Workshop: Using data analysis to identify SOD issues

Starts 19 Nov 2021

Overview

SOD, or segregation of duties, is a well-known concept. But how do you verify that this concept is indeed properly configured in the CRM system or other tools?

In this workshop, we go through all the steps to evaluate the SOD configuration. Using a specialised data analysis tool, we go through the steps of analysing the permissions as configured for hundreds of users by comparing those with a list of combinations that are not be allowed. Finally, we create a detailed report that documents those SOD transgressions per user. As a bonus, we schedule this test on a weekly basis to alert local managers so they can take prompt action; in effect turning the audit effort into an effective continuous monitoring system.

Workshop: Using data analysis to identify SOD issues

In this workshop, we go through all the steps to evaluate the SOD configuration.

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Facilitator

About the facilitator

Alain Rousseau

Audit software expert

Alain Rousseau is the driving force behind Sepia Solutions and has focussed on audit software tools since 2007. He has implemented data analysis tools (Arbutus Analyzer and ACL) and audit management tools (PAWS and Pentana Audit) at dozens of audit departments.

With an education and background that is both technical (industrial engineer) and business (MBA), Alain is the ideal interface between business users and software developers. His in-depth understanding of the software packages and a firm understanding of the audit profession also makes him an excellent trainer and consultant for these software packages.

Through Sepia Solutions, Alain has sponsored and worked with the IIA since 2010 and participated in various events. As part of the IIA’s Master Class Internal Audit Essentials, he recently wrote a paper discussing the effect of audit software on meeting the IIA’s IPPF standards.

Finally,  Alain tells us he hopes to be the catalyst for your next data analysis project or your implementation of audit management software.