Data analytics: Understanding the role of analytics in business and finance - Workshop 2017

In this one day workshop you will be introduced to the following topics, illustrated with examples and case studies to guide you in understanding and planning to develop yourself and your organisation to be leaders in data/ business analytics.

Key topics covered

  • Importance of analytics to the future roles of finance
  • Processing from data to report/ analysis
  • Introduction to key analytics techniques, tools and application
  • Structuring and managing analytics projects
  • Measuring and developing your organisation’s analytics maturity
  • Personal skills for analytics and creating a development roadmap
  • Identify potential projects for your own organisation and personal development

This workshop is part of the Your Business & Finance Advantage Program and is eligible for funding support of 50% off the workshop fees. Eligibility conditions apply.  Enter code YBFA50 at checkout. 

Trainer profile

Simon Lindley

Simon is a specialist in business and finance function transformation including Excel and enterprise based solutions for business intelligence and reporting. He has over 20 years’ experience in this area including; programme managing ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence (BI) programmes, implementing shared services, process re-engineering and outsourcing solutions. Simon is a UK Chartered Accountant, MBA, a Chartered Engineer and IT Professional with a Masters level Diploma in Corporate Governance. He also has training and qualifications in Data Science and Statistics.

Learning objectives

  • Develop a personal plan for your own analytics skills development
  • Identify suitable analytics projects for your own organisation
  • Assess the analytics maturity of your organisation and contribute through planning/ projects to its development


The workshop is suitable for Management Accountants, Financial Planners and Analysts, Finance Controllers, Management team, Business Unit Managers and middle management level finance-based delegates.

1 day