Would you say it would help to learn SQL or Python when transferring to FDD from audit?
If so, which one would you recommend? SQL vs Python vs other?

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These skills will not be needed in FDD, better use of time would be in using other data analysis and viz tools, whichever are used by your firm, example PowerBI, Alteryx and advanced excel etc.

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I would be impressed if any normal fdd team is using those things.

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👆🏻alteryx and PowerBI for sure. Those will actually make you more efficient and effective in FDD.

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Almost every deal we have to stack a bunch of trial balances - one tab per month, one file per year - or cumulative activity rather than monthly etc.

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While both are extremely useful, sadly it won’t help much because you’ll probably be using a standardized method that everyone on the team knows. Like M1 said, I’d be surprised any normal FDD calls for anything more than alteryx, power Bi and tableau

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Pwc using tableau more than Bi at least in my region. Think tableau is valued more outside big 4 so I'd learn that out of the two.

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Hi fishes,

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