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Data Analytics for Finance Managers (Two-Day Webcast)

Online Event

16 + 17 December, 2019

2:00 pm - 2:00 am UTC

2:00 pm - 2:00 am UTC

Data Analytics for Finance Managers (Two-Day Webcast)

Speakers: AlignAlytics; Roland Mosimann, President, AlignAlytics, Wayne, PA; Chris Coigne

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Drawing from the best practices of effective data-driven organisations, this course will help finance leaders develop thoughtful analytics to deliver data-driven insights and drive organisational growth.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall what we mean by financial analytics and categorise the various types
  • Distinguish between traditional reporting, dashboard visualisations, and full analytic applications
  • Comprehend the connection between financial results at the top and the underlying operational activity
  • Recognise that data may need to be processed before being utilised
  • Recognise the need for storytelling when communicating with analytics including identifying the proper context

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Aim to be a strategic partner

In recent years, the roles of Finance and the CFO have broadened along with their influence on corporate strategy and performance. Responsibilities and expectations have expanded beyond traditional areas such as financial reporting, treasury, audit and compliance to providing more strategic input around revenue growth, profitability optimisation, corporate portfolio management and enterprise risk.

The Balancing Act

The pressure of increased expectations and constrained resources is made even more challenging with the sea of data generated from an increasingly digital world. So, how does the finance function get it all done? High performing companies have addressed this challenge by reducing time spent on manual data preparation and increasing time spent on data analysis. Best practices recognise that success requires a strong balance of technology, data science, and data visualisation to provide actionable insight. This course provides guidelines and best practices for how Finance Managers can better communicate, collaborate and harness knowledge across different business functions using advanced analytic techniques.

Key Topics:

  • What is Analytics
  • Finance as a Trusted Advisor
  • Foundations for Analytics
  • Executive Management’s Finance Focus – Performance Management
  • Telling an Analytics Story
  • Performance Driver Framework
  • Risk Analytics

Who should take this course?

  • Managers in an accounting, general finance, FP&A or strategy role who see the opportunity to improve their analytic skills and apply data analytics techniques to drive data-driven decisions in their organisation.

Professional development

This Webcast offers 12 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Prerequisites:A familiarity with financial planning and analysis.
Programme level:Intermediate
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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  • AlignAlytics

    AlignAlytics, a data analytics solutions firm, helps companies solve critical business problems – faster, better and more reliably – by harnessing vast and complex data to feed powerful analytic methods and technology. Data analytics is the cornerstone of digital transformation and provides the quickest path for creating new value. AlignAlytics grew out of early experiences in manually intensive, data-driven analysis with firms like McKinsey and Bain, which led to a conviction: "there has to be a better way" to provide profound, sustained insights for decision-making – reports have a short shelf life. Since then the company has enjoyed a 20 year track record of innovation in applied analytics with consultants and data scientists located across 5 offices across the globe.

  • Roland Mosimann, President, AlignAlytics, Wayne, PA

    Roland is a co-founder of AlignAlytics and leads the company’s US operations. He leads numerous customer engagements, including in providing financial analytic solutions for strategic portfolio management, pricing optimization and root cause profitability. He works closely with IBM’s analytic solutions business and co-authored several books with them, notably The Performance Manager series in 2007. Roland was a member of the Executive Board of the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Zurich. Roland holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from The London School of Economics.

  • Chris Coigne

    Christopher joined AlignAlytics in 2008. He has managed scores of clients and projects spanning many industries, including customizing solutions and providing best practices. Christopher has worked in public accounting, functioned as a Controller in the Insurance and Utility industries, and served as an Internal Audit Director at a global, Fortune 500 company.


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