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K2's Testing and Auditing Excel Workbooks

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Tommy Stephens
Course Levels:
4 hours
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Excel errors continue to plague organizations of all sizes and as spreadsheets become ever-more common, the effects of these errors will continue to impact virtually every Excel user and those who rely on Excel-based data and analyses. Fortunately, that need not be the case because many options exist to prevent, identify, and correct spreadsheet errors before they adversely affect reports and decision-making processes.


In this session you will learn how to apply best practices to reduce the error rate in workbooks that you and others on your team create and edit. Equally important, you will learn how to take advantage of add-ins for Excel that can programmatically scan and audit your spreadsheets to identify potentially disastrous errors while there is still time to correct them. You do not want to miss this opportunity to learn how tools such as PerfectXL, ClusterSeven, and ActiveData can help you and your team to identify and correct potentially disastrous spreadsheet errors.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List Common Causes of Spreadsheet Errors and the Potential Impact of these Errors
  • Identify Best Practices to Reduce the Number of Errors in Excel Workbooks
  • Implement Various Excel Add-ins to Programmaticaly Identify Spreadsheet Errors

Major Subjects
  • Information Technology
  • Excel
  • Auditing Spreadsheets

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

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 provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 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 twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 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 thirty-one 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.


Wed, Mar 03, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EST
Mon, Mar 15, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:39pm EDT
Thu, Apr 01, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:39pm EDT
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Fri, Oct 01, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:39pm EDT
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EDT
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:39pm EST
Tue, Dec 07, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:39pm EST
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:39pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental Understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2010 and newer
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business Professionals Seeking to Reduce Errors and Improve Accuracy and Efficiency when Working with Microsoft Office Excel. Although Many of the Concepts in this Program Apply to Microsoft Office Excel for the Mac, This Course Focuses on Techniques Found in Microsoft Office Excel for Windows  
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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