Controller Series: Technology – Must Have Excel Competencies

Excel has long been included in the accountant’s toolbox. Even though Microsoft Power BI and other big data tools such as Qlik and Tableau are becoming more important, Excel is still a “must have” tool. We cover what the accountants of today should know about Excel to improve their efficiency, access data, and gain insights into the company, industry, and economy.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the tools that controllers should know, such as Excel’s Power Pivot and Big Data
  • Identify the relationship between Excel and Lean techniques
  • Recognize how Excel complements data analytics
  • Recall tricks and shortcuts to improve Excel use for your staff

Major Topics
  • Reality of Excel use
  • Gartner – Magic Quadrant of tools for data analysis
  • Will Excel go away?
  • Two essential Lean principles
  • Misuses of Excel
  • APIs (Automated Program Interfaces)
  • Relationship between Excel and data analytics
  • Excel tips and tricks

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

Aspiring leaders and leaders of teams and organizations

Fields of Study
Computer Software & Applications



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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