K2's Data Analysis Using Power Pivot WEBCAST

Wednesday, December 22 7:00am - 9:00am PST

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2.0 Credits

Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00

Overview

With Power Pivot, your PivotTable reports can become even more powerful than you might have thought possible. This powerful tool can connect directly to many external data sources to link data directly into your reports. Alternatively, you can use it in conjunction with Power Query for superior data import and transformation capabilities. Further, DAX functions allow you to create sophisticated calculations in your PivotTables, adding even more analytical capabilities. And the relational database functionality of Power Pivot provides all the tools necessary for building an intermediary database from multiple data sources. Put Power Pivot to use immediately by participating in this session, which surely will help you improve your analytical and reporting processes.

Highlights

Connecting to external data sources. Relating multiple tables to create Data Models. Summarizing and analyzing data. Using DAX to create user-defined calculations.

Prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge of computer operations and Microsoft Office Excel, including creating PivotTables.

Designed For

Accountants and business professionals who are seeking to improve financial analysis processes by taking advantage of the Power Pivot feature found in Windows-based versions of Excel.

Objectives

Differentiate between ordinary PivotTables and those created with Power Pivot. Identify the advantages of working with Power Pivot. Explain the procedure for building a PivotTable using Power Pivot. Define Data Models, Data Analysis Expressions, and Key Performance Indicators.

Preparation

None.

Notice

None.

Leader(s):

Leaders

Thomas Stephens Jr

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. 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, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. 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 courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. 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 nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. 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, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well. He and Michelle – his wife of twenty-nine years – have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00