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Webcast Summary

Whether managing their internal audit teams or working with external auditors, many companies have sought greater efficiency from the audit function without sacrificing compliance.
But recent technological advances are now enabling companies to improve both compliance with, and the efficiency of, internal and external audits. The application of automation to audits is emerging as a top priority for finance leaders, whose roles continue to evolve from enabling their companies to demonstrate compliance with specific regulatory requirements to maintaining standards of accuracy and transparency whenever their companies communicate financial information. 

During this Webcast, we will reveal what finance leaders need to know about automating audits, including:

  • Why finance leaders, in collaboration with internal audit teams and external auditors, are establishing stewardship of processes for validating and disseminating financial information,
  • Which aspects of internal and external audits make the most sense to automate, and
  • Technological advances that enable finance leaders to accelerate compliance with audits and ensure the trustworthiness of the information finance leaders convey.

About the Panelists

Andrew Struthers-Kennedy, Managing Director, Protiviti

Andrew Struthers-Kennedy is a Managing Director with the global consulting firm Protiviti. He leads Protiviti's Technology Audit and Advisory practice, where he works with clients to deliver outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services, as well as technology and risk management consulting services. Andrew has worked with numerous clients to establish a platform for delivery of next-generation internal audit services through more dynamic and agile approaches, and through the use of analytics, automation, and other emerging tools.
Andrew Ellis, Vice President, Internal Audit, Stericycle

Andrew Ellis is Vice President of Internal Audit with Stericycle, Inc., where he leads his company's global audit function. Leveraging a leadership style focused on autonomy, mastery, and purpose, Andrew has developed a highly-functioning and agile internal audit team with the capabilities to drive business process optimization and transformation. Given his proclivity for advanced analytics, automation, and finance transformation, he leverages a build, optimize, and transfer model to support his company's process and control maturation.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Group
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Group, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars about topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
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