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Excel empowers financial analysis and reporting. Learn advanced techniques, leverage templates and automate processes. Consolidate data from multiple sources, create visualizations and generate PivotTables. Quickly generate insightful, engaging reports.
Microsoft Office Excel is a powerful tool for analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports. Harness the power of Excel for financial reporting and analysis. In this course, learn how to put Excel to use to deliver accounting and financial solutions in critical areas such as formatting reports and financial statements using advanced techniques, assembling and printing reports and schedules, and using templates to automate reporting processes. Also, learn options for consolidating financial data from multiple sources, how to create Excel visualizations to improve reader’s comprehension of financial information and advanced data analysis techniques such as PivotTables connected in real-time to your accounting database.
Like most powerful tools, Excel contains features and functions useful for reporting and analysis that are not immediately obvious to many users. Uncover many of these hidden features to that help prepare computationally accurate and aesthetically pleasing reports in less time.
Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or newer.
Business and financial professionals.
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr. received a bachelor of business administration (accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a CPA, 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, Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a master’s degree in finance from Georgia State University in 1992.
Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education (CPE) courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, 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 19 years, Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.
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, he enjoys an active personal life as well. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, he maintains professional memberships with the AICPA and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.