Webinar: Continuous Assurance with data analysis

September 19, 2023

Invitation to Webinar: Assurance with data analysis

Continuous Assurance with data analysis

In this free webinar Neil and Alain share their combined experience of implementing Continuous Assurance across the organisation in a cost effective and timely manner. They illustrate how data analytics can deliver more extensive assurance by automating the analysis of large data sets from various sources, resulting in near real-time information.

The presentation starts of by defining data analysis and illustrating the limitations of a traditional audit approach before introducing the term “Continuous Assurance“.

Neil and Alain then explore and debunk barriers commonly preventing organisations from implementing Continuous Assurance.

This presentation includes examples and use cases as well as pricing information before the speakers’ closing remarks guide you on your way to implementing Continuous Assurance based on data analysis.

Chart showing control adherence over time
  • What is data analysis?
  • Limitations of traditional audit
  • What is Continuous Assurance?
  • Common barriers
  • Typical pricing
  • Examples and use cases
  • How to get started


Neil Macdonald is the co-founder of Technology4Business Ltd and a member of the IIA Data Analytics forum steering group.  He is a former Head of Audit with over 25 years’ experience and holds the CMIIA and QIAL qualifications.

Neil has worked for a range of organisations including Deutsche Bank, AXA, Sainsbury’s and the Bank of England. At the Simplyhealth Group, Neil successfully introduced both data analytics and continuous audit into the audit team.

Neil is a regular presenter at both national and international conferences and delivers audit specific data analytics training for the IIA and to clients worldwide.

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Alain Rousseau is the driving force behind Sepia Solutions. He has focussed on audit software tools since 2007 and implemented data analysis tools and audit management tools at dozens of organisations in different departments.

With a mixed background of technology and business, Alain is the ideal interface between business users and software developers. His in-depth understanding of both the software and audit profession also makes him an excellent trainer and consultant for these software packages.

Practical details

SubjectContinuous auditing with data analysis
Type of eventWebinar
WhenTuesday, September 19th 2023
11:00 – 12:30 CET (Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, …)
What does it costThis is a totally free webinar; no strings attached.
Registration is mandatory.
CPE pointsIf you are a member of IIA Belgium and require CPE points,
make sure to also register for this event on the IIABel website.

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