CPD Courses

Data analysis for accountants: Power BI

1 July 2019


Power BI is the latest Microsoft tool to help you analyse across data sets and really get behind the numbers. It builds on Excel concepts but enables even more powerful data manipulation. It’s a tool that every accountant can benefit from. 

This course gives you an introduction into Power BI and helps you to develop the skills you need to handle and organise your data beyond what’s possible in Excel. You'll explore the features of Power BI, which allow you to connect to, transform, model and visualise data. 


This course will enable you to:

  • use Power BI's "Power Query" to connect to and transform your data into a useable format
  • gain a deeper understanding of DAX (the language used in Power Pivot Excel)
  • build on your ability to analyse data and learn to spot trends and patterns.


Course author: Paula Guilfoyle

Paula Guilfoyle is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. She practiced in industry for over 15 years, working with both small and large private companies, before moving on to teach Excel and Power BI to accountants and professionals. Paula has given many talks and presentations in the areas of Excel, spreadsheet use, PowerBI and business intelligence, and has published many articles on the same subjects.


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