Optimizing audit quality is a common objective for all auditors, this is where the concept of data analytics becomes a useful tool for external auditors. Data analytics is made up of tools that extract, authenticate and examine large volumes of data. A recent publication by ICAEW stated that data analytics is making radical changes to large external audits and that it is only a matter of time until such tools become available for SMEs. How will auditing standards be affected by this and what does this mean for the future of the audit profession?
Paul Spiteri graduated as a qualified accountant from the University of Malta in 2015, and is an Associate of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds a practicing certificate in auditing.
Paul joined Nexia BT in 2011, during his university studies, in which period he started to gain significant experience in auditing various companies in various sectors and has also worked in the consultancy department.
He currently works as a Group Financial Controller with an established firm in the construction industry. Paul also holds a Diploma in Insurance Accounting and Auditing.
Day 1: 17/09/2020
Start time: 14:00 CEST
End time: 17:15 CEST
Venue: Online Live Session
Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560