Sr. Financial Analyst
Alteryx is a leader in data science and self-service analytics with a platform that can prep, blend, enrich, and analyse data. The user-friendly interface makes advanced analytics accessible to any data worker.
Through my continued learning within McKesson and leveraging the Alteryx online community I met some of the Information Labs Ireland team and we decided to form our own Cork User group. The idea being that data workers from across specialities and industries could come together and share ideas and experiences with this tool.
At the initial User Group meeting I presented my experiences with using this software and the benefits we are seeing from its application in the business such as:
- Building workflows which are leveraged on a monthly basis to semi-automate data intensive tasks;
- Processing large volumes of data and delivering outputs on a timely consistent basis;
- Allowing for granular analysis when queries arise to deliver insights and understanding, and
- Taking ownership of data sources and reducing reliance on IT function to extract reports.
I also discussed my own accounting career development within McKesson and how McKesson has given me the opportunity to move from a purely accounting role towards the ever-expanding possibilities of data and analytics.