On-Demand Webinar

Seeing the Difference: Visual Analysis Streamlines Federal Grant Auditing

The human eye can process data at approximately 10 million bits per second. But how can you use this to your advantage? Attend this webinar and learn how one auditor, Manfred Zorn at the University of California Office of the President, did just that.

This webinar will present a case study on how Manfred was able to take thousands of expense records and develop more than a dozen different insights in just a few days. Instead of simply looking at the data in files, papers and crosstabs—which might have taken weeks, if not months—Manfred was able to use the power of visual reporting to identify outliers and other unusual transactions to achieve insights about grant compliance.

Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Increase the depth and rigor of internal audit testing, while keeping projects on budget and on time.
  • Answer complex questions about federal grant compliance faster than ever before.
  • Expand your auditing toolkit with visual reporting.
  • Raise internal audit’s stature as a problem solver among your organization’s stakeholders

Learn how Manfred was able to quickly identify potential red flags for external auditors and proactively investigate the results, streamlining the process for everyone involved.

Who should attend:
Audit, risk and compliance professionals in all industries. This webinar will focus on answering business and compliance questions in higher education and research grants, but the lessons are applicable across other industries. This webinar will be particularly helpful for any organizations facing complex grant or contractual requirements.

About the speakers


Manfred Zorn

Project Analyst at University of California Office of the President

Manfred D. Zorn, PhD, is a Data Scientist with more than twenty years’ experience turning abstract data into meaningful information. He started out as a biochemist in Austria but quickly turned to bioinformatics at the Human Genome Center at Berkeley Lab designing analytical tools and building databases. At the University of California Office of President he applies his expertise finding new ways to visualize "stuffy" corporate data for better business intelligence in internal audit, compliance, export control, and health care.


Joe Oringel

Managing Director, Visual Risk IQ LLC

Joe Oringel is a Managing Director at Visual Risk IQ LLC, a risk advisory firm established in 2006 to help audit and compliance professionals see and understand their data. The firm has completed more than 100 successful data analytics and transaction monitoring engagements for clients across diverse industries. Visual Risk IQ LLC is a Tableau Alliance partner, and they have helped dozens of internal audit teams get up the learning curve with this powerful and easy to use tool for visual data analytics.

Joe has more than twenty-five years of experience in internal auditing, fraud detection, and forensics, including ten years of Big Four assurance and risk advisory services. He earned a BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University, where he took classes in their acclaimed Internal Auditing program. Joe later graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an MBA. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor and a past president of the Charlotte IIA Chapter.

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