K2's Testing and Auditing Excel Workbooks

Wednesday, August 18 1:00pm - 4:30pm

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Webinar, UT 00000

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4.00 Credits

Member Price $170.00

Non-Member Price $195.00

Overview

Excel errors continue to plague organizations of all sizes and as spreadsheets become ever-more common, the effects of these errors will continue to impact virtually every Excel user and those who rely on Excel-based data and analyses. Fortunately, that need not be the case because many options exist to prevent, identify, and correct spreadsheet errors before they adversely affect reports and decision-making processes. 

In this session you will learn how to apply best practices to reduce the error rate in workbooks that you and others on your team create and edit. Equally important, you will learn how to take advantage of add-ins for Excel that can programmatically scan and audit your spreadsheets to identify potentially disastrous errors while there is still time to correct them. You do not want to miss this opportunity to learn how tools such as PerfectXL, ClusterSeven, and ActiveData can help you and your team to identify and correct potentially disastrous spreadsheet errors.

Prerequisites

Fundamental Understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and newer

Designed For

Business professionals seeking to reduce errors and improve accuracy and efficiency when working with Microsoft Office Excel. Although many of the concepts in this program apply to Microsoft Office Excel for the Mac, this course focuses on techniques found in Microsoft Office Excel for Windows

Objectives

• List common causes of spreadsheet errors and the potential impact of these errors
• Identify best practices to reduce the number of errors in Excel workbooks
• Cite examples of Excel Add-ins to programmatically identify spreadsheet errors

Preparation

None

Leader(s):

Leaders

Lawrence McClelland

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.

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Non-Member Price $195.00

Member Price $170.00