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The application of financial analytics is the process by which data is converted into key insights that can inform decision makers, improve performance, and guide business strategy. Financial analytics allow individuals to derive value by answering four key questions: (1) What happened? (2) Why did it happen? (3) What’s happening now? and (4) What might happen in the future? As a natural follow-up to the Financial Analysis: Critical Thinking and Decision-Making course, this seminar provides hands-on training using Microsoft Excel to evaluate financial data for value-added decision-making. Participants will gain insight in when and where to use key financial analytics. Participants will also be introduced to elements of data mining by using pivot tables in Excel.This AFP course has been approved for 1.3 CTP & FPAC recertification credits. Once you have watched all the videos in the course you will see a link below to complete the quiz. In order to claim the credit for recertification you will need to pass the quiz.
Once you pass the quiz, within 72 hours you will receive a digital badge from our partner, Credly. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global). This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
1. What is Business Analytics?
2. Profitability Analysis
3. Bridge Analysis
4. Data Mining & Pivot Tables
5. Detailed Revenue & Expense Analysis in Excel