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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.

An introduction to dataviz and infographic storytelling | dates TBC

This ICAEW course helps you to understand the large amount of data that is available and how you can use it to improve the performance of the business. IT covers: the principles of data visualisation; the anatomy of an infographic; framing data for the target audience; and maximising design for impact.

How to leverage big data, AI and analytics in business | 11 June 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”.

Introduction to statistical data analysis and trend forecasting | 14/5 & 9/10

This one day course from ICAEW introduces delegates to statistics and analyses 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.

Business Intelligence Part 2: Power Pivot and Power BI | Various dates

A one and a half day course to improve your knowledge of pivot tables, including how to create bespoke calculations, charts, dashboards and reports using Power Pivot and Power BI. Learn how to create more powerful reports and display data to produce detailed information for business reporting and forecasting.

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.

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.

Emerging technologies big data

Paper from the Cabinet Office exploring big data and identifying trends and exploring opportunities.

Latest content from ICAEW on analytics and visualisation

Tech Talk

Technology is at the heart of all organisations today. The pace of change is growing ever faster. In the coming years, the finance profession will be profoundly altered by new and evolving technologies.

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.