Jana Schmitz

Jana is the Technical Advisor for Assurance & Emerging Technologies at CPA Australia. As Technical Advisor, Jana develops and delivers policy and thought leadership initiatives in the areas of audit and assurance and emerging technologies. How Blockchain, AI, RPA, Data Analytics and other technologies impact on the accounting profession is one of the key areas Jana focuses on. Jana is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (AUASB) Project Advisory Group on Data Integrity and a member of the ATO’s Cyber Security Stakeholder Group (CSSG). She is also a key contributor to the National Blockchain Roadmap Cybersecurity Working Group. Jana has a PhD in Accountancy from RMIT and a Masters of International Business from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany).

Cybersecurity has evolved from being an IT issue to a material business risk that is of critical importance to accountants and finance professionals.

Cybersecurity evolves in response to digital transformation


As the use of cloud-based technology has become integral to the operations of accounting practices, it is critical that they introduce cybersecurity awareness programs for staff.

What the experts say: How audits will look in the post-COVID-19 era


Business leaders are uniquely positioned to serve as influential role models. How they communicate during times of crisis can create clarity, build resilience, and catalyse positive change on the way to recovery.

Ahead of the curve: Leading from the front during recovery


How can auditors maintain audit quality, continue  to comply with auditing standards and satisfy the regulators amid COVID-19 constraints?

Australia test case for remote audits using technology


A range of technologies are available that can enable audit team members to collaborate effectively in real time, even when working remotely in different locations.

Auditors turn to new tech amid COVID-19 crisis