The High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, India, jointly with CaseWare Analytics, Canada organized a half day programme on ‘Enhancing Audit Excellence through Data Analytics’ on 13th March 2019. The event was organized as a professional forum to exchange current knowledge on the subject amongst leaders of the Governance and Assurance community; more specifically Internal Auditors, Financial Auditors, Forensic Investigators, Accountants and MIS Professionals. The event was attended by around 30 plus invitees and comprised of Internal Audit Leaders, Senior Government Bureaucrats and Partners of Leading Audit Accounting Firms in India.The emphasis of the event was on ideas and solutions that seek to propel the audit teams to higher levels of productivity and deeper business insights, while meeting the onerous responsibilities as per stakeholder expectations.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Andrew Smith, Minister Commercial, High Commission of Canada. Mr. Ram Mohan Johri the Director General, Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India provided the Key Note address for the event and set the tone and premise for key discussions ahead on the ‘Current Scenario and Future Trends in Data Analytics’ and spoke about specific used cases on the application of IDEA Data Analysis Software within the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. This was followed by an independent presentation by Jairam Rajshekhar, Director Client Relations, Sama Audit Systems and Softwares Pvt. Ltd. on New Features in IDEA V 10.4.1. An impactful and insightful panel discussion was held by by Mr. Deepjee Singhal, Director, Sama Audit Systems and Softwares Pvt. Ltd with the panel members being Mr. Surath Mukherjee, Head Internal Audit & Risk Assurance, Dalmia Bharat Group, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Vijay, Head Internal Audit, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles and Mr. Ramanand Jha, Head Internal Audit, Havells India. The panelists deliberated on winning strategies for implementing IDEA Data Analysis Software and planning and executing a quick payback on investment.