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Excel is one of the most popular end-user tools in the accountant’s portfolio. Spreadsheets enable us to quickly and flexibly perform analysis that otherwise would be difficult or time-consuming; however, there is a tendency to place undue trust in them.

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Latest from the Excel Community

The Excel Community is a 'one-stop shop' for accountants who want to use Excel better and understand and minimise spreadsheet risk.

Excel Tip of the Week #417 - Custom data types

Hello all and welcome back to the Excel Tip of the Week! This week we have a Creator level post in which we’re going to look at expanding data types with our own custom ones. For a refresher on normal data types and how they work, check out TOTW #384.

Power Query versus VBA – part 2

Please note that this is article aims to demonstrate a range of Power Query techniques and is not intended to be used to perform any actual tax calculations, which are often subject to a range of additional considerations.

Excel resources

Features and articles

Excel Tip of the Week #417 - Custom data types

Hello all and welcome back to the Excel Tip of the Week! This week we have a Creator level post in which we’re going to look at expanding data types with our own custom ones. For a refresher on normal data types and how they work, check out TOTW #384.

How to review a spreadsheet

ICAEW’s Excel Community has launched a new guide setting out common sources of spreadsheet error, how to review them with confidence, and steps you can take to give the next user a helping hand.

Webinars and recordings

The top 10 Excel formulas

Excel "Tip of the Week” author David Lyford-Smith goes through the most used and most popular formulas in Excel – collated from Microsoft’s own list of the most popular plus a couple of choices of our own.

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Data visualization with Excel dashboards and reports

Large corporations like IBM and Oracle are using Excel dashboards and reports as a Business Intelligence tool, and many other smaller businesses are looking to these tools in order to cut costs for budgetary reasons.

Using Excel for business and financial modelling: a practical guide (3rd edition)

A hands-on guide to using Excel in the business context. Contains step-by-step instructions of how to solve common business problems using financial models, including downloadable Excel templates, a list of shortcuts and tons of practical tips and techniques you can apply straight away. Formerly titled Using Excel for business analysis.

Principles of financial modelling: model design and best practices using Excel and VBA

A practical guide to financial modelling, demonstrating how to plan, design and build financial models.

Financial modeling in Excel for Dummies

A beginner's guide to financial modeling using Microsoft Excel.

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