Towards Automated Analysis of Business Processes for Financial Audit

Michael Werner, Nick Gehrke, Markus Nüttgens

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Financial audits play a significant role in the economy by safeguarding the correctness of published financial information. Public auditors face the challenge to audit financial statements that are created by increasingly integrated and complex information systems. This paper addresses a specific problem in the auditing process. A major challenge in this process is the analysis and audit of business processes that produce financial entries. We illustrate results from applying business process mining techniques to extensive test and real life data and discuss gained insights from the application for the development of automated business process analysis methods in the context of financial audits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings 2013
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2013 - University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 27 Feb 20131 Mar 2013
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2013
LocationUniversity of Leipzig
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  • Process mining
  • Financial audits
  • Business process analysis

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