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David Ringstrom

David Ringstrom, CPA (US)

President, Excel Accountant
Atlanta,GA
  • 4.6
  • 4359 reviews
  • 7.9k Professionals Trained
  • 85 Courses

About Speaker David Ringstrom, CPA (US)

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

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

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KP

I was not familar with conditional formating. I don't think it was available in the early versions of Excel, i.e., pre 2003. Great tool and it makes the spreadsheet so much easier to read. If you work with spreadsheets, you need this course. I had a great experience. I would say a detailed excel conditional formatting course with practical practice files.

LS

This was a great presentation! Informative, useful, well paced. I'll be recommending it to my colleagues.

PB

David consistently presents well-prepared, well thought-out relevant content in an understandable fashion. Use his videos as a continuing reference.

BK

Practical and relevant Excel tips!

LF

Very useful information. Utilized some of it the same day as the course

BB

Overall the webinar was really fantastic. The presenter was great and possessed the skills and competencies for this program. He was knowledgeable and was able to answer questions on the spot. A very good lecturer.

JM

I learned a lot from this webinar. I felt the handout was a bit confusing. When the instructor went through it, it was clear, but I felt like the handouts could have been more user friendly for after the webinar when I want to go back and review.

TH

Good

NT

great tips, really enjoyed this

NP

The webinar was informative and descriptive.

AL

I enjoyed your Excel webinar and always able to learn a few new tips and tricks. Thank you so much

AS

A good variety of tips for use in Excel, some of which I was definitely unaware of even as someone who uses Excel throughout the workday. Presenter had many useful examples and kept the tone varied throughout so as to keep attention of the attendees.

JM

Nice tidbits, thank you!

JF

Great

VP

Overall enjoyed the course and felt it was relevant to my career

LC

The webinar was fantastic! I considered myself a pretty advanced Excel user, but I was unaware of many of the tips shared during this webinar.....great content!!!

WMW

The instructor made the content and examples easy to understand and follow. He didn't use acronyms or unfamiliar verbiage when explaining formulas and sequences, which I highly appreciate...coming from a healthcare background.

JM

Instructor was very knowledgeable and had a good tone throughout.

CP

Great!

SH

It was extremely helpful.

PW

Great! I always enjoy and learn so much from these programs!

MZ

This was an excellent webinar

JS

Great teacher. Although went to fast.

MM

This was the best presentation I've ever attended on using software.

AA

Did not receive any course materials

DB

Learned that there is a lot about Excel that I do not know

HN

myCPE is great

CS

The instructor met the course objective and taught the attendees several helpful tips and tricks to use in excel!

CK

Overall my favorite webinar I've watched on myCPE!

HC

The program will help me to work more efficiently.

SC

Excellent webinar

KK

David is just amazing! I have taken another class with him prior to this one.

LM

i thought this was a great course and the instructor was very knowledgeable.

DB

The presenter David, did a wonderful job of showing various automations and means to deal with common Excel problems. Well organized and thoughtful.

GW

This presenter is quite good and never disappoints.

MW

Very informative and relevant.

WD

The slide deck is very comprehensive. It will be useful to reference in the future.

SR

Great webinar I wished I knew Excel as well as the instructor !

HW

Sometimes the webinar moved a little quickly for me, but it was very useful, I learned new things and am happy to have the slides to refer back to.

CL

Good CPE. Useful knowledge

SB

This was a very good course. I liked both the presenter and the material.

DT

The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to share that knowledge in great examples.

MC

David Ringstrom *knows* Excel. AND he can clearly explain it to those who don't.

AL

The instructor was engaging and efficient. I picked up several tips to use in my day-to-day job responsibilities. I would strongly recommend this webinar to all users of Excel; I'm sure this included something for everyone!

TL

Enjoyed the session and learned a lot.

TV

Webinar was easy to follow along and instructor answered questions on the go, so was interactive experience. Audio and connection was clear, so was great experience.

PA

I picked up some great tips that will certainly help in the future. i.e. use of slicer...much easier than what I was doing previously

MA

Very clear & well presented info

LS

I found the content very useful and information. On my 2nd monitor I had an Excel spreadsheet so I could practice along with the instructor. It was a great webinar!

