Introduction to Spreadsheets: Part 1

02:30 PM ET | 11:30 AM PT | 01:30 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , Certificate by the Speaker ,Q/A and 60 Min Live Webinar

"Hear From David H. Ringstrom, CPA he is president and founder of Accounting Advisors, Inc."

Structural basics of Excel worksheets and workbooks


If you’ve new Excel spreadsheets or your skills have gone fallow, this session is just what you need. Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, takes you through the basics of Excel spreadsheets to equip you to understand how to build a spreadsheet, including using worksheet functions and Excel features. He'll also orient you to various aspects of working with Excel.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2019. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2016, 2013, or 2010 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.  

Areas Covered

•         Mastering Excel’s order of operations for mathematical formulas.
•         Using keyboard shortcuts to navigate your way through worksheets.
•         Understanding the difference between working within a cell versus working on a worksheet.
•         Managing column widths within your spreadsheets.
•         Getting oriented with Excel’s grid of rows and columns.
•         Learning the nuances of copying formulas within Excel spreadsheets.
•         Understanding how to enter dates in an Excel spreadsheet.
•         Using a keyboard shortcut so you’ll never have to manually type $ signs in a formula again.
•         Copying formulas efficiently down one or more columns at the same time.
•         Discerning the nuance of entering text into worksheet cells.
•         Utilizing the PMT worksheet function to calculate loan payment amounts.
•         Surfacing hidden Excel commands instantly by way of the Tell Me feature in Excel 2016 and later.

Learning objectives:

•         Recall how to skip confusing menus by way of time-saving mouse tricks and keyboard shortcuts.
•         Apply the structural basics of Excel worksheets and workbooks.
•         Identify Excel’s order of operations for mathematical formulas.

Who will Benefit

•       Accountants
•       CPAs
•       CFOs
•       Controllers
•       Income Tax Preparers
•       Enrolled Agents
•       Financial Consultants
•       IT Professionals
•       Auditors
•       Human Resource Personnel
•       Bookkeepers
•       Excel Users
•       Marketers
•       Government Personnel

Industries who can attend

•         Accounting and Finance
•         Business
•         Excel Users
•         Consulting
•         IT
•         Auditing
•         Human Resources
•         Marketing
•         Sales
•         Government
•         Tax

Speaker Profile

David H. Ringstrom, CPA

David H. Ringstrom, CPA is president and founder of Accounting Advisors, Inc. He started the firm in 1991 and provides consulting and training services nationwide. He is a nationally recognized Microsoft Excel expert, and regularly teaches live webinars on spreadsheets and other topics. David has written freelance articles on Microsoft Excel and accounting software for over 15 years, and he has served as the technical editor for over 30 books about accounting software. He is presently the lead author on a book about introductory accounting

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