Audit Talks Live 2021
Tax & AccountingApril 27, 2021

Audit Talks LIVE 2021: 3 Sessions to Help You Build a Future-Ready, Disruption-Proof Practice

If you haven’t already heard the buzz, the next Audit Talks LIVE virtual conference is right around the corner. This free virtual event only comes around once a year, so mark your calendar for June 01-02, 2021, and enjoy two days of actionable information and best practices from accounting industry experts and thought leaders.

Check out the schedule and register today to attend this complimentary virtual event.

Audit Talks LIVE will feature three tracks:

  • Auditing for Superheroes
  • Accounting & Reporting Insights
  • Navigating the Firm Landscape

Featuring 15 unique 30-minute sessions, auditors can choose among a wide range of need-to-know topics. Learn how to incorporate automation, analytics and AI into audit workflows, maximize client value, enjoy better peer reviews, and more.

Registration is by session, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose the most meaningful Audit Talks for your professional and firm development. Here are three futuristic sessions audit leaders won’t want to miss.

Auditing with Automation, Analytics & AI

What does it take to deliver a data-driven audit? It takes viewing the engagement holistically and integrating data into the process so that analysis is the audit’s end-to-end guiding force, rather than a post-field-work activity.

This session – part of Auditing for Superheroes – will provide insights into best practices for technology and data from partners at two leading firms. Ann Glenz, CPA, Partner-National Assurance Office at Eide Bailly, LLP, and Christopher O’Neal, CPA, Partner at Rodl & Partner, will discuss how to tap into the power of data to drive:

  • Risk assessment, including predicting and identifying the greatest areas of risk
  • Data analytics and when to test entire populations versus taking data samples
  • AI and its impact on audit standards

Connecting the Dots Between Analytics & Standards

More than ever before, the AICPA considers audit data analytics a priority. Using analytics needs to be an integral part of your firm’s audit workflow. But how exactly do analytics tie in with audit standards?

In this session – part of Accounting and Reporting Insights – you’ll hear from Patrick Tokarski, CPA, Director-National Assurance Technical Group at CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. He and other industry experts will share insights about:

  • Key differences between new and current audit evidence standards
  • Analytical Procedures, and why a refresher of AU-C 520 continues to be important
  • Effective technology choices that can help ensure a lack of gaps in your workflow

The Future, Success and CCH Axcess™ Engagement - They’re All Connected

In this session – part of Navigating the Firm Landscape – Ian Kahn will paint an exciting and challenging picture of the future. CNN featured Futurist, Forbes Contributor, Author, 3 Time TEDx Speaker and filmmaker Ian Khan has had the privilege to serve the needs of hundreds of organizations by fueling their growth through technology solutions. His predictions will expand your thinking about the future of your firm and your approach to client service.

In this same session, you will learn how to build a future-ready, disruption-proof practice using an effective technology roadmap. Wolters Kluwer’s Vice President of Audit Product Management, Colleen Knuff will update you about our journey to CCH Axcess Engagement.

Sign up now to reserve your favorite sessions!


Take a look at the entire Audit Talks LIVE 2021 schedule and register today to gain actionable insight into the future of data analytics, how advancing technology will affect your engagements now and in the future, and how to build a future-ready, disruption-proof practice. 

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