Member Services

01 23 777 88

or complete our Contact Form


01 23 777 23

or complete our Contact Form


Spreadsheet Management and Controls

This session outlines current concerns about risks from the uncontrolled use of spreadsheet-based information systems. Real statistics on error rates are presented which will provide IT auditors with evidence when making their case for better control. Good practices are presented for error detection, correction, and prevention. These are appearing in new syllabuses for skills certification.

The session will cover how to assess risk in the context of spreadsheet criticality, and a process of high level and detailed reviews. After completing this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the real incidence of spreadsheet errors
  • Recommend good practice in spreadsheet development and control
  • Assess risk, Scope a test plan, ask penetrating questions, recognize indicators of good practice
  • Understand Spreadsheet Management processes and end-user certification standards
  • Be aware of software tools for spreadsheet audit efficiency

It will be concluded with a review of software tools on the market to facilitate the audit process.

Speaker: Patrick O' Beirne

Patrick is Managing Director of Systems Modelling Limited ( since 1981. His current focus is spreadsheet systems modelling and auditing services as well as training and development. He is occasional chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), a committee member of SoftTest Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He has advised two certification bodies on the content of a syllabus for a new certification in good spreadsheet practices. He is the author of "Spreadsheet Check and Control" (Systems Publishing, 2005, ISBN 190540400X) and the developer of the XLTest spreadsheet auditing Excel addin.
Click here to view the presentation

Members – book your place at this event for the special price of just €75.00  Free

Membership means more than saving on events. You can also network with like-minded professionals, and gain recognition of your experience and expertise. Learn more about membership benefits.

Members' price:




29th Sep (Mon)


Begins at 18:00 and ends at 19:30


  • Price:


Share this event!