Are Your Excel Spreadsheets Accurate? Are You Sure?

Introduction Microsoft Office Excel is a cornerstone tool for most business professionals. We use it for everything from financial reporting and analysis to budgeting and forecasting to tracking project statuses and all things in between, even including our Holiday shopping lists. Given our personal and professional dependence on this tool, maybe we should take a … Continue reading

Excel-Based Dashboards

Excel-based dashboards are powerful and here to stay.  For many years, this was a bit of a dark art.  While there are some very clever tricks in creating dashboards in Excel, dashboards are not difficult to learn. Dashboards became popular a number of years ago.  George B. Blake is credited for realizing that long paper … Continue reading

Reducing Fraud With Technology

Introduction The statistics are everywhere and they are startling – fraud continues to run at epidemic levels, not only in the United States, but also across virtually all countries. In fact, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the typical organization loses approximately 5% … Continue reading

How Good Are You With Excel?

By: Will Fleenor, CPA, Ph.D. So you think you are pretty good with Excel. Have you ever had any formal Excel training? Or, are you self-taught? If you are self-taught, you are likely not as good as you think you are. Doubt that last statement, do you? How about a simple test? If you know … Continue reading