August 31, 2015

CAQ Symposium 2015: The Impact of Data Analytics on the Financial Statement Audit of the Future

The Seventh Annual CAQ Symposium was held on August 9, 2015 in Chicago. The event, which coincides with the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting, is a key part of the CAQ’s ongoing dialogue with the academic community on how research can inform audit practice. This Symposium panel examined how the evolving use of data analytics might change the way financial statement audits are conducted, what impact that has on auditor judgment, on the skill mix of the engagement team, whether auditing standards will need to be updated, and challenges these things might pose for accounting educators.

Moderator: Joe Ucuzoglu, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Panelists:
- Jeff Burgess, Grant Thornton LLP
- Walt Conn, KPMG LLP
- Mike Leonardson, EY