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CPE Self-Study
Analytics and Big Data for Accountants
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Finance
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Text: 9.5, Online: 6.5
Understand Big Data and Analytics, including its history and current trends.

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Useful tips and practical guidance.

Who Will Benefit?

  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Treasurers
  • Other financial managers

Key Topics

  • Evidence-based techniques for finding or generating data, selecting key performance indicators, isolating program effects
  • Relating data to return on investment, financial values, and executive decision making
  • Data sources including surveys, interviews, customer satisfaction, engagement, and operational data
  • Visualizing and presenting complex results

Learning Objectives

  • Deal with major trends in predictive analytics, optimization, correlation of metrics, and big data.
  • Interpret and manage new trends in analytics techniques affecting your organization.
  • Utilize new tools for data analytics.
  • Critically interpret analytic reports and advise decision makers.

Why is big data analytics one of the hottest business topics today? This self-study course will help you better understand Big Data and Analytics, including its history and current trends.

You'll deep dive into the platforms and operating tools that will help you measure program impacts and ROI, visualize data and business processes, and uncover the relationship between key performance indicators.

By the end of this robust course, you'll know about new trends in the field and will walk away with useful tips and practical guidance you can apply immediately.

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Author(s)

Jim Lindell, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Jim Lindell is President of Thorsten Consulting Group, Inc., a Wisconsin based provider of Strategic & Financial Consulting, Professional Speaking, Training, and Executive Coaching. Jim has an extensive background in senior management including: Chief Financial Officer of Coolidge Glass Company, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin, Chief Financial Officer for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., and Corporate Asst. Controller for Wispak Foods, Butler, Wisconsin. He has been involved in more than 50 M&A projects. In addition, Jim is a TEC Chairman for 2 groups in Wisconsin (TEC is an international organization of CEOs).

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting experience for both local and regional accounting firms. He has a BSc in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is a TEC Chairman (The Executive Committee) and member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. Jim is a Faculty Member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Jim has authored: "25 Critical Lessons from the Trenches", "Strategic Planning Made Simple", "Business is Like Fishing"; "Survival Kit for Small Business Executives"; "Annual Controller's Update", "Bottom Line Financial Management" and was a contributing author on "The Fast Close — Revolutionizing Accounting". In addition, Jim has received the "Outstanding Discussion Leader" from the AICPA in 2005, 2007, 2012 & 2013.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Text
: 9.5,
Online
: 6.5
NASBA Field of Study
Finance
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
DAAN
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