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2019 Audit Interactive

Audit Interactive
A Higher Education Collaborative Experience


Deep dive sessions are organized by the following topics: Audit Skills, Information Technology & Security, Using IDEA, University Risks and Research.  Attendees may switch between topics to build a customized training path.

REGISTRATION STEPS
1. SIGN IN: To register for this event you must sign in to your personal ACUA membership account.  If you are not a member, or you do not currently have an account from attending a prior meeting, you must Create An Account.
2. BEGIN REGISTRATION: Select the "Register Myself" button to begin the registration process.  
    ACUA Member registration fees: $875 
    Non-Member registration fees: $975
3. QUESTIONS: Answer conference questions and be sure to click "Save Responses".
4. PROGRAM SELECTIONS: Although attendees will be able to customize their learning experience and participate in any session they choose onsite, for planning purposes we still need to identify the sessions you are most interested in attending at the time of registration.  Under the Program area below please select the module sessions you are interested in attending.  You may also register a guest for the Sunday Welcome Reception.
5. CHECK OUT.
When
3/24/2019 8:00 AM - 3/27/2019 11:40 AM
Where
Hyatt Regency Savannah Savannah, GA

Program

   

1. Monday AM Module Registration

 
An overview of the higher education landscape. An explanation of the different types of higher education institutions and how they operate. And, an introduction to the IIA Standards, GAGAS, and other authoritative references.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
1. Monday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/25/2019 8:00 AM
Understand the Higher Education IT landscape. Identify the common risk areas and initial areas to consider for audit reviews. Explain the key players to network with across campus and ways to get a seat at the IT tables. Introduce resources available to expand IT knowledge and IT audit methodologies.
Category
IT and Security
Track
1. Monday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/25/2019 8:00 AM
(This is a hands-on workshop with manuals provided.  Attendees will need a working version of IDEA on their laptops.)  Import files and prepare data for analysis. Navigate IDEA's features and functionality to perform tasks such as summarizing data, adding fields to a database, joining two databases using pivot tables and stratification.
Category
IDA & Data Analysis
Track
1. Monday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/25/2019 8:00 AM
Explain the risk of minors on campus. Discuss sources of information to review in an effort to identify the location of minors. Review other campus safety programs that warrant consideration. Introduce the various amounts of federal legislation that affect campus safety (VAWA, Clery).
Category
University Risks
Track
1. Monday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/25/2019 8:00 AM
Collaborate with fellow CAEs to address today's issues facing your shop.
Category
Research
Track
1. Monday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/25/2019 8:00 AM

2. Monday PM Module Registration

 
Learn IIA & GAGAS Standards and their use. Review effective interviewing techniques. Understand different methodologies to execute engagement level risk assessments. Explain how to take a risk assessment and develop a fieldwork program.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
2. Monday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/25/2019 1:00 PM
Define Cyber Security and critical controls. Define breach response and critical elements of a breach response program. Explain core knowledge needed and third party resources available to assist.
Category
IT and Security
Track
2. Monday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 11:40 PM
3/25/2019 1:00 PM
Use IDEA to analysis T&E expenses. Learn what fraud looks like and create the most essential tests.
Category
IDEA & Data Analysis
Track
2. Monday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/25/2019 1:00 PM
Provide an overview of the various federal financial aid programs. Discuss the high risk audit areas to consider in a financial aid audit. Provide resources to assist in conducting an FA review.
Category
University Risks
Track
2. Monday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/25/2019 1:00 PM
Discuss the ACFE's report to the Nations and the common fraud schemes seen in the higher ed industry.  Use real life examples of frauds to explain the common fraud schemes.  Review common fraud schemes found in research.
Category
Research
Track
2. Monday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/25/2019 1:00 PM

3. Tuesday AM Module Registration

 
Learn the IDEA and GAGAS Standards on fieldwork and how they can be executed.  Review effective documentation of fieldwork and qualities of great work papers.  Discuss how to interact effectively with clients and deliver 'bad news'.  Explain how fieldwork and review work together to ensure a quality audit.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
3. Tuesday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/26/2019 8:00 AM
Explain the key components of a data privacy program.  Explain common methods in organizational data classification.  Explain identity management and its critical components.  For all three provide risks and controls to be prepared for an audit.
Category
IT and Security
Track
3. Tuesday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/26/2019 8:00 AM
Learn the critical steps to import, cleanse, format and provide data to extract maximum value and deliver meaningful insights.  Discuss ways to improve quality data in IDEA.
Category
IDEA & Data Analysis
Track
3. Tuesday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/26/2019 8:00 AM
Provide an overview of common auxiliary operations at campuses.  Explain common risks and controls across the auxiliary areas.  Provide example audit programs for areas.  Conduct discussions on common pitfalls and difficulties in conducting auxiliary reviews.
Category
University Risks
Track
3. Tuesday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/26/2019 8:00 AM
Learn the specialized IT and cybersecurity risks associated with research activities.  Explain the various IT and cybersecurity requirements typically associated with research activities (e.g. export controls and OFAC requirements, FAR/DARS NIST).  Provide an audit template of typical research IT and cybersecurity risks with recommended controls.
Category
Research
Track
3. Tuesday AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/26/2019 8:00 AM

