Functions and Case Studies within ACL™ Analytics – ACL201

ACL® 201 Applications

Functions and Case Studies within ACL™ Analytics – ACL201

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Onsite - Amsterdam
Jul 15th, 2021 - Jul 16th, 2021
Onsite - Dallas
Sep 16th, 2021 - Sep 17th, 2021
Onsite - London
Sep 23rd, 2021 - Sep 24th, 2021
Onsite - New York
Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 22nd, 2021

Functions and Case Studies within ACL™ Analytics – ACL201


Price: $1527.00


This course provides a practical application of ACL™ Analytics and is designed to make you more effective in real life situations. It begins with functions for harmonizing, searching, and converting data to assist with issues and questions that are frequently encountered when performing data analytics. You are then guided through hands-on case studies that help you develop your critical thinking skills as you cleanse dirty data, prepare for analysis, perform multiple analysis, and report results.

Learning Objectives

The case studies include business-relevant data such as salesperson commission payments based on products sold by an international organization with multiple regional offices; travel and entertainment expenses (TnE); Procurement Card expenses.

  • Enhance your knowledge of interpreting and applying functions that are an essential part of performing data analytics
  • Apply ACL™ Analytics using a structured methodology through the planning, importing, preparing, analyzing and reporting phases of an audit
  • Plan and document your approach
  • Import data from various sources


  • Think critically about the data to gain the necessary assurance and reliance on the accuracy of your results
  • Test for integrity (includes tests such as controls, bounds, completeness, uniqueness, relationships and recalculation)
  • Fix integrity issues where possible
  • Prepare data for efficient analysis


  • Simplify analysis by breaking complex objectives into manageable milestones
  • Gain proficiency in determining which ACL command, function or expression to use for each milestone
  • Generate meaningful reports including graphical visualizations

This course will also prepare you for level 4 of the ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) exam.

Who Should Attend

Those who have attended the ACL101 course or are self-taught to that level and require practice in applying ACL to typical data analytic scenarios, including further understanding in the use of functions to cope with typical objectives.


  • A Comprehensive Introduction to ACL Analytics-ACL101
  • self-taught to a comparable level

What You’ll Learn

You will learn from hands-on exercises and case studies, and from the explanations for using certain functions, commands, and expressions. Also, ways to document your approach, which provides essential support to your working papers.



  • Data Analysis Cycle
  • Commands
  • Filters
  • Computed Fields


-  Functions Rules
-  Presentation of Approximately 20 Functions in the Categories:
  • Conversion
  • Datetime
  • Logical
  • String
  • Misc
  • Harmonizing Data
  • Converting Data
  • Datetime Data
  • Other Functions

Case Studies:

  • Overview
  • Salesperson Commission Audit
  • Procurement Card Audit
  • Travel and Entertainment Audit

Why You Should Attend

You should attend because ACL is a versatile, powerful, and widely-used data extraction and analysis software used for audits, fraud detection, identifying anomalies in data, and risk management. It enhances auditors’ testing capabilities.

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