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K2's 2022 The How’s And Why’s Of Data Analytics

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology |  Accounting and Auditing
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Increasingly, accountants and auditors are called upon to use data analytics to understand and improve results. Yet, many professionals struggle with the concept of data analytics and remain unaware of how to obtain the results needed using tools they already own.

In this session, you will learn about the four primary types of data analytics and when to use each. Further, you will learn how to generate meaningful analytical measurements using Excel, Power BI, and other tools and, more importantly, how to interpret the results. If you seek to use data analytics – and who isn’t – this session is for you.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List the four types of data analytics
  • Identify examples of analytics available in Excel’s Analysis ToolPak
  • Differentiate between correlation and causation
  • Identify at least two analytical techniques available in Microsoft’s Power BI platform 

Major Subjects
  • Understanding the four types of data analytics
  • Differentiating between correlation and causation
  • How to generate data analytics in Excel and other applications already in use
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence in data analytics

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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Thu, Mar 28, 2024 - 02:30pm to 04:25pm MDT
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Thu, Jun 20, 2024 - 02:30pm to 04:25pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who are seeking to stay abreast of major technology developments
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog 03/15/2022
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 25


R.E. S

"This would be a great college course! Thank you."

Devendorf H - Stafford, Virginia

"This was a fantastic course. I learned a lot and Tommy Stephens is an excellent presenter! I only wish we would have had more time to do a little more with Power BI, as that is new to me. "

Stephen W

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Marylee E

"Excellent speaker and interesting, timely topic. I definitely learned some new and useful information which I will be putting into practice! Thanks!"