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Big Data: Big Challenges and Opportunities for Accountants and Auditors

Big Data is a set of large and complex data that cannot be analyzed by traditional tools, such as spreadsheets. Big data is also characterized by the ability to capture data that was not previously quantified. This represents a significant change for the accounting and auditing professionals, who should be aware of the definition, sources and dimensions of Big Data. They should also know its trends, pros and cons.

Get on the edge! Don’t miss this course and also save May 10 on your calendar so you attend the Colegio’s  Innovation and Technology Forum.

Review of the IT environment and data management methodologies. Definition, sources, dimensions and structure of Big Data. Trends. Concepts that apply to accounting operations. Big Data analysis uses in accounting and auditing. Pros and cons of Big Data.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what is Big Data.
  2. Identify the Big Data sources and its dimensions.
  3. Distinguish among Big Data trends.
  4. Distinguish among Big Data concepts that apply to accounting operations.
  5. Identify how Big Data analysis can be used in accounting and auditing.
  6. Identify Big Data pros and cons.

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live

P. R. Field of Study: 1 General, 2 Accounting & Auditing

Pre-requisite: None

Advance Preparation: None

Level: Basic

Date: April 24, 2019

Registration: 2:15pm – 3:00pm                                         Seminar: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructor: Luis F. Cruz Batista, CPA, CFE, CGMA; President, Global Consulting Group

Place: Colegio de CPA, Capital Center Building I, PH 2, Hato Rey

Materials: This course will be paperless and the materials will be distributed electronically. Download them through "Mi Perfil", on the Colegio’s website, until midnight of the course’s date. Electronic devices may be brought to the classroom to access the downloaded materials.

Electronic evaluation: Once you have registered your entry to this educational activity, you can quickly and easily access and complete the evaluation through "Mi Perfil".  On our website "Home" page you will find detailed instructions for completing the form.

Notice: The Colegio de CPA reserves the right to substitute instructors and suspend a course due to insufficient enrollment or other causes beyond our control.  We reserve the right to refuse admission.  Space is limited.  Registration is subject to the available slots.  The tuition price for CPA applies to those who at the time of registration do not owe debts to the Colegio.


General 1.00
Accounting and Auditing 2.00