Analytics and Big Data for Accountants

Data analytics

Course

Analytics and Big Data for Accountants

Instructor: Jim Lindell, MBA, CPA, CGMA

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level

    Basic

  • Duration

    10.5 hours

In this course, you will learn about major trends in analytics affecting your organisation and apply new data analytics tools for reporting and advising decision makers.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise major trends in predictive analytics, optimisation, correlation of metrics, and big data
  • Interpret and manage new trends in analytics techniques affecting your organisation
  • Utilise new tools for data analytics
  • Critically interpret analytic reports and advise decision makers

£129.00 (CIMA members only)

£169.00

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Product information

Overview

Analytics is the new force driving business.

Tools have been created to measure program impacts and ROI, visualise data and business processes, and uncover the relationship between key performance indicators, many utilising the unprecedented amount of data now flowing into organisations.

In this course, you will learn about leading-edge topics in analytics and finance and get useful tips and practical guidance that you can apply immediately.

Topics discussed:

  • Evidence-based techniques for finding or generating data, selecting key performance indicators, isolating program effects
  • Relating data to return on investment, financial values, and executive decision making
  • Data sources including surveys, interviews, customer satisfaction, engagement, and operational data
  • Visualising and presenting complex results

Who should take this course?

  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Treasurers
  • Financial managers

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 10.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Finance
Prerequisites:None
Programme level:Basic
Duration:10.5 hours
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£129.00 (CIMA members only)

£169.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Instructor

  • Jim Lindell, MBA, CPA, CGMA

    Jim Lindell is President of Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc., a Wisconsin based provider of Strategic & Financial Consulting, Professional Speaking, Training, and Executive Coaching. Jim has an extensive background in senior management including: Chief Financial Officer of Coolidge Glass Company, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin, Chief Financial Officer for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., and Corporate Asst. Controller for Wispak Foods, Butler, Wisconsin. He has been involved in more than 50 M&A projects. In addition, Jim is a TEC Chairman for 2 groups in Wisconsin (TEC is an international organization of CEOs).

    Jim is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting experience for both local and regional accounting firms. He has a BSc in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is a TEC Chairman (The Executive Committee) and member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. Jim is a Faculty Member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

    Jim has authored: "25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches", "Strategic Planning Made Simple", "Business is Like Fishing"; "Survival Kit for Small Business Executives"; "Annual Controller's Update", "Bottom Line Financial Management" and was a contributing author on "The Fast Close — Revolutionizing Accounting". In addition, Jim has received the "Outstanding Discussion Leader" from the AICPA in 2005, 2007, 2012 & 2013.