Loading...

Excel Explained: Auditing Spreadsheets

In this illuminating session, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shares techniques you can use to verify the integrity of even the most complicated Excel workbooks.

OnDemand
Recorded Tuesday,
September 14th, 2021
Presented by David Ringstrom
2.5 CEU Credits
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Computer Skills
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compliance Officer
  • Consumer Lender/Retail Banker
  • Controller/Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • IT Professional
  • Senior Management
  • Small Business Lender
  • Trainer

Save on training and share webinar access across your entire organization.

Request more information

Learn about upcoming events, webinars and discounts.

Sign Up For Email Notifications

In this illuminating session, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, shares techniques you can use to verify the integrity of even the most complicated Excel workbooks. David demonstrates Excel’s formula auditing and error-checking tools, as well as how to verify which cells contain formulas versus values. In addition, David explains how to: find buried worksheets; access password-protected workbooks; use the Conditional Formatting feature to identify duplicates in a list; monitor even minor changes to your workbooks; hide, display, and locate cells that contain comments; and much more.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) 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.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don't change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Covered Topics

  • Adding a macro to Excel that adds the ability to display any formula in a cell comment.
  • Auditing all named cells in a workbook with ease by way of the INDIRECT function in all versions of Excel and the FORMULATEXT function in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Auditing portions of a formula by using the F9 key to temporarily convert part of a formula to a value.
  • Auditing the data source behind pivot tables in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Bringing Excel’s green error-checking prompts under control by managing the underlying rules.
  • Creating bookmarks and nicknames for key inputs by way of the Create Names from Selection feature.
  • Determining at a glance whether a spreadsheet contains links to other workbooks.
  • Determining whether it’s safe to edit or delete a cell by way of the Trace Dependents feature.
  • Differentiating between manual and automatic calculation modes in Excel, and when Excel may default into manual calculation mode.
  • Displaying all formulas in a worksheet at once with the Show Formulas feature.
  • Exploring options for recovering lost passwords for Excel spreadsheets.

Who should attend

Practitioners who review and audit Excel spreadsheets created by others, or those who wish to improve the integrity of their own spreadsheets.


David Ringstrom

Instructor Bio

David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on over 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David's mantra is "Either you work Excel, or it works you", so he focuses on what he sees users don't, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively. To learn more about David, you can view his LinkedIn profile and follow him on Facebook or Twitter (@excelwriter).


Credit Information

Recommended for 2.5 CEU Credit Hours. After attending this webinar, each attendee can receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CEU Credits.