Data Analysis 101 - Getting to the heart of performance data

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Course Description

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.

Major Topics Covered : 

  • Principles Of Process Management
  • The Definition Of A Process
  • Understanding The Process 
  • Working As One Team For Improvement
  • Tools For Data Analysis That Works
  • The Pareto Chart: Highlighting Priorities
  • The Histogram: Showing The Range Of Performance
  • The Run Chart: Showing Performance Over Time
  • Understanding Variation
  • The Control Chart : Highlighting The Variation In The Data
  • Bodgeit

Webinar Qualifies for

  • 2 CPE credit of Specialized Knowledge for all CPAs
  • 2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals/Bookkeepers/Accountants

Learning objectives

  • To identify the Principles of Process Management
  • An Introduction to Performance Data: Tools for Data Analysis that Works
  • To identify ways of Understanding Variation
  • To recall Control Chart Special Cases

About Presenter

Ross Maynard

Managing Director, Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd

ross@ideas2action.co.uk

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.

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. CPE is issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
  • This event may be a recorded rebroadcast of a live event done in past and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.
  • If you are Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) many of our courses qualifies for your verifiable CPD requirements you will get your certificate for the program. You can check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” for the same.However please do verify with respective regulatory body about the eligibility for the same.
  • Many of our courses are approved by “CFP Board” for CE credits of certified financial Planner(CFP). Please check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” to verify whether webinar qualifies for CE credits for CFP or not.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

NASBA Approved

MY-CPE LLC, 1600 Highway 6 South, Suite 250, Sugar Land, TX, 77478

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.

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  • Cost $20
  • CPE Credits 2
  • Subject Area Specialized Knowledge
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Bookkeeper Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm CPA - Large Firm Accounting Firm Tax Firm Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Senior Accountant Cloud Accountants Cloud Firms Entrepreneurial Accountant
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upcoming Live CPE Webinars

QBO: Build Right Chart of Accounts - Base for Accounting and Reading Financial Statement
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Advanced Excel Skills for Accountants
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
CPAs and Financial Planners Understanding Critical Concepts of Trusts and Estates
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction (IRC §199A) Detailed Study, Analysis,Calculations,Case Studies, Ins & Outs (Latest)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
Sales Tax in the Post Wayfair Environment
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 10:30 AM EDT View Details/Register
BEST TAX RETURN WORKSHOP - PARTNERSHIPS & LLCS (FORM 1065)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 08:00 AM PDT View Details/Register
Individual International Tax Issues - Comprehensive Coverage
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 08:00 AM PDT View Details/Register
NEW FORM 941, FORM 7200, ERC, TAX CREDITS UNDER FFCRA, & OTHER PAYROLL UPDATES IN COVID-19
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
ACCOUNTANTS & CPA FIRMS - 4 STEPS TO GAIN, RETAIN & EXPAND HIGH VALUE CLIENTS
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT View Details/Register
Where Do They Go Wrong? – Using Risk Assessment to Improve Audit Effectiveness
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT View Details/Register
Business Activity Taxes – Where are businesses and their owners required to file and pay state income taxes?
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:30 PM EDT View Details/Register
REGULATORY ETHICS GUIDEBOOK FOR CPAs: AICPA CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 01:30 PM EDT View Details/Register
Guide to Depreciation Under The TCJA 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 01:30 PM EDT View Details/Register
CARES Act Changes and Benefits Affecting Real Estate Owners
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 02:00 PM EDT View Details/Register
Understanding Fraud, The Basics
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 02:00 PM EDT View Details/Register