All articles with 'accounting' Tag

5 tips: Power Query for Accountants (and finance people) – Free Masterclass

Published on Sep 3, 2018 in Master Class, Power Query

Do you work with accounting or finance data? You are going to love, no scratch that, adore Power Query. It can save you precious time, make you look like a hero in-front of clients and keep you sane.

In this masterclass, learn all about Power Query for accountants (and other kinds of finance people) & 5 tips.

Why Power Query?

Power Query is a data processing software. Using Power Query, you can create process driven programs (queries) to collect data, clean or reshape it, calculate things and publish final output as a table. Once you create a query in PQ, when the underlying data changes, you just refresh the query and brand new data will be fetched, cleaned and published for you.

For example, you can use Power Query to combine ledger files from various accounts to one master file with Power Query. No more VBA or manual copy pasting. Just one query and you are done.

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Matching transactions using pivot tables [video]

Published on Jun 10, 2014 in Pivot Tables & Charts

Last week, we learned how to use formulas to reconcile (match) transactions in Excel. Today, lets take a look at even faster and simpler way to do this:

Using Pivot Tables


Here is a short video explaining the technique and why it works. See it below

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Matching transactions using formulas [Accounting]

Published on Jun 6, 2014 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Matching transactions using formulas [Accounting]

Imagine you are the head of Accounts Receivable department at a large company. Drab, I know, But humor me and imagine.

Now, every month you get a transaction report.

And you want to know which numbers are matching up.

i.e, if your company gave Vendor-0002 $872.34 on 1st of April, 2014 and your received below payments from them subsequently,

  • $427.77 on 1st April
  • $152.88 on 2nd April
  • $291.69 on 2nd April

Then you consider the account matched since the total received is same as total payable.(427.77 + 152.88 + 291.69 = 872.34).

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Preparing Profit / Loss Pivot Reports [Part 2 of 6]

Published on Feb 10, 2010 in Learn Excel, Pivot Tables & Charts
Preparing Profit / Loss Pivot Reports [Part 2 of 6]

This is part 2 of 6 on Profit & Loss Reporting using Excel, written by Yogesh Data sheet structure for Preparing P&L using Pivot Tables Preparing Pivot Table P&L using Data sheet Adding Calculated Fields to Pivot Table P&L Exploring Pivot Table P&L Reports Quarterly and Half yearly Profit Loss Reports in Excel Budget V/s […]

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P&L Reporting using Excel [Part 1 of 6 on Excel & Accounting]

Published on Feb 4, 2010 in Learn Excel, Pivot Tables & Charts
P&L Reporting using Excel [Part 1 of 6 on Excel & Accounting]

With this post we are starting a new series on how to do basic accounting in Microsoft Excel. In this and next 5 posts, we will aim to setup Profit & Loss account reporting for multi-location retail company.

During this series we will learn how to make P&L reports on various criteria with just few clicks.

Many users find it difficult to manage their P&L reporting for Multi Location organization.

We will be using Pivot Tables for our reporting purpose and will take example of a Retails chain with multiple locations divided into various regions.

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Midterms and nothingelse

Published on Feb 23, 2005 in Random

On a dark night, I am sitting in my room with QT textwondering whether to learn T-Test or go out for a Tea Taste Tomorrow (or rather today) is the last day of mids. Got QT and OM exams. Sofar finished majority of QT. will go through OM once I comeback from T break. Actually […]

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Published on Feb 20, 2005 in Random

When i was a kid, i was fascinated by numbers. So much so that I used to top all the maths courses. Later during the engineering first year when I failed to add 2 matrices in the final exam I felt like suiciding. It was such a shame for me. All the penchant for numbers […]

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Accounting of Exams !

Published on Jan 22, 2005 in Random

Well, you have seen them all. Cost accounting, management accounting, HR accounting, this accounting, that accounting. But Accounting of Exams??? Well, I guess there is no such concept in existence till now. Hmm, so something original, you must be thinking. But even if you are remotely aware of the blog title you will remember that […]

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See the learning

Published on Dec 19, 2004 in Random

Note: This post assumes minimum knowledge of cost accounting terminology. Also anything that has ‘account’ in it written by an engineer would be highly sarcastic. You are warned! Scene 1 (Location: our very own parliament house, Time: just after a loksabha winter session)Speaker: (Sigh!) another round of mindless damage to this house. Last year during […]

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Kingsize weekend

Published on Dec 13, 2004 in Random

After coming here the meaning of weekend blurred a lot. We have seen some crazy weeks in both the terms. Day before yesterday was different experience altogether. Unlike weekends for most people living in India, certain sample of hazaar people celebrate it in a different way. Their weekend starts on Saturday afternoon and ends on […]

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Published on Oct 4, 2004 in Random

Classes will begin for the term 2 in another 40 mins. 🙂 well, today we have fin, accounting and bto2 sessions. Should be an interesting day for the one who has prepapred for the classes. Thanks largely to the vacation, i got lazy and havent completed the reading assignments for BTO2. It seems i am […]

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The mother of all terms

Published on Oct 1, 2004 in Random

Done with my registration for term 2 today morning. Got the reading material for the term too. Well, the material is simply intimidating. One of the books actually looked like a dictionary. Dont know howmuch I can comprehend. Broadly the out line of the term is, Monday 4th October – classes begin Thursday 20th October […]

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T1 – An Interim Status Report

Published on Oct 1, 2004 in Random

I am here for the Term 2 of the PGDM. Before I start blabbering anything about the t2 I think a review of the term one might be a good read. Like everyother soul on this hill I also came with infinite dreams and unlimited($) hopes to this place. Well, looking back at the term […]

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And the proverbial Nail in the coffin…

Published on Sep 15, 2004 in Random

Somedays, life seems highly miserable and hopeless. Well, not for cribbing but for the fun part of the life under thousand tonnes of pressure read on. Start the day at 12:00 by reading some come-dicks accounting case and trying to learn and appreciate their taxation policies and lease mechanisms, not to mention about the amortization […]

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Published on Sep 14, 2004 in Random

Thats the general feeling of PGP1 on the hill. Todays paper was a major fart with so much of globing. I started understanding why many people hate HR. Tomorrow accounting and qt are there. Hope they go peacefully. Otherwise, there is nothing much happening here. See you after the exhams. Chandoo Current Y! status says: […]

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