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Excel Accountant: Beyond VLOOKUP

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  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CPA/CITP
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • Maryland Tax Prep.
  • ACCA
  • FPAC
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
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Course Description

Course Description

David explains helpful ways you can improve the integrity of your spreadsheets using Excel’s lookup functions. The online CPE course leads with a comparison of exact and approximate matches with VLOOKUP, and then comparisons to the HLOOKUP and LOOKUP functions. The Online Webinar then covers a variety of troubleshooting techniques for VLOOKUP and wraps up with a discussion of other alternatives such as MATCH/INDEX, SUMIF, and SUMIFS.

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, demonstrates every technique at least twice in this online continuing education course: 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 online webinar 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.

This Online Excel CPE webinar covers the following key topics:

  • Using the MATCH function to find the position of an item in a list.
  • Utilizing Excel’s IFERROR function to display alternate values when VLOOKUP returns an error.
  • Removing the Table feature from a worksheet if it’s no longer needed.
  • Contrasting the INDEX and MATCH combination to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
  • Avoiding the complexity of nested IF statements with Excel’s CHOOSE function.
  • Future-proofing VLOOKUP by using Excel’s Table feature versus referencing static ranges.
  • Contrasting the INDEX and MATCH combination to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Enabling VLOOKUP to look up data from the left (instead of only from the right) by using the CHOOSE function.
  • Transforming numbers stored as text into values by way of the Text to Columns wizard.
  • Learning about the IFNA function available in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Identifying situations where VLOOKUP may return #N/A instead of a value.


Learning Objectives

  • To identify what you can use in place of the word TRUE in VLOOKUP to return an approximate match.
  • To recall the maximum number of criteria pairs that the SUMIFS function permits.
  • To state the purpose of the IFERROR function.

Recommended For

This excel CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, CVAs, Tax Practitioners who can benefit by using a variety of lookup functions to work more efficiently in Excel.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • VP Accounts
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPD Credit of Computer Software and Applications for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Computer Software and Applications for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CE Credit of Computer technology for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00969-22-O)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 2 CPE Credit of Computer Software and Applications for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Software and other process controls for Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)
  • 2 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 2 CRE Credit for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 2 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

David Ringstrom

Partner, Excel Accountant

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

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Ratings and Review

4.6

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CB

Catherine Bernard, Masters (Accountancy)

Dec 21st, 2021

I have enjoyed these Excel classes and they have enhanced my Excel knowledge.

LM

Laurie Mollica, CPA (US)

Jan 20th, 2022

Good presentation

CMPP

Corinne M Pfeiffer Pfeiffer, CPA (US)

Jan 6th, 2022

Definitely learned a few tips and tricks I did not know. There is so much in excel that is available and this class unleashes some more functionality.

AS

Azra Sabanovic, CMA

Dec 20th, 2021

The overall experience of this webinar was great - the instructor was clear and concise and I liked that he elaborated on different versions of excel for the audience.

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Cameron Gwinn

Sep 15th, 2021

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Excel Accountant: Beyond VLOOKUP

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