is in the right format for analysis3. Save time by avoiding incorrect conclusions4. Confidence in the analysis and result5. Identify important data related improvement opportunitiesLink: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-38)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Morag (Senior Manager) and Gemma (Director) are Performance Auditors with Audit Scotland.In this episode we discuss how they are using data in their audits, their experience in developing Audit Scotland's data capabilities, collaboration with other audit offices and what the future roadmap looks like. We also discuss their focus on ensuring their reports meet their audience’s needs, and how data visualisations and charts are being used to communicate key messages.Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-37)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In this episode, we discuss why it is important to focus on our audit objective when using data analysis in our audit.We explore:Why a focus on the objective helps us measure successWhy we should avoid rules based analysisHow a focus on the objective helps us stay true to our audit mandateCost benefit analysis when we find things that are not related to the auditWhy a focus on the objective helps us in reporting on data quality or missing dataLink: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-36)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au).
Stephen leads the data science team within Performance Audit at VAGO, the Victorian Auditor General's Office.  We discuss:What VAGO doesStephen's approach to helping auditors use dataWhy it's important for all performance auditors to have data skillsHow VAGO has used open data to improve transparencyYou can reach out to Stephen via LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/smcateer).LinksVAGO Audit Report – Measuring  and reporting on service delivery with interactive dashboard for exploring Victorian department performance (www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/measuring-and-reporting-service-delivery)VAGO Audit Report – Accessibility  of Tram Services with interactive map on the accessibility of Melbourne’s tram network (www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/accessibility-tram-services)VAGO Audit Report – Council Libraries which uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate efficiency (www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/council-libraries)This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-35) About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk.Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Taka is the inaugural Chief Data Scientist at the US Government Accountability Office.  He also leads the GAO's Innovation Lab.  We discuss:What the GAO doesHow data science is helping GAOInnovation and experimentation at GAOMachine learning assuranceYou can reach out to Taka via the GAO website.LinksThis episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-34)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In this episode, we discuss 10 of the more common areas of focus in using data for audits.Get over the fear of using dataFocus on the objective and develop the hypothesesCheck for previous work, to avoid duplicationSource the data – internal and openPrepare the data and check qualityPerform the analysis, prove/disprove the hypothesesConduct QA and business validationReport and visualizeShare for potential reuse (audit team, management, other agencies)Lessons learnt: governance, quality of data, timing, process, etc.Link: This episode's web page (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-33)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Note: This is a guest interview.Alli is an information design consultant and host of the Data Viz Today podcast.We talk about a range of data visualization matters, including 3 key mistakes that people make when starting out in dataviz (and solutions to those). You can reach out to Alli via her website (www.allitorban.com).LinksFinancial Times Visual Vocabulary (github.com/ft-interactive/chart-doctor/tree/master/visual-vocabulary)Stephanie Evergreen's What, So What, Now What (stephanieevergreen.com/what-so-what-now-what)Template for all those charts done in excel (policyviz.com/product/visual-vocabulary-in-excel)Alli's brainstorming worksheet for developing visual metaphorsAlli's brainstorming template for focusing the story in your data vizAlli's Tessellated Unit Chart for Viz for Social GoodViz for Social Good (www.vizforsocialgood.com)Reuter's "Drowning in Plastic"This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-32)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
In this episode we wrap up, talking about:a few things we've learned this yearfeedback - what people found valuablefeedback - what people want to hear more aboutsome of the tech/software used to produce this podcastLinks This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-31)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
Note: This is a guest interview.John talks to us about what audit offices (a.k.a. supreme audit institutions) do and the role of the CTO in an audit focused organization.He shares his views on a range of issues including: His positive experience with their (outsourced) internal auditorsHow he supports an audit focused organizationCyber and data governance frameworks; evolving IT practices that auditors need to keep a close eye on.John is open to connecting with like-minded professionals.You can reach out to him on LinkedIn.LinksJohn Moore on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/john-moore-01986a7a)Where John works (Queensland Audit Office) (www.qao.qld.gov.au)Where John studied (Loughborough University) (www.lboro.ac.uk)The Essential Eight (strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents) (www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/essential-eight/essential-eight-explained)ISO27001 (www.iso.org/isoiec-27001-information-security.html)Microsoft password policy recommendations (docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/misc/password-policy-recommendations)This episode's web page with transcript (riskinsights.com.au/the-assurance-show-30)About this podcast The podcast for performance auditors and internal auditors that focuses on data & risk. Hosted by Conor McGarrity and Yusuf Moolla. Produced by Risk Insights (riskinsights.com.au). 
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