AB

very informative

TK

Very relevant content - presented well. Excellent instructor.

LE

Thoroughly enjoyed this class and will use every single thing covered daily!!

SS

I thought you did a great job. I think we got a little side tracked on items that didn't apply to most of us but that was only a few minutes (data displaying backwards, date formats). Thanks!

CW

Great webinar and teacher. Sometimes goes a little fast to cover all expected

DM

experience was great as usual

JM

Lots of great tips and tidbits.

WM

I appreciate David's training style of review clear steps on a handout for reference later and then to show us live in the system. It allows you to see exactly where in the software to find the features. Also, because it was an organized presentation I appreciate the amount of material he was able to cover! Thanks David - great presentation!

PW

I much preferred the 1.5 hour course to the 1 hour courses I've taken in the past. That extra time helped with getting question answered and ensuring everyone understood what was being taught.

RS

A great session. Definitely will recommend to others.

KM

Great seminar. Quick and to the point. Very easy to learn steps and included things I will actually use!

MM

Awesome tips! Knew a few but learned a few too

CB

Great tips

DT

Great CPE

JM

Well worth the time spent to learn new tricks and tips!

RH

I've used Excel everyday for over a decade and still learned a few new tricks.

QG

Webinar was great quality! I learned a lot about different functions of Excel that I was unaware of previously.

TV

The instructor was very detailed and answered questions during live session was very helpful. MyCPE provides webinars that are very interactive and engaging for the audience.

MR

Good course, a little too fast paced for someone who is not very advanced with Excel

KF

I loved the content it will help me immensely with my spreadsheets.

AB

It was a great learning experience, full of tips and tricks that are relevant and helpful for Finance professionals. Thank you!

JG

I have been using Excel for years, and it's amazing how much I don't know! Excellent course and instructor~

SB

I thought it was an excellent class!

PB

Find David's seminar most useful

EA

Amazing tool, very professional.

TV

Instructor had great examples that could be used in everyday job. Moderator helped troubleshoot connection issues with presenter. Overall great webinar.

TV

Instructor had great examples that could be used in everyday job. Moderator helped troubleshoot connection issues with presenter. Overall great webinar.

TV

Instructor had great examples that could be used in everyday job. Moderator helped troubleshoot connection issues with presenter. Overall great webinar.

RL

Very informative and interesting.

AG

Good seminar to show different functions available in Excel that I hadn't used before.

JD

I really enjoy having the opportunity to view the topics that relate to my job and improve my skills.

KN

The presentation was excellent and informative.

MB

My favorite excel session on myCPE to-date

MV

Great class! very practical class. thank you!

EA

Great webinar. Very useful for all Excel users.

EA

I am a very comfortable excel user, and I learned a lot from this presentation.

EA

Great demonstration and very relevant to all Excel users. I appreciated that the facilitator walked through commonly seen issues and how to resolve them.

CA

I enjoyed the learning styles shared- hands on and written. He showed us examples step by step for viewers to understand.

JK

David Ringstrom's seminars are always well-constructed, he uses an effective 3-step method of instruction, and he addresses questions on the fly. Always informative and always well worth my time.

RB

Great Course and Instructor!

AN

Very helpful info

SV

Best Free webinar I have ever attended.

SL

The excel skills taught today can save our time in the daily job. The skills are very practical and the explanation of those skills is very clear and concise.

ADT

Great explanation of function and how used as they related to the various version and releases of Excel.

DB

Registering was easy. Logging into the program was easy. The program was well presented and there were no technical issues. Great platform!

DM

The instructor, content and duration of the training were on point!

DC

Great experience

HM

I took this webinar to meet a requirement for an MBA class I’m in. I am very glad I chose this topic, I found it to be very helpful and relevant to my current accounting position as well as the classes I’m currently enrolled in. David did a wonderful job and I plan on attending more of his webinars!

CB

Good Class

CB

Good Class

TC

very useful class. Thank you for offering it.

TC

very useful class. Thank you for offering it.

RE

I'm sorry again this was not what I was expecting when I signed up for the class. Overall though the material was great and presented very well, it just isn't what I was actually needing for what I do at the present time.

