Boise IIA Meeting on Data Analytics

January 07, 2020
11:30 AM
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Boise Plaza
1111 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702
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Objective:

Audit Committees & Stakeholders increasingly rely on audit shops to provide continuous assurance based on ever-larger data sets. Jose Vazquez Ortiz, Latin America Audit Manager at the J. R. Simplot Company, contributed to the development of a data analytics program for the company. He and fellow Simplot team member, Ryan Garrett, Senior Internal Auditor, will share how data analytics supports continuous auditing.  They will demonstrate real-world models leveraging widely-used end-user computing tools (Excel/Power BI) to gain results without incurring the expense of adding a custom third-party analytic software tool.

 

Presenters:

Jose Vazquez Ortiz - Jose has been working in Internal Audit for approximately seven years of his career, most recently as the Latin America Audit Manager at J. R. Simplot.  During his years in audit, Jose has focused on developing and maintaining data analytics programs.  He has built many successful analytic models that highlight control weaknesses, breakdowns, and even fraudulent activity.  For these achievements, Jose received the 2017 CFO Finance Innovation Award at J. R. Simplot.  Outside of work, Jose enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons and daughter.

Ryan Garrett - Ryan Garrett has worked for J. R. Simplot for six years in various departments including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Corporate Accounting, Fixed Assets and most recently, Internal Audit. Through each of these roles, he has developed an understanding of data and how analytics can improve decision-making processes. Ryan implements data analytic models to assist in financial analysis as well as fraud detection. When he's not analyzing data and thwarting fraudsters, Ryan is a 4-season athlete enjoying skiing, basketball, golf, softball and other sports.