Introduction to Accounting Data and Analytics

Programme Code: CRS-N-0048575


There is an increasing focus on big data for the accounting profession. Big data represents an opportunity for accountants to analyse the internal and external forces that influence their companies’ performance. By capitalising on big data, the role of accountants is moving beyond optimising the finance function to transforming the enterprise to sharpen competitive advantage.

The workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage. The objective of this workshop is to ensure that participants are able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of business analytics, and how it can be a competitive advantage to the business.
  • Explain how business analytics may impact accounting function.
  • Understand how to establish analytics culture and capability.
  • Understand different types of analytics and analytical tools.
  • Understand how analytics may be embedded in business processes.

This module is part of Certificate in Accounting Data and Analytics.

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1 day



Who Should Attend

Finance and accounting professionals who want to learn more about how data and analytics can be applied in accounting.


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series 

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Full Fee: S$856 per participant (including GST)


Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$256.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$96.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Intake Information
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6 September 2018 (Completed)


21 February 2019 (Completed)


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