Get the most out of Excel with these how-to articles, videos and sample spreadsheets
Excel remains popular because it is continually being updated but it can be difficult to stay on stop of all the updates and how they might work best for you. There are some Excel functions that I believe all accountants should know and the following updates will be ones they want to use:
Fine-tuning your date tables with public and school holidays could help improve forecasting accuracy and add an extra level of useful information.
Flexibility and constant updating lie at the heart of Excel’s success, says Neale Blackwood CPA, who in October 2017 marked 15 years of writing Excel Yourself columns for INTHEBLACK.
The SUBTOTAL function is the smarter option when it comes to calculating grand totals in Excel.
Upgrade your skills and use Excel’s visualisation capabilities to add bling to your presentations and make them more effective.
Charts are a fast way to visualise data, and with Excel 2016 creating a waterfall chart is easy.
The little used but versatile MOD function in Excel can be used to specify end-of-quarter dates and even handle periodic payments.
Take the time to learn new Excel skills and functions. Not only will it cut your workload, it might earn you a promotion, says a management accountant-turned Excel expert.
Excel’s CurrentRegion command can be used to create dynamic ranges in a macro for an advanced filter, making your code more useful and flexible.
Most people just scratch the surface with Excel, but by learning one or two new tools they could make it a faster and more versatile time-saver.
Combine two Excel functions to quickly see sales trends month-on-month and year-on-year.
Excel’s XNPV function provides more accurate results when comparing long-term investments with irregularly timed cash flows.
Liam Bastick, an Excel MVP, is on a mission to uncover Excel’s hidden powers
For the last couple of decades Excel has been the most popular tool to convert raw data into reports and charts. This could change soon as more people start to use Microsoft’s new Power BI. This is the second of three articles showing how you can use Power BI to get the most out of your data.
For the last couple of decades Excel has been the most popular tool to convert raw data into reports and charts. This could change soon as more people start to use Microsoft’s new Power BI.
8 handy demonstrations on how to use Excel better.
9 handy Excel tips that work.
Get a handle on Relationships with Excel 2013’s Data Model feature and create PivotTable reports with ease.
Excel lets you adapt a budget model to handle several scenarios.
Calculating an average value across varying periods is simple when you use Excel’s OFFSET function.
Get a handle on Relationships with Excel 2013's Data Model feature and create PivotTable reports with ease.
When you need to filter out unwanted items in an Excel spreadsheet, the versatile solution is to bring out the Slicer.
The VLOOKUP function is an extremely useful tool, so ensure you know how to avoid common pitfalls.
Common reasons for the #N/A error - and the way to deal with this problem when it arises.
A series of formulas can help solve the problem of working out pay levels or salaries for various job classifications.
Make it easier to see where data belongs - or is missing - by setting up and using consistent Styles throughout your Excel files.
Helpful and easy to use, Flash Fill is an Excel superhero that often flies under the radar.