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Financial Accounting and Data – Collisions Going Forward

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chartered-Accountants-Worldwide Events Ireland DAMA

In conjunction with DAMA International, the Global Data Management Community, this course explores how big data is making an impact in Financial Accounting. Accountants are moving away from the general ledger and towards enterprise data warehouses. We will examine how new roles are being identified in business partner areas, such as how data interpreters help marry accountancy with analytics technology and drive/realise value from data.


Product type: CPD course
Category: Financial reporting

Who should attend

  • Accountants (including members and non-members who sit within the accounting function), Data Controllers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists or Auditors
  • Business Partners and Solution Providers looking to pursue new value opportunities in their own or other businesses
  • Both members and non-members of Chartered Accountants Ireland and DAMA are welcome

Course overview

  • Data Value Realisation – Realising value in data and how this can represent real value
  • General Ledger V’s Data Warehouses – How accountants today are moving from general ledgers to data warehouses as their information source
  • Data quality and why this is becoming more integral
  • Data modelling, what it is, why it is important and the value it adds 
  • Data Governance what it is and why its important to all stakeholders in any finance data project 
  • Career paths available to members focusing on the skills required in a changing workplace, and at members mid-career rather than recently qualified
  • Data Interpreters and the increasing requirement for their skillset in the finance world, such as financial institutions and other large companies which depend on internal business partners and solution providers to help solve business problems and pursue new value opportunities. Other opportunities include data and technology interpreters and the importance of matching skillsets within the accountancy and technology worlds

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how data innovation is disrupting traditional financial accounting processes
  • Understand the importance of data modelling, data governance and data quality and the skills and disciplines required   
  • Have a practical knowledge of how Advanced Analytics is being used to drive value from Data
  • Have an appreciation of data roles which are available for accountant’s today

This event is sponsored by Bank of Ireland Corporate Finance.


October 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Chartered Accountants Worldwide


Bank of Ireland, Baggot St
Bank of Ireland, Baggot Plaza, 27-33 Baggot Street Upper
Dublin, Leinster D04 VX58 Ireland
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