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11 tips to boost your excel skills

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11 tips to boost your excel skills

  1. 1. INTHEBLACKLEADERSHIP . . INTHEBLACKLEADERSHIP . STRATEGY . BUSINESS 11TIPSTO BOOSTYOUREXCELSKILLS
  2. 2. GAININGNEWINSIGHTSFROMMICROSOFTEXCEL Excel continues to add features and improve its experience for users, particularly those finance professionals who want to dig into their data and gain new insights. Neale Blackwood CPA, founder of A4 Accounting, provides Excel training, webinars and consulting services, and shares his knowledge in a monthly column for INTHEBLACK magazine. The following slides feature some of his recent articles. Challenge yourself to learn something new in Excel from one of them.
  3. 3. GOBEYONDTHE BASICSINEXCEL Can you convert an existing budget into a forecast in Excel? Can you use conditional formatting to identify important information? Why would you use icons and how can you incorporate them into a spreadsheet? Here are 11 handy demonstrations of how to use Excel better. CLICK THROUGH ON EACH SLIDE TO LEARN MORE FROM THE ARTICLE AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO.
  4. 4. Converting a budget into a forecast Is it possible to convert an existing budget into a forecast in Excel? Yes, and this tutorial will show you how. READMORE
  5. 5. Excel’s Treasure maps On a treasure map, X marks the spot. When it comes to mapping tables, Excel makes its mark and can provide treasure in the form of identifying new relationships and trends not apparent in separate datasets. READMORE
  6. 6. Allocating amounts across months Excel’s MOD function can make your life easier when you are drawing up budgets and forecasts. READMORE
  7. 7. How the Excel LEN function helps you allocate values month by month Sometimes you need to allocate amounts to specific months; this technique shows how the LEN function works in Excel. READMORE
  8. 8. Excel reporting dashboards: how to make them work for you Reporting dashboards are more popular than ever. Here’s how to get the most out of Excel reporting dashboards. READMORE
  9. 9. How to use a PivotChart to create interactive Excel charts There are a number of ways to create an interactive chart in Excel. The quickest and easiest way is to use a PivotChart. READMORE
  10. 10. How to do conditional formatting in Excel Conditional formatting in Excel enables you to apply a format to a cell or range of cells, so you can identify important information. READMORE
  11. 11. How to use Excel’s message box feature When you record a macro in Excel, you create a repeatable set of commands in a language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Here’s how to add basic interaction to a recorded macro by using message boxes. READMORE
  12. 12. How to use Excel’s IF function A new logic function has been added to Excel 2019. Learn how to use the IF function to build decision-making into your spreadsheets. READMORE
  13. 13. How to use icons in Excel Using icons in Excel spreadsheets enhances your ability to get your message across. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how. READMORE
  14. 14. Hitting the slope charts in Excel The slope chart is a popular way to compare past and present performance in Excel. READMORE
  15. 15. More resources from CPA Australia: • Recorded webinars • Workshops • Online courses READMORE
  16. 16. INTHEBLACK.COM

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