JA

David does a great job of making not so east topics and skills easy to understand in bite size steps.

LL

instructor is interesting and not boring

EA

As always, David is a rock star.

LW

Everything was very engaging!

DR

I would consider myself advanced at Excel, but this webinar showed me some really insightful Excel shortcuts that I used the very next day! Also, the instructor is really good about answering questions during the webinar.

CA

I was very pleased that the material was presented for people to learning style, hands on on paper.

SK

All myCPE course I attended have been very beneficial to me. I have always applied what I have learned to make me an effective and efficient user.

PN

myCpe is a great plattform and I am very happy I found it.

KD

Zoom meeting worked perfectly, no glitches or outtages

DC

Easy tips that I wasn't aware of that will be helpful in the future. I enjoyed the class.

DC

good topic

DH

I really like seeing him do the exercises in real time as an example.

LR

I was very happy with this presentation. It was structured nicely and I loved that content material was available for download prior to the presentation, the instructor not only managed to stay on track and present all items on agenda but also answer Q&A throughout, and that the webinar is available for download after the presentation to refer back to.

JB

Thanks David

TK

very well received information and presenter

CS

The instructor went very fast and included a lot of Excel shortcuts that I will never use. However, a few things that I learned will be very helpful.

BC

Presenter was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and did a great job of blending in questions on the go. He knew what he had time for and what he needed to respond to later. I have learned a few new tricks that I'll be implementing immediately!

TI

Seems just about right.

KM

Great

VG

This was a great course

SM

Straightforward. Easy to understand. I enjoyed the class.

SM

Straightforward. Easy to understand. I enjoyed the class.

DA

David Ringstrom gave helpful and useful examples for excel. I will definitely implement many of them.

WA

Excellent course and an excellent knowledgable instructor

DF

Very efficent presentor. The subject matter was very good, a little over my head but now I know the tools are there.

DC

Great content, I walked away with at least 3-4 new excel skills I will use frequently.

DB

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HL

I'm an avid excel user and thought I just needed an update to 365 version. But, I learned so much more than that. I will use a lot of what I learned in this webinar for my position. I recommend this to any and all excel users. David's presentation was great and I will take more of his classes.

KP

Definitely learned some time saving tips such as using the Quick Access Toolbar, and formatting sub-totals.

MM

great job. got a tad slow in the middle but it could be that this was familiar ground for me.

JA

a lot of this presentation was new information for me, but good information at a good cadence for learning.

TC

I've been using Excel for years but Dave was able to share some tricks that I haven't used before to help improve Excel usage.

TC

I've been using Excel for years but Dave was able to share some tricks that I haven't used before to help improve Excel usage.

MB

The specific examples in Example were very helpful.

CA

He showed different features I was unaware of, and how these features were useful in the table.

NH

Great webinar; knowledgeable instructor and useful information.

RA

I have fantastic experience from the webinar and able to gain some life long skills

CC

wonderful presentation. wish it could have been longer. can't wait for his next one. definitely looking into excelaccountant!

VB

Very pleased with quality of content. Presenter did an excellent job explaining what he was doing. Well done!

BD

Very solid program

CD

Great job!

TP

Great content, reliable web meeting

DM

My overall experience was fantastic. I do use Excel now and learned some shortcuts that I wish I'd known sooner. I plan on taking part 2 next.

UN

David Ringstrom actively engaged with the chat/Q&A while presenting the module, which rarely happens as most instructors leave all the questions till the end. By addressing them immediately, he reinforced what the learning objective was.

CR

I always learn something new from these Excel courses taught by David. The course material is very informative and David is always welcoming to questions throughout the webinar, which makes it very interactive and keeps us engaged.

ADT

This was my first MyCPE course with David Ringstrom. His tips were extremely helpful, especially at providing a clearer insight to the INDEX and COUNTA functions. My biggest take away was a breakthrough to understanding POWER QUERY. The Charting suggestions and other various tidbits will save tons of time.

JP

Thank you for showing me new things Excel can do!

CF

Very informative! I learned a number of things that I can implement in my daily role that will provide me with time savings.

JT

I thought the presentation was good and showed various time saving methods.

