Python: A Primer for Accounting & Finance Professionals

Description

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Python is an object-oriented approach language developed in 1991 by Guido van Rossum. The design philosophy behind Python emphasizes code readability, and it focuses on helping working professionals to write logical and clear code for both large and small-scale projects.

Python, like Excel VBA and R language, is intended as a general-purpose language and can be used for multiple types of programming and software development environment. Python can be used for different contexts: back end software development, desktop applications, big data and mathematical, statistical and financial computations, system scripts, data analysis, data science and artificial intelligence.

Participants will be able to learn and apply the following key programming concepts in the one-day intensive workshop which will include:

  • Ability to understand and apply Python programming concepts
  • Manipulating data in operations and working with built-in and coding user-defined functions
  • Working with loops and making decisions with control statements
  • Learning to write or edit in clean and clear codes and handling errors

Programme Outline

Understanding and Working with Programming Languages

  • Introduction to Python
  • Installing Python
  • IDLE & Python Environment
  • Writing and Running a Python Program

Data & String Manipulations in Python

  • Data Types and Variables
  • Crunching Numbers
  • Operators
  • String Methods
  • Lists

Decision Making

  • Program Flow Control
  • Loops
  • Files & Exception Handling

Prerequisites

No prior programming background or knowledge is required.

Laptop Requirements

All hands-on exercises will be done on your own laptop. You will need to bring along your own laptop for this workshop pre-installed with Python. General instructions on installing the Python 3.x Interpreter will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Target Audience

Professionals and Executives who would like to have a good appreciation and practical overview of Python

Expert Speaker

Dr Lim Thou Tin

Dr. Lim is a business graduate from the NUS. He holds double masters in information systems and knowledge management with further postgraduate qualifications in systems analysis, intelligent systems, marketing, management consulting and training. He has a doctorate in business administration from Southern Cross University with research interests in information systems and business modelling. He is also a certified business intelligence professional with specialisation in business analytics.

Dr Lim’s work experience includes working in large Singapore companies to MNCs in senior corporate, IT and project management positions. As a management consultant and practitioner, he has facilitated organizational initiatives / projects over a span of more than 15 years in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, China, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

Dr Lim continues to be involved in senior management education at local tertiary institutions, teaching information and accounting topics at degree and postgraduate level with research and publishing interests in knowledge management and business intelligence.

This is a face-to-face event, to be conducted on 17 August 2021.

  • Aug 17
    Tue, 9:00 AM - Tue, 5:00 PM Hotel Venue to be Advised
    • $492.20 incl. GST (7%)
    • PD hours: 7

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