As finance professionals, we understand data and use it every day. How can we analyse data for the good of our business? Through this pathway you will discover what data analysis is and how to use tools and technologies to analyse data. Improve your knowledge of Excel, statistics, data visualisation and financial models, and learn how you can utilise new skills to predict and plan your organisation's future. This pathway will enable you to use data analysis to have a real impact on your business or clients, and to become an essential part of decision making.


  • learning resources: immerse yourself in the rich variety of articles, videos, activities, quizzes, discussions, and more, to develop your understanding and skills.
  • expert interviews: find out how data analysis works like in the real-world from our prestigious team of experts in the areas of Excel, data modelling, visualisations, financial models, data protection and decision making in accounting.
  • action plan: build up a practical plan of how you will put your new skills into action, and download a convenient summary of all the learning to take away.
  • assessment: once you are ready, you can take the online assessment to demonstrate what you've learned, and complete the career progression pathway.
  • secure certification: once you've finished the programme, you will receive a unique and secure Certificate of Achievement as evidence of your new understanding and capabilities.


This Career Progression Pathway is divided into six sections corresponding to the key Finance Data Analysis skills you will need to develop. Complete all six to unlock the end of pathway assessment and access your Certificate of Achievement.

  • Analysing finance data
  • Excel skills
  • Statistics and data modelling
  • Data visualisation
  • Financial models
  • Supporting the business
  • Assessment

Key information

  • duration: 21 Hours
  • access 365 days
  • exclusive ACCA member offer available
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