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Excel Essentials for Today’s Accountant: How To Become an Expert in One Day

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Technology
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.



This course explores the increasingly complex features of Excel that facilitate efficient data analysis.  We will introduce numerous analytical methods and techniques by using practical examples to illustrate how to unleash the power of Excel when manipulating, analyzing and reporting information and dive into the powerful, but potentially under-utilized, capabilities of Microsoft Excel.  Designed for sophisticated users willing to approach spreadsheets from a unique perspective, this program encourages users to challenge the status quo by considering opportunities to take acceptable spreadsheets to a new level.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Apply a variety of advanced formulas to analyze and manipulate data
  • Identify solutions to data analysis problems
  • Identify how Excel can be used as a tool to address data analysis problems you encounter in your professional and personal endeavors
  • Evaluate lesser-known but powerful Excel functions
  • Assess your mindset of professional skepticism that helps you explore the edges of Excel’s capabilities

Major Subjects
  • Using formulas to manipulate and transform data
  • Using formulas and reference formulas such as =VLOOKUP
  • Using pivot tables
  • Understanding Solver to perform multivariate analysis
  • Awareness of advanced functions
  • Creative methods for data manipulation
  • Using intellectual curiosity and professional skepticism to develop a problem-solving mentality
  • Real-life examples of innovative ways to analyze and report data with Excel
  • Using Excel to perform e-mail merges
  • Enhance creativity in your approach to developing Excel models Computer software and application 

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

Chris Harper Related Seminars and Products

Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Tue, Apr 16, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:42pm AKDT
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 - 03:00pm to 06:42pm AKDT
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:42pm AKDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For
  • Practitioners, members in industry and other accounting professionals a better understanding of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel 

Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 05/01/2022
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Date Added to Catalog 02/01/2022

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 118


Thomas H

"Well done"

Paul T - West Hartford, Connecticut

"Excellent course, great job Harper!"

Susan M

"Excellent Instructor. Excellent hands-on examples! Watching for more classes taught by this instructor!!"

Jennifer R

"I learned a lot-including functions I did not know Excel had!"

Steven L

"I hope there is another course further along in the spectrum of this space. "

Stacy S

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Jennifer P

"Great knowledge!"

Jessica L

"Speaker was very knowledgeable and confident in what he was saying. Kept the audience very involved as well!"

Scott G

"Thank you for this course. It's the first one that I've purchased in this format. It certainly won't be the last."