Boost the efficiency and effectiveness of performance audits with data analytics

Government auditors and others responsible for ensuring program and system integrity know that it’s no easy task. But purpose-built technology can help these professionals more effectively monitor program performance, stop funds leakage, and protect reputations by automatically analyzing incredible amounts of program data daily.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear how the Louisiana Legislative Auditor uses data analysis to identify and resolve inefficiencies, fraud, mismanagement, and errors within complex government programs like Medicaid, SNAP, Juvenile Justice, and more. You’ll also learn:

  • How to use data analytics to quickly identify opportunities for cost savings and to stop fund leakage.
  • Why data is the key to measuring program effectiveness.
  • How the Louisiana Legislative Auditor analyzed wage data to find over 19,000 ineligible Medicaid recipients.
  • How to ensure timely oversight by finding and accessing necessary data.

Chris Magee, MBA, CIA, CGAP, Performance Audit Data Analytics Manager

Chris is the Data Analytics Manager with Performance Audit Services of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office. Chris has been with the office since June of 2012 and has worked on various audits that evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs by using data, including SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid programs, and deceased individuals receiving entitlement benefits.

Chris’ professional certifications include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP). Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Marketing from Louisiana College. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Kristen Jacobs, CIA, CGAP, Senior Performance Auditor, Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Kristen is a Senior 2 auditor with the Performance Audit Services section of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. Kristen has been with the office for eight years and has worked on various performance audits that evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, including probation and parole, child welfare, Medicaid long-term care, adult protective services, incarceration rates, juvenile justice, and tax collection. She is currently working on an audit examining state-wide IT consolidation.

Kristen has incorporated data analytics into many of her performance audits using a variety of methodologies. In 2018, Kristen’s audit report, Evaluation of Strategies to Reduce Louisiana’s Incarceration Rate and Costs for Nonviolent Offenders, won a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society Certificate of Impact. Kristen has also developed and presented data analytics training to performance auditors.

Brent McDougall, CIA, CFE, EnCE, Senior Data Analyst, Performance Audit Services

Brent is a Senior Data Analyst in the Performance Audit Services section of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office. Brent has been with the auditor’s office since May 2006 and prior to moving to Performance Audit Services, Brent was the Forensic IT Audit Coordinator and a Senior Auditor with the Investigative Audit Services section of the auditor’s office.

Brent has worked on various audits which utilized data analytics to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs as well as to identify possible fraud, waste, and abuse. In 2015 and 2017 the Louisiana Legislative Auditor was awarded the National State Auditors Association’s Excellence in Accountability Award for Brent’s reports of the New Orleans Traffic Court and the Orleans Parish Sheriff.

Watch now