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Excel Accountant: What-If Analysis

  • Accountant
  • 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
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
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Course Description

Course Description

This informative online Excel CPE course presented by David is designed to teach you how to implement Excel’s powerful What-If Analysis tools. David explains how and when to make use of Excel’s Scenario Manager, how to use the Data Table feature to compare calculation results based on two or three inputs, how to use Excel’s Goal Seek feature to perform basic what-if analyses, and more.

 Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPAdemonstrates 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 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.

This online Excel CPE webinar covers the following key topics:

  • Enhancing the Summary Report generated by the Scenario Manager with range names.
  • Using the Summary Report aspect of Scenario Manager to compare different scenarios side by side.
  • Implementing a simple Excel macro that will empower you to apply multiple scenarios at once when you have more than 32 inputs.
  • Exploring the Forecast Sheet feature in Excel 2016, which can extrapolate trends based on existing data in your spreadsheets.
  • Enabling Excel’s Solver Add-in for more complex what-if analyses.
  • Pausing Goal Seek when necessary to check the status of calculations that involve large numbers.
  • Contrasting Excel’s Data Table feature with traditional approaches used in spreadsheets.
  • Avoiding the need to write repetitive formulas with Excel’s Data Table feature.
  • Utilizing the PMT worksheet function to calculate loan payment amounts.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify when to use Excel’s Goal Seek feature versus Solver.
  • To describe how to apply Excel’s Solver Add-in for more complex what-if analyses.
  • To recall how to use the Data Table feature in Excel to compare calculation results based on varying inputs.

Recommended For

This online Excel CPE course will be helpful for CPAs, CMAs, Accounting, and Finance Professionals seeking to understand the what-if problem-solving capabilities in Excel.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • VP Accounts

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 of Data analytics for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CE Credit of Computer technology for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00957-22-O)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Data analytics 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 CRE Credit for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 2 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 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 :
    Basic Knowledge Of Excel Functionalities
  • 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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George Pappas, Tax Professional

Jan 14th, 2022

As always, outstanding course, presentation and course materials. Thanks again!

Excel Accountant: What-If Analysis

$20

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Subject Area

Computer Software and Applications

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