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Guest lecture, Management Accounting

Guest lecture EY
EY - could data lead to better audits?
KPMG built a huge office in Amsterdam to store paper audit files -> digitization -> no need for office (more
Audit is about identifying risk.
There is a big potential for companies not to focus efforts on the details of the ledgers (e.g., receivables from
sold chairs or receivables from computers or jewelry -> does not matter when consolidated).
Process mining analyzes the digital footprints (activities as logged in application (e.g., ERP)) and visualizes every
activity in a process model with all deviations from the expected path (see slide for example).
EY uses regression analysis to predict client performance and outcomes -> outliers analyzed in model.
 This closely connects to management by exception.