Excel for Accounting Professionals Session 5: Error Trapping and Improving Lookups
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Excel for Accounting Professionals Session 5: Error Trapping and Improving Lookups

Speaker: Jeff Lenning, CPA, CITP

  • Format

    Webcast

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Duration

    2h

This session walks through the limitations and suggests how to improve the VLOOKUP function

Learning outcomes

  • Move beyond VLOOKUP with INDEX
  • Trap errors with IFERROR
  • Use the IF function
  • Improve the use of VLOOKUP with VALUE/TEXT
  • Improve the use of VLOOKUP with MATCH

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Overview

As popular as the VLOOKUP function is, it has limitations. This session walks through the limitations and suggests how to improve the VLOOKUP function. We then discuss how to move beyond VLOOKUP. We spend time trapping errors with the IFERROR function, which was first rolled out with Excel 2007.

This hands-on workshop is an effective way to learn Excel, since you’ll be completing the same exercises demonstrated by the instructor. A link will be provided so you can download the necessary Excel files. During the session, the instructor will provide time for you to complete the exercises using your Microsoft Excel for Windows. For each topic presented, the instructor explains the topic and demonstrates it with Excel exercises. Then, the instructor provides time for you to complete many of the same exercises. Finally, the instructor demonstrates the solutions for all exercises in the practice workbook, then moves to the next topic. This format allows you to work alongside your instructor, rather than just watching passively, enabling you to immediately practice the skills demonstrated.

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • Limitations of the VLOOKUP function
  • IFERROR function

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals

Professional development

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Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:2h
Format:Webcast
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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Speaker

  • Jeff Lenning, CPA, CITP

    Author of Excel University In his live CPE training sessions, Jeff Lenning CPA CITP has shown thousands of CPAs and accounting professionals across the country how to use Excel to streamline their work and become more efficient. Several publications have featured his Excel articles, including the Journal of Accountancy and California CPA Magazine.

    Highlights After graduating from the University of Southern California, Jeff began his career in the audit practice at Arthur Andersen's Orange County office. He was a senior financial analyst at Gateway computers and the accounting manager at Interpore Cross International. In 2000, he founded Click Consulting Inc., a technology-consulting firm that specializes in Excel training, consulting, development, and personal coaching.

    Professional Involvement He is a past president of the CalCPA OCLB Chapter, the former chair of the California CPA State Technology Committee, co-chair of the California CPA OCLB Chapter Technology Committee, a board member of the California CPA OCLB Chapter, on the California Society of CPAs Council, and an instructor for the AICPA and the California CPA Education Foundation. A Microsoft Office Certified Excel Expert, he is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer. He was recently recognized with the California CPA Education Foundation's Award for Instructor Excellence.