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The Convergence of Audit Methodology and Technology


Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Subject Area Auditing
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

The acceleration of new technology has put your audit practice at a crossroads. Do you maintain status quo, or transform your audit practice to thrive in the ever changing regulatory and advancing technological environment?

Join Pete Bieghler, Senior Consultant, Tax Products – Learning at Thomson Reuters and Rachel Godwin, Shareholder at Hartmann, Blackmon, & Kilgore as they discuss how to apply technology in your audit methodology and workflow. You'll earn 1 CPE credit for participating in the live webcast.
This session is designed to provide an overview of how audit methodology is enhanced through progressive technologies and share real life stories for how to get started moving your audit practice from time compressed compliance activity to high value client service focus.
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to enhance your audit effectiveness and improve overall efficiency

  • Understand how technology helps you link your risk assessment to your audit programs effectively

  • Identify areas to apply data analytics in the audit process

  • Execute on tips for how to get started with executing change in your practice


Pete Bieghler

Thomson Reuters
Senior Consultant, Tax Products
(800) 968-8900

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Pete Bieghler specializes in providing audit effectiveness and efficiency training, as well as additional training services for accounting firms and government agencies throughout North America. He is the Senior Sonsultant of tax products for Thomson Reuters. Prior to his work with Thomson Reuters, Bieghler worked for Auditwatch and Katz, Sapper and Miller as an Audit Manager.


Rachel is a Shareholder of hb&k in the Brewton Office.  She joined the firm in 2001 and is currently serving as the Director of Accounting and Audit Services. Rachel has spent much of her career providing audit and assurance services as well as tax and advisory services to clients in the governmental, non-profit, hospitality, professional services, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing industries.  She enjoys working with her clients to understand how their businesses operate and how hb&k can help them achieve their goals.

As chairperson of the firm’s Technology Committee, she enjoys helping the firm develop innovative solutions to its technology needs.  Rachel has a love for helping people and building relationships which resonates both within the firm and with her clients.  She had the opportunity to share her expertise by participating as a session leader in the 2016 Thomson Reuters Synergy Conference.  She has also been recognized as a Bridging the Gap 2015 Winner through the Emerging Leader award, an award presented by Boomer Consulting, Inc. each year.

Rachel resides in Jay, Florida.  She enjoys spending time with her family and attending the Golden Memorial Holiness Church where she sings in the choir.  She is a devoted Atlanta Braves baseball fan.  Rachel enjoys reading, playing the piano, cooking, and relaxing at her family’s pond.  She also enjoys traveling and considers taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon and watching a Broadway play in NYC to be highlights of some of her recent trips.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • Multiple attendees: In order to receive CPE for multiple attendees, ensure that at least one person signs up for the webinar. At the completion of the webinar a proctor form is provided. Alternatively, you may also login to your account following the webinar and click on the MY ACCOUNT button where you will find a link to the proctor letter.
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About Our Presenter

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