Dashboards & Reporting Using Microsoft Excel

Available Online, Public or In-House Training

Business professionals are frequently required to prepare management reports, scorecards, and dashboards. Attending this course will help you reach advanced Excel levels allowing you to produce such important reports. The course starts with pivot tables, the most important tool ever created to perform data reporting, analysis and reconciliation. It then continues with high level modeling techniques, integration and report visualization, and it ends with automation. Your take-away is guaranteed to add value to your daily and periodic tasks. This course is a must for every intermediate-level Excel user.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use their Excel expertise in data slicing and dicing, data massaging, data aggregation, data integration with Access, web, text, SQL, and other databases using pivot tables
  • Perform advanced and dynamic data validations
  • Design outstanding visualization charts, dashboards, scorecards, and flash reports
  • Develop master-level report solutions using advanced form controls and buttons
  • Record, write and edit powerful macros that will perform routine tasks in no-time

•Financial statements
•Financial reporting
•Accounting for current non assets and liabilities
•Newest standards published by IASB

Target Audience

Business professionals, accountants, finance analysts, senior and junior accountants, business analysts, accounting and finance professionals, research professionals, marketing and sales, administrative staff, supervisors, general staff from any function who need to learn and apply state-of-the-art techniques to their daily business reporting, reconciliations, and analysis. Pre-requisite: Intermediate-level Excel knowledge or attendance of Meirc’s Next Generation Excel course.

Target Competencies

  • Reporting, analyzing, and reconciling
  • Data modeling
  • Integration with external data sources
  • Report structuring techniques
  • Automation and macros
  • Charting and visualization techniques

Essential reporting requirement skills

  • The 20 rules of pivot tables and pivot charts
  • Slicer techniques
  • Advanced pivot charts techniques
  • Multiple consolidation ranges
  • Importing text files
  • Connecting to access databases
  • Connecting to SQL databases
  • Customizing connections properties

Advanced data structuring techniques

  • Custom and advanced data validation
  • Creating and managing innovative conditional formatting
  • Dependent drop down list
  • Data validation with conditional formatting
  • Data entry form 

Charting and visualization techniques

  • Creating dynamic labels
  • Using the camera tool
  • Working with formula-driven visualizations
  • Using fancy fonts
  • Working with sparklines
  • Fancy thermometer charts
  • Thermometer chart
  • Performance against chart range
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