I just looked at the last date I blogged and realized that I am woefully behind!
I have been very busy. I just finished writing a step-by-step EBook on Pivot Tables.
This time I wrote the EBook both for CPE credit and then created a separate EBook for people looking to purchase the EBook but who don't need CPE credit for it. Go to http://cpaselfstudy.com/category_14/Excel.htm if you are looking to purchase the CPE course (It is a 5 Hour course). If you just want to purchase the Ebook, you can find the information on that over on the top right-side of the blog under EBooks and Videos for Purchase.
In addition to that, I just finished reviewing an Excel course entitled "Excel Time Value of Money Functions for CPAs " which was written by Joe Helstrom and which can also be found at http://www.cpaselfstudy.com/.
Finally, I just finished my first 1 hour video course on Excel Tools and Tips. I am very excited about that and hope to add a few more soon.
Plus, of course it is summer and you know how that goes!
So, I am taking the lazy approach here and picking an excerpt from a course Joe and I wrote recently entitled " Fraud Audit Techniques Using Excel" that I thought you might find useful. If you are interested in this course go to
Using the Weekday() Function in a Fraud Audit
You can use date functions to identify potential fraud such as checking for activity on weekends.
One quick test is to see if journal entries are being processed on a weekend.
• Select cell E2 and type =Weekday(A2,1)
• Press Enter
• Copy it down the column
• Click on the Conditional Formatting icon on the Home Tab
• Enter 5 in the dialog box and click OK
Your data should look like the screenshot below:
You can easily see what transactions were occurring on Saturday and Sunday (6=Saturday and 7=Sunday)