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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

An introduction to finance business partnering

Learn the key skills at the heart of being an effective finance business partner by completing this eLearning resource from ICAEW's Academy of Professional Development. The module outlines: what finance business partnering means; how finance partners generate influence; and how to start building your influence with ICAEW's top 10 tips.

Data planning

Get to grips with fundamentals of data planning with this eLearning resource from ICAEW's Academy of Professional Development. Learn how to: better plan and more efficiently analyse your data, as well as apply the three principles of good spreadsheet design to your work

Translating data into insight

This eLearning resource from ICAEW's Academy of Professional Development outlines the difference between data, information and insight, explains why it is important to deal in insight and demonstrates how to translate data into insights using a simple process.

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.

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 StatSoft 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.

POST Big Data series

A series of reports from the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) covering the use of big data in security, health, business, transport, social media, citizen science, biomedical research and the smart metering of utilities.

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