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2024 Excel Essentials for Today's Accountant: Become an Expert in One Day

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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

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This course explores the increasingly complex features of Excel that facilitate efficient data analysis.  We will introduce numerous analytical methods and techniques by using practical examples to illustrate how to unleash the power of Excel when manipulating, analyzing and reporting information and dive into the powerful, but potentially under-utilized, capabilities of Microsoft Excel.  Designed for sophisticated users willing to approach spreadsheets from a unique perspective, this program encourages users to challenge the status quo by considering opportunities to take acceptable spreadsheets to a new level.

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 you encounter in your professional and personal endeavors
  • Evaluate lesser-known but powerful Excel functions
  • Assess your mindset of professional skepticism that helps you explore the edges of Excel’s capabilities

Major Subjects
  • Using formulas to manipulate and transform data
  • Using formulas and reference formulas such as =VLOOKUP
  • Using pivot tables
  • Understanding Solver to perform multivariate analysis
  • Awareness of advanced functions
  • Creative methods for data manipulation
  • Using intellectual curiosity and professional skepticism to develop a problem-solving mentality
  • Real-life examples of innovative ways to analyze and report data with Excel
  • Using Excel to perform e-mail merges
  • Enhance creativity in your approach to developing Excel models Computer software and application 

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.


Mon, Aug 05, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Wed, Aug 21, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:39pm EDT
Wed, Sep 11, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:39pm EDT
Tue, Sep 24, 2024 - 07:00pm to 10:39pm EDT
Thu, Oct 03, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Fri, Oct 18, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:39pm EDT
Sat, Nov 09, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:39pm EST
Mon, Nov 25, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:39pm EST
Thu, Dec 05, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EST
Wed, Dec 18, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:39pm EST
Mon, Dec 30, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:39pm EST
Fri, Jan 03, 2025 - 12:00pm to 03:39pm EST
Mon, Jan 20, 2025 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EST
Sat, Feb 01, 2025 - 04:00pm to 07:39pm EST
Mon, Feb 24, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:39pm EST
Mon, Mar 03, 2025 - 12:00pm to 03:39pm EST
Wed, Mar 19, 2025 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Thu, Apr 10, 2025 - 07:00pm to 10:39pm EDT
Fri, Apr 25, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:39pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For Practitioners, members in industry and other accounting professionals a better understanding of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel 
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 4/1/21
Prerequisites A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Date Added to Catalog 3/12/2024

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 6


Kathy D - Portland, Michigan

"So much information! I want to re-watch so I can practice! Thank you for all the tips!"

Alyce F

"Excellent course and presentation!"