4. Tuesday PM Module Registration

 
Learn the IIA and GAGAS Standards on communication and follow up and how they can be executed. Discuss effective communication 'do's and don'ts'. Discuss differences in generational communication.  Discuss methods to conduct follow up efficiently.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
4. Tuesday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/26/2019 1:00 PM
Explain IT general controls and processes with the related higher education risks.  Explain typical IT general control audit projects applicable to higher education, including how external audits incorporate IT controls.  Explain how to execute an IT general control audit and key resources available to auditors conducting IT audits for the first time.  Explain common audit pitfalls while conducting IT general control audits in higher education.
Category
IT and Security
Track
4. Tuesday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/26/2019 1:00 PM
Learn how to create, run and modify scripts using IDEA's Macro Record, Project Overview, and History for robust reusability.
Category
IDEA & Data Analysis
Track
4. Tuesday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/26/2019 1:00 PM
Explain OMB's Uniform Guidance (UG) and how internal audit shops help institutions achieve compliance. Differentiate between internal audit and external audit roles. Discuss common challenges and share experiences.
Category
University Risks
Track
4. Tuesday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/26/2019 1:00 PM
Explore risks associated with Research Commercialization.  Explain Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and the application of associated risks to research commercialization activities.  Review proposed audit steps designed to mitigate risks in the area of research commercialization.  Review ‘lessons learned’ through recent investigations.
Category
Research
Track
4. Tuesday PM Module Registration
Time
1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
3/26/2019 1:00 PM

5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration

 
Understand 'why people lie'.  Methodologies used to detect untruthful responses or actions.  Provide real life examples of when a methodology was used to successfully detect untruthful behavior.  Show videos or other media and attempt to determine when a suspect was lying.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
3/27/2019 8:00 AM
Define 'digital forensics' and critical elements of a forensics program.  Explain common tools used in forensics investigations.  Introduce legal concerns to be considered and key stakeholders to collaborate with while establishing an audit based forensics program.
Category
IT and Security
Track
5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
3/27/2019 8:00 AM
Learn to use IDEA functions and advanced formulas that are similar to Excel to perform essential audit testing including data cleansing, aging and converting dates, field statistics, complex conditions and nested functions.
Category
IDEA & Data Analysis
Track
5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
3/27/2019 8:00 AM
Collaborate with fellow CAEs to address today's issues facing your shop.
Category
Univeristy Risks
Track
5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
3/27/2019 8:00 AM
Explain methodologies used for subrecipient monitoring.  Explain best practices for conducting subrecipient audit reviews.  Provide links to federal requirements for subrecipient monitoring.
Category
Research
Track
5. Wednesday 8:00-9:40 AM Module Registration
Time
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
3/27/2019 8:00 AM

6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration

 
Understanding what ethics are and how they are created.  Learn the hallmarks of an effective ethics program.  Identify the 'red flags' of potential ethics issues.  Review the definition of a conflict of interest and understand where they can cause potential harm on your campus.
Category
Audit Skills
Track
6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/27/2019 10:00 AM
Explain block chain, its potential to affect campus, and emerging risks to be aware of.  Explains trends in data loss prevention and methods for audit review.  Discuss cloud computing and common audit approaches for review.
Category
IT and Security
Track
6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/27/2019 10:00 AM
Apply the data visualization features within IDEA to identify potential issues, duplicates, trends and more. Create custom dashboards based on your audit objectives.  Narrow your results to focus on areas of interest.
Category
IDEA & Data Analysis
Track
6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/27/2019 10:00 AM
Collaborate with fellow auditors to discuss ERM and ERM implementations on campus.
Category
University Risks
Track
6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/27/2019 10:00 AM
Understand other places on campus where lab safety can be of concern.  Explain the difficulties commonly found in lab safety types of reviews.  Provide details of ACUA Kick Starters in these areas.  Provide an audit program on a key lab safety area.
Category
Research
Track
6. Wednesday 10:00-11:40 AM Module Registration
Time
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
3/27/2019 10:00 AM

7. Guest Welcome Reception Registration

 
Add this item to your itinerary to register your guest for the Sunday Welcome Reception
Track
7. Guest Welcome Reception Registration
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
3/24/2019 6:00 PM