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Advanced
Accounting
Strong working knowledge of Excel 2007 or newer

Course Description

If you need to build advanced Excel reports, including reports where the source data resides in your accounting software or another database, then this program should be at the top of your CPE list! In this session, you will learn how to connect Excel to external data sources, such as your accounting software database, to extract data for reporting and analysis. Additionally, you will learn how to incorporate PivotTables into your reporting routines. Further, you will learn how to add extend the usefulness of your PivotTables through the following three techniques.

    1. Adding user-defined calculations to your PivotTables
    2. Grouping PivotTable data into fiscal reporting periods
    3. Filter your PivotTables using Slicers

You will also learn best practices for presenting compelling and captivating Excel-based reports and charts, and how to use Excel add-ins to streamline and automate many of the manual processes associated with building Excel-based reports. In sum, if you generate financial or operational reports in Excel, you cannot afford to miss this program!

Many accounting and financial professionals spend far too much time in Excel accessing and converting financial data into useful reports. If there is the chance you may not be taking full advantage of all that Excel has to offer as a reporting tool, then you should make plans to participate in this program.



Instructor

K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group. In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992. Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-four years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,600 educational sessions to over 68,000 participants nationwide. Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Mar 20, 2020
Strong working knowledge of Excel 2007 or newer
WC11206836
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Link and import data from external databases - including multi-table databases - into Excel
  • Use Tables and PivotTables to create accurate financial reports and analyses
  • List and apply Excel shortcuts for formatting financial reports
  • Implement Excel templates to improve reporting productivity
  • Identify opportunities to work with third-party tools to streamline reporting in Excel



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