26 February 2020

Management reporting - preparation, presentation, and using technology

Speaker: Andy Biggs


Andy Biggs, Founder of InfoSuperstar, will outline practical tips which help you to save your organisation time and money, by supercharging your management reporting through process efficiency, content communication / visualisation, and the use of readily-available technology.

Based on skills gained in his 30-year career in business and consultancy, Andy will cover:

  • Suggestions for layout and communication of content, including tips on visualising data.
    • How to improve efficiency in report production by engaging a process-management mindset for the whole finance team, while reducing spreadsheet re-processing.
    • How to leverage technology such as Microsoft Power BI, and the wider features of Office 365, to produce and distribute management reports.
    • Advice for spreadsheet-lovers to help you satisfy your desires and improve your skills, but also plenty of practical wisdom to help you know when not to use a spreadsheet, and how to exploit better alternatives.

The learning outcomes from this event include:

  • Practical tips on report layout, based upon mocked up examples.
  • The ability to engage the whole finance team in process efficiency initiatives.
  • The functionality of Microsoft Power BI as an alternative to Microsoft Excel.

Who will benefit:

Those of you in the following roles:

  • Mid-tier professionals responsible for producing management accounts.
  • Senior professionals responsible for teams producing management accounts.
  • Part or newly-qualified professionals wanting to upscale their mindset and technical management reporting competencies.

Speaker's details:

Since 2013 Andy Biggs has run Reflect Business Solutions, a consultancy vehicle for sharing his 30 years of experience in managing organisations, finance teams, and reporting systems. As a self-confessed spreadsheet addict in recovery, in 2019 Andy launched to equip finance and technology professionals across the globe, with the skills and inspiration they need in a changing world, where we have too much data and not enough useful information. Andy has lead organisations in diverse commercial and charitable environments – spending 2014 -2018 as part-time interim CEO, and then COO, at the Fair Trade pioneer Traidcraft. Prior to this, he spent 13 years at Attends Healthcare, latterly as finance director following financial controller roles. Under his leadership, the creation of robust and innovative management information systems directly contributed to its successful €180m sale to Domtar, which made 3.3 times return for its private equity owner. Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a master’s degree in Enterprise Management from Durham Business School. He believes in seeking to succeed in every discipline where one has opportunity and skill. He has represented Great Britain in Multisport Age-Group World and European Championships. He also plays a mean guitar!

Booking Information

Date Location Price
26 February 2020 - 18:30 Hallmark Hotel, Ferriby High Road, North Ferriby, Kingston upon Hull HU14 3LG Price: GBP 0.00

Management reporting - preparation, presentation, and using technology

Increase your technical skills by attending this CPD event.

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Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020

Registration: 18:00 (refreshments on arrival)
Presentation starts: 18:30
Approximate finish time: 20:30

Location: Hallmark Hotel, Ferriby High Road, North Ferriby, Kingston upon Hull HU14 3LG

Cost: Free to attend