New features added to Excel beginning with the 2016 release offer tremendous opportunities to improve Excel-based reporting, for both financial and operational reporting. Data models, Power Query, Data Analysis Expressions, Power Pivot, and many other tools can help you to create more powerful reports and schedules in less time than ever. Bundle these tools with some of Excel’s “legacy” features, and you have significant new opportunities to improve your Excel-based reporting environments.
In this fast-paced seminar, you will learn about the importance of using Power Query to link data into Excel data models and how you can manage these data models to facilitate better and more efficient reporting. Additionally, you will learn how you can incorporate tools such as Key Performance Indicators, Slicers, and Timelines into your reports to enhance the analytics and understandability of the data. Further, you will learn best practices to quickly and easily format your spreadsheets to give them a polished and professional appearance. If you use Excel for any reporting process, this is a must-attend course in 2021.
Fundamental knowledge of Excel 2016 or newer
: Excel users who want to improve Excel-based reporting processes to create accurate reports quickly and easily
• Name at least three deficiencies associated with traditional Excel-based reporting practices
• Distinguish between the roles of tools such as Power Query, Power Pivot, and Data Analysis Expressions in next-generation Excel-based reports
• Cite the steps for creating data queries and transformations using Power Query
• Identify the opportunities for managing Data Models in Power Pivot
• List the steps necessary for summarizing data from a Data Model using a PivotTable
• Specify examples of formatting options and tools that you can use to enhance the appearance of an Excel-based report
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 $350.00
Member Price $250.00