Innovative Technologies for Audit

hesitatingly Posted June 6th, 2024 by

Innovation is vital in this fast-paced business world where information is the currency. Accounting is undergoing a revolution with the way audits and other processes are carried out. Emerging technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), Data Analytics and robotic procedure automation are transforming processes, resulting in better outcomes for clients.

The ability to process and organize massive amounts of complicated data at a speed previously unimaginable is enabling auditors to deliver more insightful insights than ever before. The use of advanced analytical tools allows auditors the ability to identify unusual transactions, patterns of latent activity or other issues that they would not otherwise notice, and adapt their risk assessment procedures accordingly. These tools can also assist to identify possible future issues and make predictions about the performance of a company.

Automated software and specialized programs can also reduce the amount of manual processing and reviewing work. Argus, for example, is an AI-enabled program which makes use of machine learning and natural language processing to efficiently interrogate electronic files. Deloitte audits use it to accelerate electronic review of documents and allow them to concentrate more on high-value activities like the assessment of risk and confirming results.

Despite these advantages There are a lot of barriers that prevent the full use and adoption of technology in auditing. Research has revealed that a combination of factors, including people job, task, and environmental which can impact the use of technology in audit. This is reflected in the perceived impact on the independence of the auditor, and the lack of clarity regarding the regulatory response towards the use of technology.

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