The technology taking your audit into tomorrow

Future focused. From our Lab to your audit.

What guides our audit technology strategy? We balance the operational and aspirational, investing ahead of the curve. Pivoting as new technology comes to market, we assess learnings from ongoing initiatives, aligning along the way with our global assurance ecosystem and audit methodology to bring technology to market at scale. Combined with our continual commitment to upskilling our people, we can deliver exceptional quality, time-savings, and deeper insight.

Extract

Unlocks the power of your data

Key to delivering an audit that’s smart and streamlined, our Extract suite lets us seamlessly and securely ingest your data one time, so we can use it throughout the audit, saving time and rework. It’s flexible, with tools that work with any system—whether standard ERP or homegrown.

of our eligible audit clients are currently on track to benefit from our automated extraction process

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Automatic and secure:

Locally or remotely, securely ingests a copy of ERP data to our cloud-based data lake.

AI-driven:

Optical character recognition and machine learning “read” unstructured data in leases, contracts, and more.

Easy onboarding:

For non-standard systems, our easy-to-use process and tools help to accelerate the ingestion of data.

Halo

Delivers precision and insights

Our Halo data auditing tools test huge volumes of data, analyzing whole populations to improve risk assessment, analysis and testing, and unlock a wealth of insight. There are Halo tools to meet the unique needs of companies in different industries.

Records can be processed in each instance of our Halo for Journals application

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Risk assessment:

By zeroing in on potential sources of likely misstatement, Halo allows us to assess risks up and down the balance sheet and income statement.

Show me:

Visualizations highlight patterns and potentially higher risk transactions, as well as the impacts of scoping judgments in multi-location audits.

New insights:

Surfaces financial and operational observations through the analysis of audit related data.

Aura

Fuels the audit and our teams

Think of our cloud-based Aura platform—used on every PwC audit across the globe—it’s our audit ERP where we build and execute the audit plan: right-sized for our clients’ businesses.

Auditors across the PwC Network use Aura to drive quality and consistency­

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Risk-ready:

Explore different scenarios to address risk levels, through control reliance and substantive testing.

Single source of truth:

Digitized workpapers provide standardization and intelligence to guide the audit team, while dashboards and workflow enable them to collaborate seamlessly.

Understanding your business:

Interconnected flowcharting and walkthroughs facilitate seamless understanding of business processes for our risk-focused audit approach.

Connect

Makes it easy to stay on the same page

It’s where our clients’ teams and ours can be in touch 24/7 and where they see real-time status updates—even from their phone. One-stop for everything audit, across all locations.

Requests via 87,000 instances of Connect across the PwC Network­­

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Streamlined and real-time:

No more phone- and email-tag thanks to a one-stop communications portal. Real-time tracking means delays or issues can be quickly spotted and resolved.

Mobile-ready:

Web-based portal works on a phone or tablet, so our clients and audit teams can stay informed on the go.

Total visibility:

For multi-location audits, our teams can track adjustments, control deficiencies and regulatory reporting all in one place.

Innovation: Unique dual-track approach

Upskilled

Thanks to the investments we’ve made over the past several years in upskilling our people, our auditors can build bots, automated workflows and data visualizations just for the audit.

Digital Lab

A digital storefront where our PwC teams build and share new time-saving tools, automations and access the latest computing resources.

Collaboration space

Secure Workbench feature lets our PwC teams create and share data visualizations with clients so we can work together remotely.

Get tomorrow’s audit, today.

Trust. Quality. Innovation. What does one have to do with the others? Everything. We need confidence in the machines that make our work more efficient, as much as we do in the people who harness them. That’s why we are facing digital disruption head on. To reimagine the audit with equal parts automation and human experience. And ushering in an experience revolution for you and your team. That’s tomorrow’s audit, today.

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Wes Bricker

Wes Bricker

Vice Chair - Assurance Leader, PwC US

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