Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA)

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CPA/CITP
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: December, 2020

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Wedding Expenses versus Divorce Time Rates
    5 mins
  • Confusion and Lack of Consensus about Business intelligence
    11 mins
  • Predictive Analytics - Which X is most likely to Y?
    21 mins
  • Balanced Scoreboard KPI Validation
    39 mins
  • Continuously Refreshing the Rolling Financial Forecast
    48 mins
  • Benefits from applying Business Analytics
    59 mins
  • Integration of Data, Data Science, and Technology
    70 mins

Course Description

Organizations are capturing more data than ever before due to the rise of multimedia, social media, and the growing popularity of internet-enabled devices.Volatility and complexity are the new normal. This exponential growth leaves many organizational leaders wondering how to manage big data and enable data-driven business decisions.  The shortage of qualified and experienced professionals is also creating a unique opportunity for accounting and finance professionals, who are at a distinct advantage to play a leading role in creating a strategic competitive advantage and driving business value.

Most organizations are drowning in data, but starving for information. The finance and accounting function has the opportunity to leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways, the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO’s function catch up?

The demand for CPA professionals to be able to apply these tools is increasing every day. Don’t be left behind! This webinar will bring you up to speed on the concepts, nomenclature, applications and tools associated with data analytics and business intelligence. You owe it to yourself as a CPA professional to attend this course.

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize why there is an increased the interest in BI and BA?
  • To identify the analytics continuum
  • To explore how BA can provide a competitive advantage
  • To recognize the difference between BI and BA
  • To differentiate between forecasting and predictive analytics

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • Finance Pros
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Data Analysis and Reporting Tools for Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Data Analysis and Reporting Tools for Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Technology and Analytics for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Technology and Analytics for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Finance for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Gary Cokins, CMA, MBA

Advisor, Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com . Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC’s Link-Belt Division and then served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software. 

About Company

Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC. provides advisory services to organizations, consulting firms, and software vendors with their challenges to get started, implement, and leverage enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM / CPM) methods such as customer profitability analysis (using ABC), analytics, rolling financial forecasts, strategy maps, and balanced scorecards (KPIs).

Faq

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Ratings and Review

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Bradley Hall, CPA (US)

Dec 29th, 2020

Excellent info on the value that analytics can offer

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Charles Sugrim, CPA (US)

Dec 19th, 2021

Good presentation

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