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Excel Resources for Accountants
Now that Not Just Numbers has been running for a while, I thought that it might be useful to pull together a number of the Excel resources available on the blog and from the Feechan Consulting Group.
Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Pivot Tables and you can learn how to set one up with the following videos:
If you want to learn about Pivot Tables in more depth, there are two video training courses available from Feechan Consulting:
Sometimes a pivot table is great for doing the number crunching, but you wish to use the results in a more flexible layout - for example, a management accounts format. To do this you will need the GETPIVOTDATA function:
Pivot tables come into their own when analysing large amounts of data, which can come from existing software packages:
Or be keyed in:
Often you need to look up data from elsewhere within a spreadsheet, maybe to add new data to the source data for a pivot table. To do this you use the VLOOKUP function:
A couple of other useful tips with many applications are given below:
Although I try to avoid macros where possible, sometimes you just need to automate a repetitive task:
A number of useful functions are discussed above, but here is a useful way to get to grips with an Excel function:
For a useful application that ties many of these techniques together, have a read of:
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