Excel Accountant: Error Prompts

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David Ringstrom, CPA

Excel Accountant

  • CPA
  • CMA
  • CPA(Canada)

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • History Worksheet Name2 mins
  • Transpose Data22 mins
  • Types of Formula Errors29 mins
  • Worksheet Function Evolution33 mins
  • Error Checking Command35 mins
  • Circular References72 mins
  • Data Security Prompts87 mins
  • Protected View90 mins
  • Remove Unnecessary Add-Ins102 mins

Course Description

Error prompts even while working on a simple spreadsheets are one of the most irritating things, isn't it? We bring here a comprehensive course by eminent Excel Expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explaining the intricacies of Excel and the error prompts and how it can be encountered.

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 and 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.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify different errors in an Excel worksheet
  • To recognize how to manage error checking prompts, error checking command and tracing error command
  • To select and apply Excel’s Filter feature to scan a column for # sign errors
  • To recall how to improve the odds of Excel creating a backup copy of your work so you can recover easily from program crashes
  • To identify which section of the Excel Options dialog box that allows you to the Protected View setting

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)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm





The self-study functionality is great with two kids under two years old. I like these Excel course because of how they promote learning by showing step by step screenshots and an actual example within the program.