Aerial view oil storage tank with oil re

Data Analytics

August 12, 2021

Earn Up to 2 CPES

The OGVR is excited to offer a data analytics training course.  This two-hour course is designed to provide an overview of data analytics but also show you the steps to performing your own analytics.​

Instructor: Trent Russell of Greenskies Analytics

Prerequisites: None

Field of Study: IT Audit

Level: Basic to Intermediate

CPEs: 2

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM CST Trent will stay online for 30 minutes after the class to answer your questions.

Location: Virtual

This course is approximately 2 hours with a 10-minute break. 

Data Analytics has been around longer than most of us have been alive, yet it’s still not widely used among auditors and accountants.  So, let's break down any barriers preventing you from using data analytics in your job. There's no need to wade through the plethora of data analytic applications on the market; we will start with the tools you already have installed on your laptop. We’ll shorten the learning curve in this session by doing real analytics where each attendee will walk away with multiple analytics procedures completed.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between AI, analytics, machine learning, and RPA

  • Reperform an analysis of sample data in Excel using long-established analytical techniques for insights

  • Learn how to deploy continuous monitoring and machine learning techniques

  • Discover how to implement “The Cadillac” of audit analytics


Cost: $30 per person. 


Trent Russell is the Founder of Greenskies Analytics and host of The Audit Podcast. He graduated from the University of Alabama with an MIS degree before joining Ernst & Youngs’ IT Risk Assurance practice where he served multiple industries. He later joined the Financial Service Office at EY and facilitated the development of data analytics procedures. At Greenskies he works to change the perception of internal audit as a cost center by way of analytics and tech.

Attendees of the Data Analytics class can win a free Amazon tablet from myCM. Register here.