Course Overview

In this one-day workshop, we'll explore data analytics for internal auditors. You'll learn how to apply data analytics at every stage of the audit process, from planning to reporting. Through hands-on activities and real examples, you'll gain practical skills in essential and advanced data analysis techniques. Plus, you'll discover how to build a data-driven internal audit function, keeping your team agile and impactful in today's digital landscape.


Guide Internal Audit professionals in leveraging data and analytics throughout the audit lifecycle, enabling them to recognize opportunities and take steps to enhance their functions.

Who Should Attend

  • Suitable for internal audit professionals eager to integrate data analytics into their audit processes.

  • Ideal for those already exploring data analytics, seeking to identify further opportunities for its application.

  • Recommended for members of Audit Committees, Finance, and business units interested in the transformative potential of data in audit and compliance functions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover Hidden Risks: Identify unseen issues using data analytics.

  • Enhance Audit Efficiency: Streamline processes and gain deeper insights with data-driven analysis.

  • Drive Data-Driven Decisions: Predict risks and make proactive decisions for impactful audits.

  • Master Essential Techniques: Gain hands-on experience with common data analytics tools.

  • Explore Advanced Analytics: Learn about predictive analytics and anomaly detection.

  • Build a Sustainable Future: Develop a roadmap for a data-driven internal audit function.

Workshop Agenda

1st Session (Focus: Building the Foundation and Practical Applications)

  • Briefly discuss digital disruption's impact on the audit profession.

  • Define data analytics and its importance in modern auditing.

  • Explore how data analytics transforms traditional auditing processes through practical applications with real-world examples relevant to internal audit scenarios.

Data Analytics for the Internal Audit Lifecycle
  1. Emphasize how data analytics can be used throughout the audit lifecycle (planning, risk assessment, execution, reporting, monitoring).

  2. Statistical analysis for performing audits

  3. Measuring culture

  4. Advanced sampling techniques

2nd Session (Focus: Advanced Techniques and Transformation Strategy)

Advanced Analytical Techniques & Use Cases
  • Machine learning concepts relevant to internal audits.

  • Exploring applications of predictive analytics, regression analysis, and anomaly detection in audit scenarios.

  • Group discussion to identify potential use cases for advanced analytics within participants' own functions.

Building a Data-Driven Audit Function
  • Requirements and key considerations for a data-driven audit function.

  • Strategies for building capabilities (people, process, and technology) within the audit department.

Roadmap to Transformation
  • Key steps to achieve data-driven audit transformation.

  • Mitigating risks of transformation

  • Managing the challenges of adoption


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Course Director

Semih Kumluk, Ph.D.

Head of AI and Digital at PwC Academy in the Middle East LinkedIn's Top Artificial Intelligence (AI) Voice

Semih Kulmluk, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of multinational experience across diverse sectors, leads AI, Data, and Digital Qualification at PwC Academy in the Middle East. His expertise is rooted in practical knowledge gained from key roles at TurkCell and Bosch, as well as spearheading innovation projects at Unilever, where he managed CRM teams across 35 countries.

Semih holds degrees in engineering, technology management, and finance from prestigious Turkish universities, supplemented by executive education in branding at Kellogg School of Management. He is the founder of the Singularity University Dubai Chapter and has been recognized with the Instructor of The Year award by CertNexus in both 2021 and 2022.

Semih is a thought leader in Generative AI for FinTech and digital transformation. He is a highly sought-after speaker at industry conferences such as LEAP, GITEX, and FinTech Surge, where he delivers compelling insights on these topics. Semih was also one of the keynote speakers at The UAE IAA Regional Audit Conference.

Registration Details

*Early Bird Discount

PKR 70,000 +SST Per Person

Register and pay before Tue, June 25, 2024

Regular Fee:

PKR 90,000 +SST Per Person

*Group Discount: 10% Discount
on 2+ Participants from the same organisation

Includes courseware, TerraBiz Certificate, lunch, refreshments and business networking.

[*Discounts are mutually exclusive]

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