Advanced Excel Skills for Accountants

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Sep 22, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT Register
Oct 22, 2020 | 01:30 PM EDT Register

Course Description

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explains helpful ways you can improve the integrity of your spreadsheets using Excel’s lookup functions and pivot tables. In this comprehensive presentation, David reveals alternatives to VLOOKUP, including the HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH, and SUMIFS, as well as the new XLOOKUP function in Office 365. Lookup functions are only the start, though. In many cases you're only a few mouse clicks away from transforming overwhelming lists of data into meaningful reports with pivot tables.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Office 365 version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Office 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new-feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Who should attend: Practitioners who can benefit by using a variety of lookup functions to work more efficiently in Excel.

Topics covered:

  • Understanding how the VLOOKUP function allows you to look up data instead of having to manually reference individual cells.
  • Using VLOOKUP to perform approximate matches.
  • Identifying situations where VLOOKUP may return #N/A instead of a value.
  • Contrasting the INDEX and MATCH combination to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Using the SUMIFS function to sum values based on multiple criteria.
  • Explaining the new XLOOKUP worksheet function being rolled out to Office 365 users.
  • Identifying the ideal data for analysis with Excel’s PivotTable feature.
  • Creating a pivot table to transform lists of data into on-screen reports.
  • Distinguishing the differences among pivot table-related menus in Excel 2013 and later versus older versions of Excel.
  • Adding rows to a blank pivot table to create instant reports.
  • Discovering four different ways to remove data from a pivot table report.
  • Determining which refresh commands in Excel update a single pivot table versus all pivot tables in a workbook.
  • Filtering data within pivot tables in Excel 2010 and later by way of the Slicer feature.

Learning objectives

  • Apply a variety of lookup functions in order to work more efficiently in Excel.
  • Recognize why the INDEX and MATCH combination is often superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Contrast pivot tables to lookup functions.

About Presenter

David Ringstrom, CPA

President, Accounting Advisors, Inc

david@acctadv.com

I own an Atlanta-based training and consulting firm that helps businesses nationwide streamline accounting challenges. Our specialties include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sage 50/Peachtree Accounting
  • QuickBooks

Our services include training, technical support, accounting automation, and problem solving. I have spoken at conferences or meetings for these organizations:

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Institute of Real Estate Managers
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • South Carolina Society of CPAs
  • Georgia Government Finance Officers Association
  • Atlanta chapter, American Society of Women CPAs
  • Perimeter Chapter, Georgia Society of CPAs

I teach over 200 live webinars annually on Microsoft Excel across roughly two-dozen training providers. I am available for in-house training or select conference engagements as well.

I am the co-author of Idiot's Guide to Introductory Accounting. I've published hundreds of freelance articles on various topics, including Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Accounting, QuickBooks, Peachtree Accounting, and more.

I serve as the technical editor for several books in Wiley's Dummies series, including QuickBooks for Dummies, Quicken for Dummies, Peachtree for Dummies, and more.

Specialties: Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications, Sage 50, Peachtree Accounting, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Accounting, freelance writing, training, business consulting

Accounting Advisors is an Atlanta-based firm helping businesses nationwide streamline accounting challenges. Our specialties include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sage 50/Peachtree Accounting
  • QuickBooks

Our services include technical support, training, accounting automation, and problem solving.

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. CPE is issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
  • This event may be a recorded rebroadcast of a live event done in past and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.
  • If you are Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) many of our courses qualifies for your verifiable CPD requirements you will get your certificate for the program. You can check a tab of “Webinar Qualifies for” for the same.However please do verify with respective regulatory body about the eligibility for the same.
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  • Cost $20
  • CPE Credits 1
  • CPD Credits 1
  • Subject Area Computer Software and Applications
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm CPA - Large Firm Accounting Firm CPA (Industry) Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Accounting Practice Owners Senior Accountant Entrepreneurial Accountant Accounting Managers Staff of Accounting Firm
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Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
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Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT View Details/Register
BASIS CALCULATIONS & DISTRIBUTIONS FOR PASS-THRU ENTITY OWNERS SCHEDULE K-1 ANALYSIS (LATEST)
Monday, September 21, 2020 | 08:00 AM PDT View Details/Register
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