PS

The tips and tricks provided by our instructor were shown in an easy to follow manner and with examples that could really translate into anything.

EM

Humbling. The instructor has incredible knowledge of advanced functions I did not know existed.

SB

I enjoyed the real life examples the instructor used and both methods of screen shots on the power point and live action of the steps within Excel.

KH

great value and inroduction to providers of CPE

MUA

I learnt many trick and tools I never heard of. Very good experience. The Instructor presented all the things very well. I will definitely recommend this to my colleagues and staff.

SR

Outstanding!

SM

Really strong instructor... EXCEL can seem daunting but he really makes it understandable and doesn't try to overwhelm with a huge volume of topics.

KN

Great learning experience.

DH

This was a great webinar and definitely a learning experience. I have quite a bit experience in excel and this webinar taught me things I hadn't seen before and was extraordinarily helpful.

JD

Excellent class. The instruction method of showing steps and then performing steps was very effective.

JD

Excellent class. The instruction method of showing steps and then performing steps was very effective.

RT

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DP

Great course, very relevant information for role in finance.

CR

I have attended multiple Excel webinars instructed by David and I always found myself learning something new. The subjects are explained very clearly and I like the helpful handout included for reference as well.

KN

Very informational. I would highly recommend this to anyone that works with Excel.

DO

The information was relevant for my job. Also, appreciated the willingness to assist with my issue.

TN

great class!

GH

Very well presented course. I learned several new things about Excel. Instructor did an excellent job of presenting material in an easy to understand fashion and at a pace that allowed you to keep up and take notes. He also answered questions and went back over material if someone said they did not fully understand or needed clarification. Well done.

JLS

This was an excellent program

LL

Informative, insightful, very helpful webinar

DP

This is a great webinar that demonstrates how to set up the formula and also provides the formula so that you do not have to write-it down while you are in class.

BS

One of the best free cpe courses you can take on mycpe

QL

Excellent webinar! The information presented was very educational. I did learn something that could help me save time for my job.

TL

The instructor with his spreadsheet workbook really made the class. By providing us with his formulas in comment format makes it much easier to reference compared to other Excel classes I have attended. He did a Great Job!

DD

Dave is a superstar in excel! Very helpful tips and tricks!

JS

Very informative

DW

Very informative and useful

SM

Great job and love the examples and ability to follow along. Thanks for providing the files /slides for future references

CB

Awesome Presentation!!

LR

The instructor presented the materials in an easy to understand format. He also addressed additional questions and gave an e-mail address for any additional future questions. I would take additional sessions from him in the future. Also, the moderator did a fantastic job.

LB

THe handouts are amazing. I appreciate that the instructor taught the class even though he wasn't feeling well that day.

CA

David's webinar are always a great resource.

SL

This was amazing and will definitely save me time. I need to complete reporting on a weekly basis and I will befit greatly from these skills.

LL

Awesome webinar - packed full of helpful, useful information!

DA

Very useful shortcuts.

LS

I really enjoyed the webinar!

GM

Learned some very useful tricks to Excel that I can actually use.

CL

The instructor spoke at a good pace not to fast! Thank you! I could follow along and practice in my own spreadsheet which helps me remember what I learned as well. These little tricks save so much time and who knew. I appreciate these courses so much. I don't always remember everything but if I can take away a few things to make my life easier this is so valuable.

CL

The instructor spoke at a good pace not to fast! Thank you! I could follow along and practice in my own spreadsheet which helps me remember what I learned as well. These little tricks save so much time and who knew. I appreciate these courses so much. I don't always remember everything but if I can take away a few things to make my life easier this is so valuable.

WD

I enjoyed this webinar and learned a few new shortcuts. The instructor and host were both great and attentive to questions. The handout materials are very informative on their own and will be very useful as quick reference guides to help prompt my memory when needed. The instructor used the handout to talk us through the steps, and then followed up by showing us. I am a person that needs to read through steps first and then follow up by watching someone and then going through the steps myself. In this webinar, I had plenty of time to do the steps myself while the instructor was going through them a second time. It was perfect for my learning style.

DL

I like the structure and how it was presented.

SB