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Special report 65 - Smart reporting

This special report will be a handy go-to guide – we take you through the latest techniques and thinking behind the new smart world with which CFOs, and aspiring CFOs, must contend.

Business reporting

Essentials of financial reporting, including micro entity reports, the visual impact of reports and lean accounting.

Webinars and recordings


Principles of data wrangling: practical techniques for data preparation

This book walks the reader through the wrangling process by exploring several factors-time, granularity, scope, and structure-that you need to consider as you begin to work with data.

Data strategy: how to profit from a world of big data, analytics and the internet of things

A must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage.

Ensuring your data doesn't become a liability

Chapter 10 of this title deals with: data ownership and privacy; data security; best practice in data governance.

Big data in practice: how 45 successful companies used big data analytics to deliver extraordinary results

Offers an in-depth insight into how specific companies use big data.

Industry press

The impact of big data on finance

The article examines the impact of the implementation of Big Data in companies on accounting and finance professionals. It also describes areas where accountants and finance professionals can create value around Big Data, including data governance and organizational risk management.

AI in data governance

The article explores the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in improving small business data governance. Topics covered include the consideration of AI as a way to augment human intelligence, how AI can help in democratizing data governance, and the ability of AI in identifying internal and external data sets and evaluating the importance of the data sets to an organization's target performance metrics.

Data ethics: doing the right thing with data

The article discusses the need for management accounting practices to review and adjust their data ethics guidelines as they assess the consequences of new data privacy legislation. Factors that will raise ethical concerns within an organisation are noted and primary questions that management accountants and finance professionals should be asking to better understand data ethics within their organization are cited.

Putting data centre stage

Article looks at Lloyds of London's data strategy which includes evolving artificial intelligence, increasing data literacy in the company and increasing the use of data visualisation tools.