Houston, TX, March 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- CaseWare IDEA and its U.S. distributor partner, Audimation Services, Inc., today announced the conference program and presenters for the 2nd North America IDEA User Conference scheduled for October 5 – 6, 2010 at The Woodlands Resort near Houston. The conference theme is “Making an Impact with IDEA,” and is a follow-on to the successful inaugural conference held in 2008.
Attendees may select from 24 concurrent sessions, suited to their experience level. Presentations include information about new trends in fraud detection and investigation, application of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software’s functionality, data acquisition, data analysis and audit standards. Keynote speaker Toby Bishop, Deloitte LLP, will present, “Enhancing Corporate Resiliency: Using CAATs Strategically to Detect Fraud and Corruption.” Dr. Lynford Graham will lead pre- and post-conference workshops, and co-present, “Sampling with IDEA –Beyond the Mechanics.”
Other program highlights include presentations from CaseWare IDEA’s product manager, Alain Soublière, and a wrap-up session from Chuck Manganiello, AuditSense LLC, designed to help participants maximize the benefits of attending the conference. Attendees can also see the newest IDEA product, SymSure for IDEA, a continuous auditing and monitoring solution developed to meet the demand for improved risk management across all business lines. Presenters were selected from the IDEA user community representing public accounting, internal audit, government audit and academics.
Experienced IDEA users will demonstrate how to get the most out of IDEA and its key components. Session topics include healthcare, manufacturing inventories, journal entry tests, payroll, credit cards, contract reviews, fraud, sampling, information systems general controls and continuous auditing. The conference will feature general sessions and three break-out tracks with the potential to earn up to 22 CPE hours.
"I have been an IDEA user for almost 15 years,” said Mark A. Myers, Director, Healthcare Resources Division Contract Review, Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “IDEA has grown to be a key component of our audit methodology and is now used on every single audit requiring data analysis, about 70 audits per year. This conference is a great opportunity to share our successes with so many other users.”
“We were thrilled with the response our call-for-papers received,” said Carolyn Newman, President, Audimation Services, Inc. “IDEA users are true professionals who are willing to show others how to benefit from their expertise. Unlike other software user conferences, the North America IDEA User Conference is based around user collaboration and exchange rather than just providing a forum for head-office messaging.”
This year’s conference will also feature a networking event for participants with the inaugural CaseWare IDEA golf scramble and other social events.
Full program details can be downloaded at http://www.audimation.com/conferencebrochure.pdf.
About CaseWare IDEA Inc.
CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a privately held software development and marketing company, with distributor partners around the world. The company is the developer of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software and related software including IDEA Server, IDEA Smart Analyzer and CaseWare Examiner. IDEA is used in 16 languages in over 90 countries by major accounting firms, federal, state, provincial and local government, corporations in all industry sectors and by universities as a teaching tool. IDEA has over 120,000 users, many of whom are IIA members. CaseWare IDEA recently announced a new continuous monitoring solution, SymSure for IDEA, resulting from a technology partnership with SymSure Limited. www.caseware-idea.com
About Audimation Services, Inc.
Audimation Services, Inc. provides data analysis expertise and technology to accountants, auditors and financial professionals. Through its partnership with CaseWare IDEA Inc., Audimation Services offers the most powerful and complete set of data analysis software available to improve auditing performance and detect fraud. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Houston, the company is recognized for its extensive knowledge in areas such as data analysis, internal and external auditing, financial and operational auditing and fraud detection. www.audimation.com
IDEA is a registered trademark of CaseWare International, Inc.