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Analytics and visualisation for finance

ICAEW have brought together resources on the latest analytics techniques for finance professionals. You will find resources that can help provide insight to support data driven decision making.

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Making analytics work for your business

What opportunities does advanced analytics offer?

Analytics: moving up the value chain

Carys Davies, Data Analytics & Assurance at PwC, explores in this webinar how finance professionals can use data analytics to discover opportunities, manage risk, reduce fraud and give customers what they want.

How to implement advanced analytics

Analytics and adding value to your client

Mark Edmondson, CEO at Inflo software, discusses how data analytics adds value to compliance services, such as audit, and can be used to provide advisory services. The webinar also explores challenges and tips for a firm to consider when looking to implement analytics into their client service.

How to support your business to embrace digital

Preparing yourself and your organisation for the impact of disruptive digital technologies might feel like a daunting task, but this eLearning module introduces you to a three step approach that is designed to help businesses embrace this change within finance.

ICAEW training on analytics

Introduction to statistical data analysis and trend forecasting | Various dates

This one-day course from ICAEW introduces delegates to statistics and analysis and takes them through the six key concepts that underlie all statistical thinking and analysis: probability, risk, distribution, expectation, variance and correlation. The course shows delegates how to apply these concepts using Microsoft Excel.

How to leverage big data, AI and analytics in business | 25 Nov 2019

This day-long course introduces the topic of analytics and demonstrates how to apply it effectively in your business. The course is delivered by Bernard Marr, one of the world’s most respected experts on the topic, and author of best-selling books: Key Business Analytics and Big Data in Practice.

Bring the numbers to life with commercial insight | Various dates

Have you ever been challenged to be more commercial or to tell the story behind the numbers? Would you like to learn how to bring your data to life, to earn your seat around the table to influence the strategic agenda? Or would you like to inject some new life and soul into your monthly management reports, to grow your impact and gravitas?

Advanced storytelling | Various dates

Most influential business decisions are made through combining convincing data with an influential and persuasive background story. In this practical course you’ll learn how to transform your numbers into compelling narratives that inspire and motivate action.

Advanced data analytics: distribution, sampling, classification and regression | Various dates

Advanced analytics can help businesses predict outcomes and answer business questions such as “how much will a given customer spend on a particular product?” and “amongst our customers, who is more likely to respond positively to our new product?” The purpose of this day is to build or refresh the statistical skills of participants, with a particular focus on sampling and regression analysis.

Intermediate trend forecasting and analysis | Various dates

This one-day course introduces delegates to statistical forecasting. It is designed for anyone involved in business planning and performance analysis. The course uses a mixture of stimulating discussions and real-life case studies. Each concept will be carefully explained, its relevance to forecasting highlighted and show how the relevant calculations can be done in Excel.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

ICAEW is collaborating with Deloitte to ensure its members and students have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution and to meet its challenges head on. Log-in to access exclusive content, including: eLearning, webinars and bite-sized summaries on individual technologies and the broader impact of digital technologies on finance.

Further support

Useful links

Electronic Statistics Textbook

Provided by Tibco this textbook offers support on the application of statistics and data mining. It covers a variety of applications, including: business statistics, credit scoring, forecasting and survey research, data mining and quality control.

Preparing for Brexit not just a British challenge

EY highlight six considerations for enterprises impacted by Brexit border changes, including: moving goods in and out of the UK, sourcing locations, operating model suitability, impact on working capital, validity of existing contracts and immediate customs/border issues.

Latest content from ICAEW on analytics and visualisation

Embracing digital - introducing the new Inflo Digital Audit Platform

Inflo are launching a new capability in their product suite – Inflo Workpapers – to create the complete Digital Accounting platform. Created by accountants for accountants, Inflo’s expanded offering will unlock the true potential of technology within audit and accounting services. Fully leveraging the power of data analytics, automation and AI allows firms to perform services more effectively, to a higher standard of quality and delivering a more value to clients.

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Humans are working with AI for better outcomes, which is why corporate financiers are beginning to adopt such technology

Looking to the future of AI in corporate advisory

Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in corporate decision-making, investment and M&A. Last year, the faculty’s Shaun Beaney and Rosanna Woods of Drooms co-authored the AI in Corporate Advisory research report. This was followed in May by an evidence meeting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG-AI), hosted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic