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Practical Excel Topics for Today’s Accountant

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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This course introduces practical ways that public accountants can use Excel to enhance both the efficiency and effectiveness of client engagements. We will reinforce core concepts by illustrating ways that Excel is a tool for analysis and reporting. We will introduce numerous analytical methods and techniques by using practical examples to illustrate how to unleash the power of Excel when obtaining, analyzing, and reporting information.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Apply a variety of advanced formulas to analyze and manipulate data
  • Identify solutions to data analysis problems
  • Identify how Excel can be used as a tool to address data analysis problems encountered in client engagements
  • Explore ways to enhance engagement efficiency using Excel

Major Subjects
  • Data validation
  • Underutilized, but powerful, formulas
  • Formulas for manipulating, transforming, and cleansing data
  • Formulas for data analysis
  • Reference formulas such as =VLOOKUP
  • Pivot tables
  • Solver as a tool for performing multivariate analysis
  • Mail merge
  • Custom formatting

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

Chris Harper Related Seminars and Products

Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Sat, Dec 16, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:56pm CST
Wed, Dec 20, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:56pm CST
Fri, Dec 29, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:56am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For Public accounting professionals seeking a deeper, more practical understanding of Microsoft Excel
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 2022
Prerequisites Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel
Date Added to Catalog 09/2022

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 13


Angie R

"Great presenter, excellent resource for excel tips and tricks"

Roy S

"Very well put together webinar."