Teaching Data Analytics Skills in Auditing Classes Using Tableau

Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Forthcoming

Posted: 6 Mar 2019

See all articles by Thomas R. Weirich

Thomas R. Weirich

Independent

Norbert Tschakert

Salem State University; Salem State University

Stephen Kozlowski

Eastern Illinois University

Date Written: February 14, 2019

Abstract

We present a case for the teaching of data analytics skills in auditing classes using the data visualization software Tableau. We use the Tableau-embedded data file ‘US Superstore’ which we edited to include cash receipts and discounts to provide a complete order to cash cycle. Students learn how to create data visualizations and dashboards, and how to apply them to audit planning considerations. Students then perform risk assessments and substantive testing of the revenue (order to cash) cycle and identify issues in the data relating to revenue. We provide ideas and instructions on how professors can tailor the assignments to meet their needs. The case provides students with an opportunity to participate in active learning exercises requiring independent study and the use of important data visualization and analytics software. Students were genuinely engaged in the learning process and recommended the case as learning assignments for subsequent classes.

Keywords: Audit Data Analytics, Big Data, Tableau

Suggested Citation

Weirich, Thomas R. and Tschakert, Norbert and Tschakert, Norbert and Kozlowski, Stephen, Teaching Data Analytics Skills in Auditing Classes Using Tableau (February 14, 2019). Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3334708

Norbert Tschakert

Salem State University ( email )

352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353
United States
978-542-6627 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://directory.salemstate.edu/profile/norbert.tschakert

Salem State University ( email )

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 01970-5353
United States
9785426627 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://directory.salemstate.edu/profile/norbert.tschakert

Stephen Kozlowski

Eastern Illinois University ( email )

Charleston, IL 61920-3099
United States

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