This course provides a concise overview of Google Sheets, a cloud-based spreadsheet application by Google. Similar to Excel, the tool allows users to enter numbers, apply formulas, prepare graphs, create charts, use pivot tables and more. While Excel is the default tool and industry standard for most accountants, Sheets has many underrated capabilities which are clearly superior to Excel. These include online collaboration, team communications, mobility, version control, revision history, cloud storage, translation, Google integration, and scores of third-party add-ons. You’ll walk away knowing how to use a whole new array of spreadsheet features not found in Excel that can boost your analytical powers and accelerate your financial workflow.
What is Google Sheets? Key set up steps and apps. Key strengths and weaknesses. Google Sheets vs. Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets versions. Quick start guide. Things you can do in Google Sheets that you can’t do in Excel. Google Sheets add-ons. Google Sheets help resources.
Practitioners who want to explore Google Sheets as a Microsoft Excel alternative and online spreadsheet platform rich in collaboration, mobile and artificial intelligence features.
Identify the key capabilities and user interface of Google Sheets. Create, edit and format presentations using Google Sheets. Recognize features unique to Google Sheets that are not available in Microsoft Excel. Add plug-ins that extend the power of Google Sheets. Use Google Slides in tandem with Microsoft Excel.
Eve Borenstein is a partner in Borenstein and McVeigh Law Office (BAM!), a Minnesota law firm that is the base of Eve’s national tax practice and services nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations exclusively.
Separate from the law firm, Eve operates a teaching and speaking consultancy offering instruction on nonprofit and exempt organization mandates, Eve Rose Borenstein, LLC.
Eve received her law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and thereafter embarked on exempt organizations tax work at a “Big 8” accounting firm. From 1989-2003 she maintained a solo practice serving tax-exempt non-profit corporations, and in 2004 created the BAM Law firm with nonprofit corporate counsel Ellen W. McVeigh. From her law firm’s practice and through her teaching and speaking, Eve works to assist diverse nonprofit organizations with tax-exemption qualification, corporate planning and compliance. The bulk of her legal practice is representing exempt organizations before the Internal Revenue Service and/or State regulators on audit, qualification and classification issues; through 2009 she had represented more than 850 organizations before the IRS.
Eve volunteers extensively with multiple professional committees, including the American Bar Association’s Tax Section Committee on Exempt Organizations, from which she serves as a liaison to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Exempt Organization Technical Resource Panel. Through such service, and individually, Eve was integrally involved in the IRS’ Redesign of the Form 990. She was chosen by the IRS to be one of two private practitioners on the IRS Tax Talk Today TV broadcast in November 2008 dedicated to the Redesign of the Form 990, and has appeared multiple times since with IRS officials on educational panels concerning that Form.
Eve was also one of the original non-IRS collaborators in the Form 1023 Revision Project that culminated in that Form’s October 2004 “make over”. She enjoys teaching and speaking and is committed to “helping the sector (and its advisors) do it right the first time!”
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