Supercharge Your Auditing Practice with Process Mining

27:42Recorded on 28 May 2013 at TU Eindhoven

Youri Soons(Central Audit Service, Netherlands)

For an auditor, process mining can make their work much more efficient, since it can automate and support many checks they need to make. But it can also allow them to test all cases, instead of only samples.


Youri Soons has been working as an IT auditor for the Dutch National Auditing Service for more than 5 years. Four years ago, he learned about process mining during a presentation from a colleague at the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment.

Youri was fascinated by the fact that with a push of a button you could gain insight into a big pile of data and shows how they now deploy process mining in their own assurance-based audit approach. Process mining makes it possible to find abnormalities in a process. For example, one can determine whether steps are skipped or whether the segregation of duties is broken. As a result, auditors are able to focus on these exceptions.

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