A Power BI Spin on Accounting and Finance Reports

MARK WALTER (Industrial Finishes and Systems) – A Power BI Spin on Accounting and Finance Reports

During Mark’s talk, he will demonstrate how Industrial Finishes and Systems, Inc. (IFS) has used data and Power BI to provide everything from Corporate analytics, to external customer dashboards that help highlight added value and areas of profit improvement. He will demo how he built a drillable P&L statement with visualizations that compare year over previous year. He will also show his methodologies for highlighting material changes that are used to communicate to field managers succinctly.

Mark is an Accounting and Analytics Manager at IFS. Since 1958, Industrial Finishes and Systems, Inc. (IFS), a Nationwide distributor, has brought complete system solutions to Auto Body Shops, RV manufactures, Wood product producers, and Aerospace industries. He is originally from Honolulu Hawaii but lived much of his adult life in the Seattle area where he majored in Finance and Accounting. Mark is an long time Excel power user, and today focuses on DAX/M and promoting a data driven culture. Mark enjoys speaking locally with networking and professional groups, helping to promote and build awareness of Power BI in the workplace.

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