With approximately 500 functions now available in Excel, it is easy to overlook some of the newer and more powerful tools available. But, if you do that, your productivity will suffer. In this session, you will learn how you can take advantage of many of Excel’s more advanced features – some of which are new, and some of which are legacy – to elevate your productivity to higher levels.
In this session, you will learn about many of Excel’s newer tools, including XLOOKUP, SUMIFS, SWITCH, and STOCKHISTORY. Also included in this session are discussions of advanced financial functions, such as IPMT and PPMT, and how to retrieve summarized data easily using GETPIVOTDATA and CUBEVALUE. Additionally, you will learn how to make sophisticated calculations easier with Dynamic Array formulas, how to harness the power of the AGGREGATE function, and how to create more accurate forecasts with Excel’s FORECAST.ETS function. No matter your level of experience working with Excel, participating in this course is sure to help you work more efficiently and effectively in Excel.
Fundamental knowledge of Excel 2016 or newer
Business professionals who work with Excel and want to extend their knowledge of advanced features and functions to become more accurate, effective, and efficient with spreadsheets
• List examples of best practices for constructing formulas in Excel spreadsheets
• Identify situations in which each of the following functions might be useful: SUMIFS, SWITCH, and STOCKHISTORY
• Distinguish between the XLOOKUP function and legacy Excel functions such as VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH
• Cite examples of when using Dynamic Arrays would be useful
• Differentiate between Excel’s AGGREGATE and SUBTOTAL functions
• Identify conditions in which the FORECAST.ETS function is preferable to the FORECAST function
Mac McClelland, an attorney and accounting professional, is an associate of K2 Enterprises of Hammond, Louisiana, and Network Management Group of Hutchinson, Kansas. Mac was formerly the director of the Centre for Financial Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he lived and worked for seven years from 1990 to 1996. He was also a member of the faculty of the Advanced Business Programme, ranked in the top 100 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, specializing in business strategy and strategic management accounting. He gained his practical experience in information systems with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and has an established practice in business and technology consulting. Services offered include technology assessments and plans, accounting software selection, advanced cost system analysis and design, LAN/WAN design and implementation, and customized business and technology training. Mac has taught hundreds of continuing professional education seminars to accountants and business managers in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia. His presentations are highly rated, and he has won several awards for teaching excellence. Mac has been published in leading business and practitioner journals, including Tax Ideas, Computers in Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand, and the top-rated Journal of Accounting Research.
Non-Member Price $195.00
Member Price $170.00