In this practical webinar, Excel expert, David Ringstrom, CPA, shows you how to create resilient and effective budget spreadsheets. You will learn helpful techniques, such as how to separate inputs from calculations, streamline formula writing, preserve key formulas, create both operating and cash flow budgets, and implement several key Excel functions.
You will see each technique demonstrated at least twice: 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. You will also receive an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples used 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.
You will learn how to:
- Employ the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
- Build operating budgets quickly based on detailed supporting schedules that provide an audit trail.
- Employ the Name Manager feature to make corrections to range names or store notes about assumptions.
- Use range names to streamline formulas and bookmark key inputs within a workbook.
- Improve the integrity of budget spreadsheets by isolating all inputs to a single worksheet.
- Learn how the Table feature empowers you to improve the integrity of Excel spreadsheets.
- Craft formulas to compute gross margins, projected sales, commissions, and related amounts.
- Preserve key formulas using hide and protect features.
- Avoid the complexity of nested IF statements with Excel’s CHOOSE function.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- State the purpose of the Use In Formula command.
- Identify the data integrity improvement that the Table feature adds to VLOOKUP.
- Name the direction that VLOOKUP typically returns data from.
Suggested Audience: Practitioners seeking to build budget spreadsheets that can be updated effortlessly and that contain easy-to-follow supporting calculations.
Prerequisites: None. Experience with Excel Pivot Tables Recommended.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Computer & Software Applications (2 hours)
Format: Live Webcast
Credit Type: Self-Study credit (Please note that to receive Self-Study credit you will need to complete a final exam after viewing the webinar.)