Philip Elsas is founder and director of ComputationalAuditing.com, starting in
the Netherlands in 2003 and in Canada in 2006, and R&D director at Red Canari
Information Security since January 2017.
partnered in the Jacquard project “Next Generation Auditing: Data-assurance as
a Service” (2010-2018), led by the National Center of Mathematics and Computing
Science in the Netherlands. ComputationalAuditing.com was hired over the last
8 years to set up university Master courses in Smart Auditing.
half in auditing, the second in consultancy, with a 3 year intermezzo at Bakkenist
Management Consultants, sold to Deloitte in 1999.
an advanced system for audit planning and guidance: Smart Audit Support. To
allow expert auditors to build an industry specific smart questionnaire that guides
engagement auditors in planning the audit process. Till today Smart Audit Support
is being used in Deloitte's worldwide audit practice.
participated in design and development of modeling infrastructure for accounting
logistics, workflow management and activity-based and process-based costing.
During the period 1998-2002 at Deloitte, in one day a week, Philip set up and
teached a Computer Security course at the VU university of Amsterdam.
financial auditing. His dissertation "Computational Auditing" appeared in 1996,
in courtesy of Deloitte in cooperation with the VU university of Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, and was directly after appearance awarded the Alfred Coini auditing
prize. The thesis introduces an extension of Place-Transition Nets to articulate
audit security invariants and proving net system properties (E.W. Dijkstra style).