Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants


Instructor: Garrett Wasny
Product ID: 705576
Training Level: Basic

  • Duration: 90 Min
The course provides a concise overview of more than 200 data visualization tools which can be used to enhance the visual appeal of reports in practically any industry or profession. All resources are easy-to-use web-based applications that require virtually no artistic or design skill -- simply drag and drop, point and click, cut and paste, and/or edit text. The applications allow users to create new image content in a snap to help you better inform, persuade, inspire action and stand out from the competition. Participants will walk away with a whole new creative toolkit and skillset that cuts through data clutter, improves analysis and sharpens decision-making.
Last Recorded Date: Feb-2018


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Why Should You Attend:

Improve visual appeal of your business and professional reports.

Boost the understandability and credibility of your online and paper-based communications.

Stay relevant in a “post-literate” visual world and billion screen universe.

Embed rich media – videos, photos, audio and more – in your workflow and business documents.

Make static documents literally come alive.

Create professional-looking infographics in seconds from scratch using templates

Learning Objectives:

  • Define data visualization, mapping and graphic design and their growing importance in a “post-literate” billion-screen world.
  • Examine why accountants need to “go Picasso” and enhance their visualization skills.
  • Review little-known Excel plug-ins and features that can easily and instantly improve the visual appeal of any accounting report.
  • List word cloud tools that can help in the analysis of text, narrow topics into keywords and highlight key report messages.
  • Review leading online mapping tools and how they can be used by accountants to create custom geolocation displays, placemarks, heat maps and more with ease.
  • Discuss revolutionary new communication platforms -- Google Hangouts and Helpouts -- and how they can be utilized to replace travel for client meetings, internal training, team collaboration, job interviews, focus groups, town halls and countless other accounting events.
  • Highlight interactive image applications that allow you to embed rich media -- videos, photos, audio and more -- in online documents and make financial reports literally come alive.
  • List simple-to-use design tools that enable you to create professional-looking infographics and visual resumes from drag-and-drop templates in seconds.
  • Review software that allows you to develop real-time dashboards and business metric displays.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Business Case for Data Visualization and “Going Picasso”
  • Legos | Animated GIFs | Emoji | Data Sonification | Design Crowdsourcing Marketplaces
  • Excel Visualization Apps and Dashboard Secrets
  • Data Analytics
  • Word Clouds
  • Mapping
  • Video Production and Live Broadcasting
  • Interactive Images
  • Idea Sharing, Mind Maps, Brainstorming
  • Infographics
  • Visual Resumes and ePortfolios
  • 3D Design and Manufacturing
  • Animations/Special Effects

Who Will Benefit:

Practitioners at all levels who want to improve the visual appeal of their accounting reports and boost the understandability, credibility and shareability of their financial communications.

  • Financial professionals including: CPAs, CFOs, controllers, auditors, accounting staff, budgeting officers, budgeting staff, and financial analysts
  • Management, sales, Operations, HR and administrative professionals, who use Excel regularly and analyze or prepare reports
  • IT professionals
  • Engineers, statisticians and others who work with Quantitative Methodologies (QM)
  • R&D and scientist
  • Health care professionals
Instructor Profile:
Garrett Wasny

Garrett Wasny
Professional Development Consultant, Western CPE

Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP is an award-winning Internet analyst, author and presenter based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and former Price Waterhouse management consultant.

Garrett's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons) degree and a Master of Arts (MA) degree. His professional accreditations include Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and FITP (FITT International Business Professional).

Garrett has written four books, dozens of e-books and hundreds of articles on Internet strategy and tactics for leading publishers, business clients and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) organizations. His books include World Business (McGraw Hill, New York), How to Conquer the World (Government Institutes, Washington, DC) and Advanced Googling (Google Books, Mountain View, California). His e-books include Advanced Googling for Accountants Parts I, II and III, Google Apps for Accountants, Google Business Tools for Accountants, Google Big Data and Forecasting Tools for Accountants, and Google is Not Enough for Accountants He's published hundreds of articles and columns on Internet search and strategy in scores of leading business publications and newspapers across North America.

Over two decades, Garrett has delivered thousands of presentations on advanced Googling and Internet strategy to hundreds of leading accounting institutes, industry associations, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, business schools and other legal, medical, engineering, pro sports and executive education organizations worldwide.

Garrett is trusted by the most respected governing bodies which regulate the North American accounting profession and business world today. In the United States, his webinars are approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). In Canada, his in-person seminars are approved by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada provincial institutes.

Garrett has won numerous awards for his writing, speaking and web design. These include two Price Waterhouse national writing prizes, an Internet World New York public speaking award, and Study Web and ExpoWorld commendations for excellence in developing global trade content for the Internet.

Garrett Wasny is an independent technology advisor who provides objective, unbiased and non-commercial information. He is not affiliated with Google or any other enterprise and receives no commission or compensation of any kind from the entities and companies he reviews in his seminars, webinars and consulting assignments.

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