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Excel - Two Must Know Features: Defined Names & Tables Webinar

CPE

When
Aug. 10
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
CXOXLS121W2
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

Excel has over 500 functions and among those, Defined Names is one of the top choices in creating formulas that make your spreadsheets work better for you. After understanding what they are and how to properly create Defined Names, you will wonder how you managed without them for so long. This course is designed to build the foundation to becoming an Excel Formula Expert. Our focus will be on design techniques that should be used when creating formulas. You will learn how to use Defined Names and Excel Tables as an important and fundamental part of EVERY spreadsheet. You will learn techniques that most advanced users don't implement in their spreadsheets but should. After completing this course, you will be well on your way to becoming an Excel Formula Expert. This session is presented using Excel 2013. Regardless of the version you are using, ALL concepts covered in this course apply to ALL versions of Excel. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this class you will have the ability to...

  • Use Defined Names to create formulas more efficiently
  • Create Excel Tables to improve spreadsheet accuracy
  • Utilize structured calculations in Excel Tables

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Using Defined Names in formula creation
  • Learning how Defined Names can lead to more accurate spreadsheets
  • Structured calculations in Excel Tables


Speaker(s)

Bryan L. Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA

Bryan is an author and top-rated presenter of numerous courses on technology related topics for CPAs. He also serves as virtual CIO advisor for CPA firms and professional service organizations. He focuses on helping firm leaders understand the issues and opportunities associated with deploying information technology to improve productivity and enhance client services and increase profitability.

Professional Experience and Credentials

  • Past Chair, MACPA Information Technology Task Force
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Past Member, AICPA CITP Credential Committee
  • Past Treasurer of the Microsoft Project Users Group (Detroit Chapter)
  • Past Chair, MACPA Leadership Task Force
  • Regional Director in charge of mid-market technology services for top 10 accounting firm
  • Executive Manager of top 100 firm serving as Regional Director of consulting and IT  audit services
  • Former Senior Manager of top 100 firm responsible for developing and leading IT consulting services group
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • Member of the Information System Audit and Control Association
  • Extensive experience in leading world class organizations through mission critical IT systems deployment

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