Data Visualisation for Accountants with Excel and PowerPoint


This course is designed for accountants, and other business professionals, who present technical or financial information using a combination of Excel and Powerpoint. It will challenge the way participants present information and seeks to create new insights into how they can get their audience to understand and interpret information more effectively.

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
25 February 2021 09:30
End date & time:  
25 February 2021 16:30
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Training ticket cost:  
12.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data


This course will be delivered via Zoom.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at Intermediate users of Excel and Powerpoint who want to take a systematic approach to Data Visualisation and help identify areas for further study and practice.

Course overview

  • Selecting and enhancing charts
  • Useful short-cuts
  • Using conditional formatting
  • Tables and Pivot Tables
  • Dashboards
  • What questions does your data answer?
  • How data is understood in organisations and potential pitfalls
  • Graphics, Animations and Transitions
  • Presenting the Data - how to take the stress out of presenting and persuading the audience
  • The benefits and drawbacks of using Presenter View

Key learning outcomes

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

  • Identify and use specific chart and table styles to enhance the way information is communicated
  • Systematically assess how their style of presenting data meet the needs of their audience
  • Create a simple dashboard in Excel
  • Manipulate data using PivotTables
  • Use conditional formatting to display trends
  • Utilise the features of Powerpoint to present information accurately, briefly and clearly

All participants should please note the following

  • Test session. If you would like to test your connection and setup prior to your course, please contact or 016627700 and we will arrange this with you.
  • Two monitors. Having two monitors is very strongly recommended for this training. It allows you to view the trainers PC in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other. On a single screen it can be difficult to arrange the trainers screen and your own application comfortably. If you only have a single screen please inform the trainer - ideally before the test session - and they can help you to get the best from the training session.
  • Microsoft Office version. We use Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using an older version please be aware that you might not be able to do some of the exercises that are using the latest features.
  • Windows 10. We prepare the files and deliver the course using Windows 10. If you are using a MacBook or other platform please be aware that there can sometimes be incompatibilities and there are certain features that are not available on the Macintosh edition of Microsoft Office 365 Professional. These issues can be identified and resolved during the test session.

Speaker bio

Professional Training is a group of experienced specialists providing focused training in IT and Management skills. Our trainers use a combination of tailored, flexible approaches and real-life business knowledge to develop and provide techniques and solutions for immediate implementation by our course participants. We have delivered a range of CPD programmes with Chartered Accountants Ireland since 1997. Website: