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ACPEN Signature: 2022 Data Analytics for Accountants & Auditors

Total Credits: 8 including 3 Accounting - Technical, 5 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Signature |  Accounting and Auditing
Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE |  Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA |  Angela Kroboth, ACDA, CAAP |  Chris McCall
Course Levels:
8 Hours



Become a data analytics “rock star”! Audit technology and the use of data analytics to drive better business transparency is now a key component of an effective audits – both large and small. Auditors effectively deploying these analytics, particularly with the use of AI, data visualization, and risk scoring techniques, can measurably demonstrate audit effectiveness while also moving beyond just sample selections. In this course, we will explore the application of technology across the full spectrum of audit activities including planning and risk assessment, internal controls assessment, substantive testing, and reporting.  ACPEN has assembled a panel expert accountants and technology professionals to discuss leading applications, trends and technologies in the audit.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand ways of Integrating data analytics throughout all phases of the audit
  • Learn practical audit applications for a variety of data analysis tools
  • Use data analytics as took to prevent and detect fraud
  • Learn which business risk questions map to appropriate data sources and tests

Major Subjects
  • Integrating data analytics throughout all phases of the audit
  • Asking the right business risk questions that map to appropriate data sources and tests
  • Practical audit applications of artificial intelligence, data visualization, text mining, and risk scoring techniques, in addition to traditional rules-based tests
  • Leading fraud prevention and detection tests across a variety of financial misstatement schemes and how to structure the tests for analysis
  • Techniques around enhanced validation and completeness testing
  • Sampling vs. 100% completeness testing
  • Beyond the audit – innovations in continuous controls monitoring
  • Demonstrating measurable audit effectiveness via key performance indicators (KPIs)

Course Materials


Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE's Profile

Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE Related Seminars and Products


Kona AI

Vincent Walden, CPA, CFE, is CEO of KonaAI, specializing in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, anti-bribery & corruption analytics and compliance. His primary area of concentration is in providing leading technology and perspectives on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations and is 2022’s CFE of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Prior to leading KonaAI as their CEO, he was a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, and a partner at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company.

As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden sits on Compliance Week’s Advisory Board and is featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. He is a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine and writes about anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and is being updated in 2022. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast show, “The Walden Pond”, which focuses on compliance innovation and is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching on compliance technology & innovation.

Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA's Profile

Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA Related Seminars and Products



Kevin M. Rockecharlie, CISA, is a former Partner/Principal of Information Technology Assurance Services for CohnReznick, LLP in Dallas, TX. Kevin has more

than 20+ years of experience providing assurance and consulting services to a wide range of industries working with both public and privately held companies.

Kevin’s expertise includes implementing technical accounting guidance such as ASC 606 (Revenue Recognition), implementing artificial intelligence in financial audits, configuration of financial systems, development of data analytics, evaluating and recommending cybersecurity controls as well as performing information technology audits. Kevin has held positions at Accenture, Protiviti, Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia) and Dell Computer.

Kevin graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. He also holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management as well as a Master of Business Administration.


Angela Kroboth, ACDA, CAAP's Profile

Angela Kroboth, ACDA, CAAP Related Seminars and Products

Kroboth Consulting

Angela Kroboth is an innovative Data Analytics expert with over 20 years of experience turning business questions into data queries.  She is educated in Econometrics, Public Policy Analysis, Statistics, and Audits, works with organizations in both the public and private sector, and has a keen interest in integrating data analytics into the work of criminal investigations.  In 2000, Ms. Kroboth designed and built “big data” systems that allow investigators to proactively identify fraudulent practices in medical billings and workers’ compensation. She received the Assistant Inspector General Award in 2001 (an Internal Business Award for Healthcare Analytics Systems Development), and the CIGIE Award for Excellence in 2021 (for Healthcare Investigations Analytics).  Angela is a professional speaker on the topics of Data Analytics, Communication, and Leadership, who believes that people should take care of each other, not take advantage of each other, and that one way to do this this through fraud detection.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For CPAs in Public Practice and Industry
Original Recording Date 01/11/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer

Business Professionals' Network (ACPEN)

Date Added to Catalog 02/09/2022

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints.

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration



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