Keith Barber is a Partner with Verracy responsible for Data Analytics Insight, where he specializes in data analytics training, data analytics program implementations, and advancing data analytics programs.
Mr. Barber has extensive experience helping clients solve complex data issues using various software tools. His professional expertise includes data analytics, IT audit, fraud detection, automated control monitoring, the use of Business Intelligence to support strategic decision making, and personnel/project management. During his tenure with the Big 4, Keith delivered a number of audit data analytics projects in support of financial audit, tax engagements, business risk and IT engagements.
As a Corporate Audit Manager of Data Analytics for a financial services company, Keith built a world class data analytics program encompassing real-time risk analysis scorecards, sophisticated continuous auditing and monitoring, automated action item tracking and automated a significant amount of the SOX testing. Additionally, Keith has trained and developed hundreds of data analysts through training courses he teaches and within the organizations he has led data teams. Over the course of his career, Keith’s technical expertise and seasoned judgment were key to satisfying client needs, delivering the right level of customization to ensure that clients received the highest value for their investment. Using data analytics Keith identified and quantified evidence of a $5 million fraud. The evidence provided the board and management with concrete evidence of the fraud and facilitated recovery of the funds.
Additionally, Keith has trained and developed hundreds of data analysts through training courses he writes and teaches. He has organically developed several data analytics from the ground up through teaching and training employees within prior organizations.
Mr. Barber received his BS in Computer Science from Madonna University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) and an ACL Certified Trainer. He maintains memberships in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA and The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).