Let’s consider everything auditors do. Their best work might be getting organizations to simply follow the rules—when they get groups to comply with rules and regulations, I think that’s a super feat in and of itself. But there is far more to being an auditor than just following the rules, and that’s where the superhero thing comes into play.
Excel is a great tool…in small doses. But if you’re running internal audit and enterprise risk management (ERM) functions on a global scale using a system of spreadsheets, you may be feeling the pain of inefficiency. That was the challenge facing Meredith Maher, director of audit and analytics for Alere.