Automating the Audit Process
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Automating the Audit Process

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ISACA Manila Chapter and The Institute of Internal Auditors—Phils. invite you to the… SAP Audit – A Practical Approach August 20-21, 2009, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm Mr. Abraham Cortez Partner at Workgroup Connection ISACA Manila Professional Development Center Suite 2109 Cityland 10, Tower II, #154 H.V. Dela Costa St., Makati City (02) 894-2533 • www.isaca-manila.org “SAP Audit – A Practical Approach “ Mr. Abraham Cortez August 20-21, 2009, ISACA PDC You need a career change and wish to join the few with SAP audit skills If so, then you must attend OVERVIEW Every organization requires a periodic review of its SAP system. As a consequence, the internal auditor has the burden of conducting the review of this complex environment. Being complex as it is, the skills required to conduct a meaningful review of a SAP system are hard to find. Oftentimes, the auditor learns the skills on-the-job based on knowledge passed on from auditor to auditor over time. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a formal training program that guides aspiring SAP audit specialists to learn the required skills in as short a time as possible. This presentation aims to give you the confidence to get your SAP Audit career jumpstarted. Learn the skills that will earn you the respect of the entire IT Organization particularly of the SAP team. See actual documentation of reviews created by the experts and learn from their experiences. Most importantly ...

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ISACA Manila Chapterand TheInternal Auditors—Phils.Institute of invite you to the… SAP Audit – A Practical Approach August 20-21, 2009, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm Mr. Abraham Cortez Partner at Workgroup Connection ISACA Manila Professional Development Center Suite 2109 Cityland 10, Tower II, #154 H.V. Dela Costa St., Makati City (02) 894-2533  www.isaca-manila.org
“SAP Audit – A Practical Approach “ Mr. Abraham Cortez August 20-21, 2009, ISACA PDC
You need a career change and wish to join the few with SAP audit skills If so, then you must attend OVERVIEW Every organization requires a periodic review of its SAP system.As a consequence, the internal auditor has the burden of conducting the review of this complex environment.Being complex as it is, the skills required to conduct a meaningful review of a SAP system are hard to find.Oftentimes, the auditor learns the skills on-the-job based on knowledge passed on from auditor to auditor over time. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a formal training program that guides aspiring SAP audit specialists to learn the required skills in as short a time as possible. This presentation aims to give you the confidence to get your SAP Audit career jumpstarted.Learn the skills that will earn you the respect of the entire IT Organization particularly of the SAP team.See actual documentation of reviews created by the experts and learn from their experiences.Most importantly, learn the concepts that will allow you to get started towards performing your first review of SAP using a different but practical approach.
COVERAGE The 2-day seminar, which aims to teach participants to perform a review of SAP using a simplified but practical approach includes: The SAP Overview The SAP Risks and Controls SAP Audit Approach – Simplified Typical SAP work programs Real-life examples and success stories Automated audit tools for SAP Sample working papers from the experts Demonstration
SEMINAR FOCUS AND FEATURES To learn and identify the features of SAP that are relevant to the audit. To learn and identify the risks and controls associated with the SAP system. To learn and acquire the knowledge required to perform a review of the SAP system . WHO SHOULD ATTEND Auditors, Senior Auditors, Internal Audit Supervisors and Chief Au-dit Executives who need to equip themselves with skills in Audits of SAP
“SAP Audit – A Practical Approach “ Mr. Abraham Cortez August 20-21, 2009, ISACA PDC
COURSE CONTENTS 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1.INTRODUCTION 2.SAP OVERVIEW -A discussion of SAP’s functionalities that are relevant to the auditor. This section is not aimed at providing SAP training but rather making the auditor aware of the functionalities that you need to be aware of and be able to device an audit approach that will allow a sensible review of these SAP functions. 3.SAP RISKS AND CONTROLS -ItThis section aims to discuss the risks that are relevant to an organization that has implemented SAP. also discusses the appropriate controls that a company could employ to address the risks discussed. 4.SAP AUDIT APPROACH - SIMPLIFIED -It also aims toThis section is a discussion of a typical methodology to the review of SAP. provide an approach to the review that is easier to understand and easier to execute specially for someone who has very little experience in audits of SAP environments. 5.SAP WORK PROGRAMS -This section aims to discuss typical requirements of a SAP audit in terms of work programs and suggested audit procedures to employ during the review. 6.AUTOMATED AUDIT TOOLS FOR SAP –There is a number of tools already available in the market to automated a lot of the audit procedures needed to review the SAP system.Custom made tools have also been developed to provide automation. The participants will have a first hand experience in the use of some of these tools. 7.SUMMARY -This will provide a brief (30 minutes) summary of the day long discussion.
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“SAP Audit – A Practical Approach “ Mr. Abraham Cortez August 20-21, 2009, ISACA PDC
Mr. Abraham Cortez,Partner at Workgroup ConnectionAbe Cortez has over 29 years of experience delivering Technology Risk Management services; mostly with the “Big Four” public accounting firms.He has extensive knowledge and experience designing, testing, and implementing SAP Access and Process controls (e.g., Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, and Record to Report) as a Consultant on the implementation team, and as an Auditor helping clients mitigate risks and achieve r egulatory compliance. Additionally, he is an Approva Certified Professional, and has led the delivery of numerous SAP GRC services utilizing tools such as Virsa, ACL, CSI, AIS, and BizRights to design/test/monitor SAP security, and to configure rule-sets supporting automated controls intended to monitor high risk transaction activities along the business processes (e.g., Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, and Record to Report). Finally, Abe Cortez is a Partner with Workgroup Connection and leader of its Risk Management and related services.Before that, he was a Principal with Grant Thornton over the IT Audit practice in Jakarta, Indonesia and a member of the National SAP team in the U. S. where he was utilized nationally as a SAP subject matter specialist, and led the development and delivery of SAP services and training.Prior to that, Abe Cortez was a Managing Director with Deloitte Consulting and a leader of Deloitte’s SAP implementation practice.Prior to Deloitte, Abe Cortez was an IT Audit partner with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers.
Course Fees: ISACA Members — P7,840.00 IIA Members— P8,960.00Non Members — P10,080.00 * Fees are inclusive of VAT The course is limited to 30 participants. Priority will be given to those with advance payment.
Venue: ISACA Manila Professional Development Center Suite 2109 Cityland 10 Tower 2, #154 H.V. Dela Cost St., Makati City For inquiry and reservation, kindly call at (02) 894-2533/ (0919) 2884410 / (0917) 7505122 E-mail us at secretariat@isaca-manila.org or isaca_manila@yahoo.com
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