Does anyone use any advanced analytics (e.g. Machine Learning, AI, etc.) in their Travel and Entertainment audit specifically to enhance continuous monitoring and outlier identification?


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India Head and Director of Global Finance Shared Services in Hardware, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Yes, many companies and auditors leverage advanced analytics, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, to enhance continuous monitoring and outlier identification in the Travel and Entertainment (T&E) audit process. These technologies offer powerful capabilities to analyze large volumes of data quickly and identify patterns, anomalies, and potential Fraud. 

Here are a few examples of how advanced analytics can be applied in T&E audit:

Anomaly Detection: Machine learning algorithms can be used to develop models that learn from historical T&E data. These models can then identify unusual spending patterns or transactions that deviate significantly from the norm, potentially indicating fraudulent activities or policy violations.

Predictive Analytics: By analyzing historical T&E data, predictive models can be developed to forecast future expenses or identify trends that may impact the organization's finances. This helps auditors in planning and risk assessment

Automation and Efficiency: Machine learning algorithms can automate the process of reviewing and categorizing T&E expenses, saving auditors time and reducing the risk of human error. Additionally, AI-powered bots can assist in flagging potential issues or policy violations in real-time, enabling continuous monitoring of T&E transactions.

It's worth noting that the extent to which advanced analytics are used in T&E audits may vary across organizations and depend on factors such as the size of the company, available resources, and the complexity of the T&E processes. However, the integration of these technologies is becoming increasingly common as organizations seek to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their audit procedures.

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Director of Finance in Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
Yes we do use computer aided auditing techniques in advanced analytics for travel and entertainment audit. We also make use of analytics reports from Concur and Happay. 
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Vice President in Finance (non-banking), 2 - 10 employees
We leverage computer aided auditing techniques in advanced analytics for T&E audit. Leveraging Concur or Quickbook reports are also helpful..

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