Topic: Data Analytics, Visualization & Storytelling for Internal Audits
Speaker: Alicja Foksinska-Arnold, Lead IT Auditor at Protective Life Corporation and Instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Alicja Foksińska-Arnold, CISA, CFE, is a Lead IT Auditor at Protective Life Corporation. She’s been with the company since 2015. At Protective, Alicja spearheaded the creation of data analytics, visualization, and storytelling efforts in the (world’s greatest) Internal Audit department, becoming the data specialist of the team. She is currently managing and maturing the newly created Data Analytics shop.
Alicja is also an instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she teaches classes in accounting information systems and data visualization for business. Most recently, Alicja co-authored Wiley’s Accounting Information Systems: Connecting Careers, Systems, and Analytics course.
Alicja serves on the board of directors of ISACA (Birmingham, Alabama Chapter) as the current President. She is also a 2020-2021 recipient of “Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award” from the IIA Birmingham Chapter, a 2021 recipient of the UAB Rising Star Award, and a 2022 Birmingham Business Journal NextGEN in Accounting Honoree.
As an immigrant from Poland, Alicja enjoys celebrating her Polish culture. She is also passionate about raising awareness and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome.