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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2007
Auditors: Unless you're a total beginner at Excel, don't waste your money or time on this book. Pick a better comprehensive book about Excel, such as Wiley's MS Office Excel 2003 or ANYTHING else - they will cover all those concepts and dozens more, without insulting your intelligence. The idea that this book is for auditors is laughable. More like for 5th graders. I'm almost returned it, but didn't want to waste the time packing it up.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2006
The use of Excel for performing accounting tupe applications is well known and straight forward. In auditing, however, the straight addition type functions that work well in accounting are not adequate. In auditing you need to look at data in many different ways to try to find anomolies (or since Sarbanes-Oxley, fraud) in the financial statements.

This book is intended for Auditors (but I bet you knew that from the title) who have at least a working knowledge of Excel. It then builds on that knowledge to discuss more advanced topics such as Transpose, VLOOKUP, sorting by color, and there's a great deal of information on all the things you can do with Pivot Tables.

This is not a large book, only a bit over a hundred pages, but it's pages are filled with information that will be particularly useful. It has several points where it shows the advantages of using the newest Excel 2007.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This book offers nothing for the Auditor, this is a basic Excel highlight book, this book covers nothing new that isn't already in the self proclaimed "Mr Excel's" other books. I do not recommend this book to anyone above beginning Excel users.
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on March 29, 2010
Book has a simple, lucid style. Tips are good and useful. I knew some of them - there are many I did not know of. Almost all are useful - especially for auditors. That is the key to this book's value. While there may be thouands of Excel tricks - they are useless unless they are relevant and you understand them well enought to use them. The one about selecting a random sample was particularly useful.
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on July 23, 2014
I bought this book with great expectations and interest but this book suits to beginners. Not recommended to veterans and experience hands but a must buy for audit beginners or for anyone who want to do some basic analysis of data!!
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on February 17, 2010
a useful reference tool for fast efficient use of excel. I had to get this book for a masters level accounting information technology class and I will definitely not be selling this textbook back after the semester is over.
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