Excel: Essential Formulas for the Finance Function
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Reducing the amount of time you spend crunching numbers, while improving the reports and analysis you generate, is the focus of this intermediate-level Webcast, which features step-by-step tutorials of 12 indispensable formulas for corporate finance professionals.
Bill "MrExcel" Jelen demonstrates some of his favorite time-saving formulas and provides the corporate context in which they can be used. Each formula has a bevy of applications, but Bill's practical instruction singles out some common uses, including revealing how to:
- Use an obscure version of VLOOKUP to track and update bonuses and commissions when sales data and other performance metrics are updated;
- Allow SmartArt to accept dynamic formulas so diagrams pull in numbers from your spreadsheets;
- Pull the last value of each column from a maintenance log that measures tasks performed on disparate days;
- Create links between a product worksheet and one that itemizes its SKU codes, without having to remember annoying syntax;
- Prevent users from deleting certain cells of your worksheet (there are three ways to do it);
- Eliminate "outliers" from a range that are sure to skew report formulas;
- Test schedules that use days of the week to make sure payroll, deadlines, events and meetings don't fall on weekends or holidays; and
- Sort with a formula, generate ad-hoc totals, spear (3D) sums, embed tables, and always point to specific cells.
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About the Presenter
Bill Jelen, MrExcelBill Jelen, the world's foremost spreadsheet wizard, is known internationally as "MrExcel." His Web site, MrExcel.com, is the premier source for Excel tips and solutions.
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