Digital Finance Programme – East Anglia

The world of accountancy is changing at a rapid pace, and so are the skills that finance professionals require. Our practical and hands-on courses, led by our digital finance experts, are always evolving to reflect the latest changes in digital finance technologies. These courses, whilst delivering the key messages and key facts/approaches, give the opportunity to undertake workshop-based case studies and activities to apply learning to real-world examples and individuals’ own roles and organisations, both individually and in groups. Value is created in a shared learning experience which includes goal setting and opportunity for reflection on current and future practices.

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Digital Finance Programme – East Anglia

The world of accountancy is changing at a rapid pace, and so are the skills that finance professionals require. Our practical and hands-on courses, led by our digital finance experts, are always evolving to reflect the latest changes in digital finance technologies. These courses, whilst delivering the key messages and key facts/approaches, give the opportunity to undertake workshop-based case studies and activities to apply learning to real-world examples and individuals’ own roles and organisations, both individually and in groups. Value is created in a shared learning experience which includes goal setting and opportunity for reflection on current and future practices.

Getting Started with Power BI for Finance

Date TBC – Register your interest here
09:30-16:00
1 Day Online Course
Public online live course – £400 (excl VAT) per delegate

In today’s data-driven world, mastering Power BI is essential for creating impactful reports and dashboards that drive informed decision-making. Our course, “Getting Started with Power BI for Finance”, tailored specifically for accounting and finance professionals, equips you with the skills to leverage Power BI effectively in your role.

Whether you are creating reports for your team or your clients, in this course you will learn the essentials from importing and transforming data to designing interactive reports and sharing them with stakeholders. Don’t get left behind in the age of data – secure your spot now and take your finance reporting skills to the next level!

If you don’t already have Microsoft Power BI, you can download the Desktop version for free, which is sufficient for this course.

Secure your spot on this course as soon as possible, as there is a maximum capacity of 15 participants.  Don’t miss the chance of tailored personalised training.


Automate Excel with Power Query

17 October 2024
09:30-16:00

1 Day Online Course
Public online live course – £400 (excl VAT) per delegate

This programme provides the core Excel skills, including Tables, Power Query and Charts, for finance professionals to manage information, convert information into data and build reports and dashboards which can be updated through automation.

This Automate Excel with Power Query course is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including compliance with the new regulations set by ICAEW effective from 1st November 2023. This course would qualify for 5 hours of CPD.

Secure your spot on this course as soon as possible, as there is a maximum capacity of 15 participants.  Don’t miss the chance of tailored personalised training.

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For further information about any of our Digital courses please contact louisamatheson@fi.co.uk OR timhowes@fi.co.uk


Digital Finance Events

Are you interested in developing your Digital Finance knowledge? First Intuition will be hosting FREE bite-size Digital Finance sessions throughout 2024. Each session will feature guest panellists from companies to discuss hot topics in technology for accounting and finance.

This is a great opportunity to learn from our expert tutors on the topics your company is facing today, as well as hearing first-hand how companies have successfully adjusted and implemented changes in response to the rapidly evolving field of accountancy.

Digital Lunch and Learn 

Navigating the Challenges of Automation in Accounting and Finance

25 September 2024 – 12:30-13:15

Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the latest challenges and solutions in the realm of automation for accounting and finance. As the industry rapidly evolves, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. This webinar is designed to equip you with the knowledge and strategies to effectively navigate the complexities of automation. Key discussion points will include strategies to integrate tools with legacy systems, methods to maintain data quality, tips on overcoming resistance to change and processes to speed up routine reporting. 

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Previous Recordings
How to Embrace AI and Automation in Accounting

During this Digital Lunch and Learn we will explore how AI and automation can enhance accounting processes, and how accountants can use these technologies to improve their skills and productivity.

Creating an individualistic approach to recruit and retain staff

Data Analytics – What Next?

Mark Proctor, from Excel off the Grid, joined us to discuss how we can find insights from the data to drive business decisions, including the analytical methods available to us and some key tools we can use, such as Power BI.

Creating an individualistic approach to recruit and retain staff

Cyber Security Insights and Practical Tips for Accountants

In today’s digital landscape, cyber security is no longer optional – it’s essential. As an accountant, you’re a prime target for cyber threats, making it crucial to stay ahead of the curve. For this Digital Lunch & Learn, Louisa Matheson was joined by Karen Morrall of Lockdown Cyber Security and Francis West of Security Everywhere where they discussed:

  • the latest cyber threats and trends
  • practical tips to protect your organisation and clients
  • how to develop and implement robust security policies
  • the benefits of cyber insurance for your organisation
  • the impact of AI on cyber security

Creating an individualistic approach to recruit and retain staff


Bespoke Courses

Digital Finance Essentials

This programme will give you essential knowledge and understanding of the key digital finance trends with an emphasis on the skills and mindset we need for successful digital transformation.

Find the Digital Finance Essentials course details here

Data Analytics for Finance

This programme will enable you to understand how data analytics can transform an organisation, the tools available and how we can develop our data analytical skills, including visualising the data and telling the story from the insights.

Find the Focus on Data Analytics course details here

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For further information about these bespoke courses please contact louisamatheson@fi.co.uk OR timhowes@fi.co.uk


Level 3 Accountancy Apprenticeship programme

Trainee accountants need digital skills more than ever and the apprenticeship study route is a fantastic way to train and upskill new and existing employees. As part of our Level 3 Accountancy Apprenticeship programme, learners attend in centre days to improve their Excel, Digital and Data skills.  These courses are delivered in our centres across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk under FI’s unique Level 3 Digital Finance Programme, ensuring employees gain transferable skills to bring to the workplace.

First intuition East Anglia offer programmes from Level 3, 4 and 7 embedding AAT, ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW qualifications.

If you have an employee you wish to sign up, or if you have any questions about our Apprenticeship study programme, including funding please get in touch.

cambridge@fi.co.uk, ipswich@fi.co.uk, norwich@fi.co.uk, peterborough@fi.co.uk

Further Reading

Data Literacy in Accountancy

Do ALL accountants need data literacy skills?

The role of data analytics in accountancy

How are digital technologies changing accountancy and finance?

 

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