Want to brush up on your digital skills?
With the taxman currently developing digital superpowers, tax professionals need superpowers of their own. To avoid nasty surprises and a situation where the taxman knows more about your business than you do, you need to get a handle on your data − now.
About the academy
PwC has responded to this urgent need for new digital skills by creating the Tax Disruption Academy.
In five compact, hands-on sessions, tax professionals working in businesses will get a thorough grounding in how to work with data. They’ll understand the new tools and how to apply them in their job to extract, understand, analyse and visualise data. They’ll know how to assure data security in a challenging and fast-moving environment. And crucially, they’ll be able to build a solid business case for investment in data technology for the tax function, and plan accordingly.
Sound like what you need to transform your prospects? Check out the sessions and sign up for the first intake in 2020. You’ll find full details in the flyer.
The Tax Disruption Academy takes place at PwC's Experience Center, Rieterstrasse 6, 8002 Zurich.
With a practical, hands-on approach, we aim to give an appreciation of the various technical tools available and their advantages and limitations. Tax professionals can then think about how they can be employed in their daily work.
Session one - Fri, 06.03.2020, 1pm - 5pm:
Working with data
- Common data issues and the tools available for extracting, transforming, blending and leveraging data
- Introducing you to ETL tools such as PowerQuery and Alteryx
- Automating tasks on a small scale
Session two - Fri, 13.03.2020, 1pm - 5pm:
Collecting insights from your data
- How machine learning and artificial intelligence can help you collect insights from data
- The principles behind common ML and AI tools, what they can do, and their limitations
- Introducing you to basic Python coding
Session three - Fri, 20.03.2020, 1pm - 5pm:
Extracting and understanding external data
- An overview of what data sources are available and how to use them for tax purposes
- An understanding of how external data can be extracted and analysed
- Insight into text mining and natural language processing technology
Session four - Fri, 27.03.2020, 1pm - 5pm:
‘See’ your data
- How to visualise data for meaningful conversations on the basis of your own analysis
- The benefits of data visualisation programs, and how to use them to build dashboards and do simple analysis for presentations to stakeholders
- Introducing you to software tools such as Power Pivot, PowerBI and Qlik
Session five - Fri, 03.04.2020, 1pm - 5pm:
The new world of tax
- Harness the tools in your day-to-day work to change the way you deliver tax
- Overview of the current trends in tax supervision and outlook how tax functions must evolve
With a practical, hands-on approach, we aim to give an appreciation of the various technical tools available and their advantages and limitations. Tax professionals can then think about how they can be employed in their daily work. - Learn more about Tax Disruption here.
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