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WA Members Meeting-In person-Digital Transformation Series: Internal Audit Leveraging Technology

Digital Transformation Series: Internal Audit Leveraging Technology


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The WA Chapter is pleased to present our next event within the Digital Transformation Series: Internal Audit leveraging Technology. This event will be taking place Tuesday 18th May, both virtually and in-person at KPMG Perth office (based on St George's Terrace) Join our round table discussion as we talk through how an internal audit function can practically understand and apply technology in an internal audit context.

Terms like intelligent automation, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the buzz words of today. But what do these really mean? Internal audit functions need to be aware of what these are and when (or not) these types of technologies can be used. Some internal audit functions have already begun moving away from point-in-time sample testing to continuous auditing over entire populations to provide assurance over the operating effectiveness of key controls. We know that technology can be used to transform the way we plan and execute internal audits but as internal audit functions, it is also important to leverage technology to transform the function itself (i.e. by upgrading tools, capabilities and methodologies). 

There are limited attendance spaces at the KPMG office, so be quick to register if you want to attend in person.


Adam Lines, KPMG Director – Risk Assurance Data and Digital Deployment

Adam leads the national deployment of Data & Analytics (DA) and digital assurance within KPMG’s Risk Assurance function. He has helped the national Governance, Risk and Controls Advisory practice embed DA capability and techniques into our clients’ internal audit methodologies and delivery approaches. This includes building Continuous Auditing processes and solutions for various clients. Through this role, he has successfully introduced DA techniques into clients’ audit plans including areas such as purchase to pay, payroll, key financial controls, inventory management and asset management


Marissa Santiago, KPMG Manager – Risk Assurance Data and Digital Deployment
Marissa is a Manager within KPMG’s Risk Assurance division and was part of the national GRCA practice where she gained extensive experience in internal audit and risk management reviews for various clients. Marissa now combines her internal audit experience with DA and technology as the Program Management Lead for KPMG’s Risk Assurance Data and Digital Deployment team where she is part of the data-driven and digital movement.


Amanda Lucas, Wesfarmers - Manager Group Assurance - Data Strategy Group Assurance
Amanda Lucas is a technology enthusiast who leads teams through transformation by integrating strategy, capability and delivery with leading digital solutions. As the Manager of Data Strategy in Wesfarmers Group Assurance, Amanda is partnering with KPMG to design value-driven data analytics that leverages the expertise of internal audit to deliver intelligent data analytics targeting strategic focus areas across the Wesfarmers Group.


Minali Gamage, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd - Manager Risk & Assurance
Minali has spent her whole career either being an internal auditor, managing internal auditors or being internally audited. Starting her career in the EY Perth Risk Consulting practice, she had the opportunity to audit organisations in a variety of industries. Subsequent in-house risk and audit roles at Horizon Power (Risk & Audit Consultant) and Western Power (Manager Risk & Resilience), and recently completing her MBA, has further broadened her knowledge of business processes. She has lived through the transition of audits being documented and retained in paper folders to using data analytics on audits. She is now exploring continuous auditing opportunities in her current role as Manager Risk & Assurance at Fortescue.


Sarina Aston, Woodside - Business Analyst Internal Audit
With a background in business and systems analysis, Sarina has supplemented the audit team with technical skills related to data analytics testing and system support.  As part of the Woodside Internal Audit Digital Team, Sarina and the team support development of the longer term strategy of how and when we may incorporate machine learning, big data into our audit testing; and providing IT general controls assurance where the technology is considered a key control.


Please note: Venue may require attendees to provide contact details upon arrival to adhere to COVIDSafe plans.


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Venue and date:

Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: -


KPMG Perth

235 St Georges Terrace

Perth, WA 6000


Status: Available


Member: $0.00

Non Member: $65.00

Duration and CPE: 1.00 hours

For more information please contact Catherine Searson

+61 02 9267 9155