Excel Features You NEED to KNOW (If you work in Accounting)

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Get Access to My Course “Fundamentals of Financial Analysis” HERE: https://courses.xelplus.com/p/financial-analysisIn this video we’ll cover the top Excel Features that you should know if you work in accounting. They’ll make your work life a LOT easier and they work in most Excel versions. All are great for accountants, auditors, data analysts and anyone else who’d like to use Excel more efficiently. If you have a small business and you are busy with bookkeeping for your small business, this tutorial will help you. Some of these great features include Go To Special in Excel. With Go to Special you can quickly find cells of specific type. For example blank cells. Or cells with formulas or constants. You’ll also learn how to automatically add subtotals by using the Group option in Excel to add groupings and levels to your data. I also include number formatting shortcuts in Excel, like shortcut for date format, currency and more. You’ll learn how to remove duplicates in your data and use conditional formatting on your data. We’ll create drop-down lists with data validation and you’ll learn how to create and use Pivot Tables to analyze your data. Lots to cover. The timestamps are below. Timestamps: 00:00 Top Excel Features For Accountants 00:21 Quickly Identify Cells with Go To Special 01:56 Automatically Add Subtotals in Excel 03:45 Shortcuts for Number Formatting in Excel 04:53 Trace Precedents and Dependents in Excel Formulas 06:38 Use Conditional Formatting to Visualize Your Data in Excel 08:12 How to Remove Duplicates in Excel 09:01 Use Flash Fill to Automatically Fill in Values 10:08 Quickly Filter Your Data with AutoFilter in Excel 11:19 Create Drop Down Lists in Excel with Data Validation 13:15 Easily Analyze Your Accounting Data with Pivot Tables 15:59 Wrap UpTop 10 Excel Functions for Accountants: https://youtu.be/m_SH0TOLsIcLink to more accounting videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmHVyfmcRKywV8Bk6euT02xxtv8YVDkZsComplete article: https://www.xelplus.com/top-excel-features-for-accountants★ My Online Excel Courses ► https://www.xelplus.com/courses/✉ Not sure which of my Excel courses fits best for you? Take the quiz: https://www.xelplus.com/course-quiz/EXCEL RESOURCES I Recommend: https://www.xelplus.com/resources/Get Microsoft 365: https://microsoft.msafflnk.net/15OEg Microsoft Surface: https://microsoft.msafflnk.net/c/1327040/451518/7593GEAR Screen recorder: http://techsmith.pxf.io/c/1252781/347799/5161 Main Camera: https://amzn.to/3a5ldBs Backup Camera: https://amzn.to/2FLiFho Main Lens: https://amzn.to/39apgeD Zoom Lens: https://amzn.to/3bd5pN7 Audio Recorder: https://amzn.to/2Uo5rLm Microphone: https://amzn.to/2xYy9em Lights: http://amzn.to/2eJKg1UMore resources on my Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/shop/leilagharaniLet’s connect on social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lgharani Twitter: https://twitter.com/leilagharani LinkedIn: https://at.linkedin.com/in/leilagharaniNote: This description contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the links. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for your support!#MsExcel #excel #accounting

16 thoughts on “Excel Features You NEED to KNOW (If you work in Accounting)

  1. Leila i want to allocate on account credit with debit balance in ageing different brackets. Please suggest a formula to adjust on account credit with different brackets of ageing on FiFo basis ( first allocate against 420 days then 360 days and so on) plz make a video or at least suggest me a formula i have 365 solution

  2. Here’s a nifty way to flash fill sub accounts. For example the data in Column A is in the format
    1100 – Accounts Receivable
    1210 – Stock
    1510 – Computer Equipment: 1511 – Cost
    1510 – Computer Equipment: 1512 – Depreciation
    2000 – Accounts Payable
    and so on and so on.
    In the first five cells of column B type your example 1100, 1210, 1510, 1510, 2000, and flash fill down. FRED now knows to ignore sub accounts.
    In the first five cells of column C type 1100, 1210, 1511, 1512, 2000, and flash fill down. FRED now knows that if you want sub accounts only if they exist.
    If you try to do it in one step you will get a dog’s breakfast.
    Now this is when FRED gets really, really smart. In the first five cells of Column D type Accounts Receivable, Stock, Computer Equipment Cost, Computer Equipment Depreciation, Accounts Payable, and flash fill down. If that doesn’t get a Wow! out of you…

  3. In my sleepy mode, I managed to add an object that was disliked by Excel mobile, and showed a bar that looked like a border line. Yet with traditional trial and error, it wasn’t going away. Thus coming across “Special Search”, allowed me to find it, and delete it, though for each individual page, as my data entry for deliveries is set for up to 31 days per workbook, for each calendar month. I also had to backtrack to my base template, and do the same thing, for future months.

  4. Did you mention at the beginning which version of Excel has these functions, ‘cos if you did, I missed it. I use Excel 2010 which does not have all the features which you are featuring (pun intended). Although your video has excellent content, it would have been good to know at the outset so I could skip to those items which I can actually use.

  5. Is there a formula to show in which cells of a spreadsheet a plug could have been added. For example, say each cell links to cells from another template but a plug was added at the end of one or more of them, is there a quick way to know which cells as opposed to check them all one by one? Thanks

  6. I work at a large firm in the consulting team implementing ERP solutions. At our weekly team meeting I have been sharing your videos.

  7. Leila teaches subjects SO well, you can learn anything when she is teaching. Thank you, Leila!!

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