The course provides a concise overview of more than 200 data visualization tools which can be used by accountants to enhance the visual appeal of their financial work. All resources are easy-to-use web-based applications that require virtually no artistic or design skill - simply drag and drop, point and click, cut and paste, and/or edit text. You'll discover how to create new image content in a snap to better inform, persuade, and inspire action. Participants will walk away with a whole new creative toolkit and skillset that cuts through data clutter, improves analysis and sharpens decision-making.

Program Content:

  • The New Visually Rich and Post-Literate World
  • Business Case for Data Visualizations
  • Leading Software Review Portals
  • Freely Usable and Stock Imagery
  • Animated GIFs
  • Emojis
  • Sonification
  • Design Talent Marketplaces
  • Excel Analytics Apps
  • Excel Dashboard Tips
  • Word Clouds
  • Location Intelligence and Maps
  • Video-Conferencing and Live Broadcasting
  • Video Apps
  • Interactive Images
  • Image Editors
  • Mind Maps
  • Infographics
  • Visual Resumes
  • Diagrams
  • Charts
  • Synthetic Media
  • Screen and Webcam Recording
  • Video Creators
  • Animations
  • Logos
  • Timelines
  • Online Presentation Platforms
  • PowerPoint Templates
  • Digital Flipbooks
  • Information Dashboards
  • 3D Design and Simulation
  • Motion Graphics and Special Effects
  • Data Viz Tutorials

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of leading online data visualization applications, and how these tools can be used to improve the visual appeal, understandability, credibility and shareability of their financial communications.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify at least 15 technology forces and human factors that are driving growth in visual business communications.
  • Discover and discuss at least 6 Microsoft Office visual app plug-ins that can be used to create dynamic dashboards and charts in Excel.
  • Explore and point out at least 4 broadcasting platforms that can be used to deliver live streams, meetings, and video presentations for free.
  • Explore at least 6 infographic template services that allow practitioners to create an easy-to-understand overview of a topic using a collection of imagery, charts and minimal text.
  • Recognize and list at least 4 online charting apps that instantly create different types of charts including column, bar, line, area, gauge, and other visuals.
Last updated/reviewed: January 09, 2024
Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Course Agenda4:06
  Data Viz Software Search and Reviews19:24
  Animated GIFs and Emojis23:28
  Design Talent Market Places6:22
  Excel Dashboard Tips, Location Intelligence and Maps17:46
  Video Conferencing and Live Broadcasting, Video Apps9:00
  Interactive Images, Mind Maps, Infographics, Visual Resumes and Charts12:06
  Some More Data Visualization Resources13:06
  Key Takeaways2:30
  Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants1:57:08
  Slides: Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for AccountantsPDF
  Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants GlossaryPDF