I asked a bunch of accountants about their favorite financial calculator and this is what they said*: [Read more…]
Excel is one of those things you can spend a lifetime trying to master everything it can possibly do. Luckily you don’t need to know everything Excel can do to get a lot out of it.
I work with a partner now who is known to make the claim that Excel is the world’s largest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Also, I can tell you when I started in business school at Kellogg, we used two fancy macro workbooks to run sophisticated statistical analysis until they shifted to having everyone use STATA.
STATA was/is infinitely better than Excel, but you’d be amazed at what you can do in Excel, with a little bit of coding know-how.
This post is about the Excel formulas, though – the little statements you type into a cell to make magical things happen.
Read on to dive into the ten Excel formulas you need to know and love to…excel as a consultant. [Read more…]
A few days ago I got an email notification that a person invited me to connect on LinkedIn (If you’re not active there, you should be. Read why here.). It had the default message, so I decided to hit reply and ask how the person found me and what prompted the interest in connecting with me on LinkedIn. This was the message I got back.
I am current pursuing my CPA and live in Chicago. I have completed BEC already and planning to give the other three in next three months. I was randomly searching for CPAs in Chicago to connect ith them in order to learn more about the opportunities available for professionals in the accounting field. Also in case you know about any job openings or opportunities for me please do let me know as I am looking for a job. For any further questions feel free to contact me at any time.
You notice anything wrong with it? The email was nicely written but falls short on a couple of things. [Read more…]
But instead of my telling you again about how I made the transition into consulting, I thought you might benefit from hearing a few other people’s stories. Up first is the story of Zach Steeb.
Enjoy and let me know if you can think of other questions you’d want to ask. [Read more…]