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The Controllers Role in Data Analytics and Big Data

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1 Accounting - Technical, .5 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Personal Development
Lynn Fountain
Course Levels:
1.5 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Today’s economy and all of the digital enhancements have impacted the way companies engage with their customers as well as how the company manages their internal practices. The business control function needs to keep pace.

The rising importance of analytical capability is critical when defining the role of the modern controller. Execution of analytics can vary but there are still key questions that must be asked. What are the options and what we need to understand to decide the best way forward?

This course focuses on the value that can be brought by the Controller when becoming involved with data analytics powered by technology and also Big Data. The digitized world we live in has made it important for the Controller function to evolve and take on this advanced task.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the Controller’s increasing role in data analytics
  • Discover and examine the surge in Big Data
  • Explore and evaluate the process of Big Data Analytics
  • Examine the benefits and challenges of Big Data Analytics
  • Identify sources of Big Data Technology
  • Explore examples of big data use for analysis
  • Recognize and review the overall impact of Big Data
  • Identify actions the Controller can take to accelerate data analysis

Major Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Statements

Course Materials


Lynn Fountain's Profile

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Lynn Fountain has over 45 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Controllers, Accountants, Finance Professionals, Auditors
Original Recording Date 01/01/2024
Course Developer Lynn Fountain
Date Added to Catalog 02/14/2024
Yellow Book No

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 7