We, accountants, have some very sophisticated data analysis tools at our disposal, and it’s fun to experiment with the advanced formulae available in Excel and other programs.
However, data analysis is an iterative process and it is important to start with some simple analysis tools to highlight the key issues in the data before exploring those issues with more advanced tools.
That’s where this course – Data Analysis 101 - comes in. This course covers the four basic tools of data analysis that everyone working in an organization should know. These four tools will help you carry out the initial filtering of performance data in order to highlight the important trends and issues. Often these tools are not covered adequately in business or finance training and this course will give you a good grounding in these simple but immensely useful analysis tools.
Advanced analysis is often difficult to understand for people who are not financing or data experts. Using simple tools to draw out the main points in performance data will improve engagement with the data and will help drive discussions about the appropriate actions to take, rather than heated discussions about what the analysis actually means.
This course will help you get to the heart of understanding the performance data in your organization, and it will help you present that information to others in the organization so that the decisions made, and the actions taken, address the real issues affecting performance.
My philosophy is to inspire, challenge and support change. I have nearly 30 years experience as a business author and consultant. I write the content of online business courses for Nelson Croom Ltd - www.accountingcpd.net.
More courses are in production for publication in 2019, including two bringing the Agile philosophy to planning and accounting. I also write and deliver webinars for clients, with the "Innovation Masterclass" and "Creative Problem Solving" for ACCA in the summer. As a consultant, I specialise in process improvement based on the Lean and Agile philosophies. I facilitate improvement teams and provide expertise in performance measurement and management; problem solving; and process mapping.
Ideas into Action was founded in 1997 by Ross Maynard. Ross is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with over 20 years experience in organisational development with organisations of all sizes. The business is incorporated as Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd, registration number SC523801. We specialise in process analysis and improvement and lean finance, offering training, consultancy and facilitation of process improvement teams.
Ross is author of “Successful Business Growth” published by Hodder and Stoughton, in 1998; as well as many published articles on business improvement and lean management. Ross is an NLP Master Practitioner.
MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.