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K2’s Data Analytics for Accountants and Auditors

Course - K2's Data Analytics for Accountants and Auditors

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Unlocking Insights with Excel and Analytics: Multi-State Conference for Accountants
September 24, 2024 | Seminar

Major Topics

  • Understanding the importance of data analytics in modern business environments
  • Generating and interpreting data analytics using everyday applications such as Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft’s Power BI platform
  • Using regression analysis to create and validate forecasts and projections

Learning Objectives

  1. Cite examples of how Power Query, Power BI, and other tools can streamline and enhance Data Analytics
  2. List the four types of data analytics and identify situations in which each can be useful in auditing environments
  3. Identify opportunities to use features in Excel to analyze data in the context of auditing
  4. Distinguish between Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  5. Differentiate between correlation and causation

Course Description

In the world of “Big Data,” virtually all business professionals have become data analysts, at least to some extent. However, that is particularly true in auditing, where internal and external auditors increasingly turn to data analytics to identify situations requiring follow-up and investigation. Those who understand how to use various tools to assist in these efforts benefit by conducting more thorough analyses and achieving superior results in less time.

In this session, you will learn about various tools and techniques you can use for more thorough data analyses. The discussion includes Excel as a data analysis tool, multiple Excel add-ins, and Microsoft’s Power BI application. If you’re seeking to improve your skills in the field of data analytics, this session is the one for you!

Compliance Information

Intended Audience

Practitioners and business executives who need to know more about data analytics and their importance

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Information Technology

Credits

4 Credits

Published Date

November 2, 2022

Course Authors

K2 Enterprises

Hammond, LA
Various Speaker, Company Tagline

K2’s goal is to produce and deliver the highest quality technology seminars and conferences available to business professionals. We work cooperatively with professional organizations (such as state CPA societies and associations of Chartered Accountants) and vendors of technology products. K2 also provides consulting services and advice on technology.

We make every effort to maintain a high level of integrity, family values, and friendship among all involved.

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Overview

In the world of “Big Data,” virtually all business professionals have become data analysts, at least to some extent. However, that is particularly true in auditing, where internal and external auditors increasingly turn to data analytics to identify situations requiring follow-up and investigation. Those who understand how to use various tools to assist in these efforts benefit by conducting more thorough analyses and achieving superior results in less time.

In this session, you will learn about various tools and techniques you can use for more thorough data analyses. The discussion includes Excel as a data analysis tool, multiple Excel add-ins, and Microsoft’s Power BI application. If you’re seeking to improve your skills in the field of data analytics, this session is the one for you!

Course Details

  • Understanding the importance of data analytics in modern business environments
  • Generating and interpreting data analytics using everyday applications such as Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft’s Power BI platform
  • Using regression analysis to create and validate forecasts and projections

  1. Cite examples of how Power Query, Power BI, and other tools can streamline and enhance Data Analytics
  2. List the four types of data analytics and identify situations in which each can be useful in auditing environments
  3. Identify opportunities to use features in Excel to analyze data in the context of auditing
  4. Distinguish between Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  5. Differentiate between correlation and causation

Intended Audience — Practitioners and business executives who need to know more about data analytics and their importance

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Information Technology

Credits — 4 Credits

IRS Program Number

Published Date – November 2, 2022

Revision Date

Course Authors

K2 Enterprises

Hammond, LA
Various Speaker, Company Tagline

K2’s goal is to produce and deliver the highest quality technology seminars and conferences available to business professionals. We work cooperatively with professional organizations (such as state CPA societies and associations of Chartered Accountants) and vendors of technology products. K2 also provides consulting services and advice on technology.

We make every effort to maintain a high level of integrity, family values, and friendship among all involved.

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All of our self-study courses are NASBA approved (through our partners at K2 Enterprises) the revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards).

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  • Course materials (video & PDF version)
  • Unlimited attempts to complete exam
  • Course materials (PDF & Sample Materials)
  • Instant grading & certificate of completion
  • One year access to complete your CPE
  • Completion certificate

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