NCLGBA offering ONLINE simulcast of Winter Conference Excel Workshop

NCLGBA offering ONLINE simulcast of Winter Conference Excel Workshop

UPDATE: The start time for the online simulcast of this workshop has been changed to 2:30 p.m. The session time is 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

NCLGBA is pleased to announce, in response to member requests that we are offering an ONLINE SIMULCAST of our “Excel for Budget and Financial Analysis” workshop, which will be offered during the 2010 Winter Conference on Thursday, December 9th, starting at 2:30 p.m.

In light of the challenges that many of our members are facing due to limited or nonexistent travel budgets, NCLGBA is using this opportunity to simulcast one of its regular conference workshops.

This workshop will focus on tools and features within Microsoft Excel that practitioners can use to effectively analyze and evaluate financial information. The workshop will incorporate these lessons into a case study example of a critical element of the budget process: employee payroll analysis and forecasting.

This workshop is being offered for the special rate of $25 per host site (i.e., office, conference room, desk, etc.). However, if you are one of the FIRST THREE REGISTRATIONS we receive, your site will be able to participate FOR FREE!

To register for this workshop, please visit the following link:

Conference Online Simulcast – Excel Workshop (12/9, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.)

The workshop will be presented by Kenneth Hunter, Budget & Evaluation Manager for the City of Rocky Mount. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact Ken directly by email to kenneth (dot) hunter (at) rockymountnc (dot) gov.

Excel Proficiency Tests

Earlier today, a member of the NCFinance listserv sent out a request for examples of tests jurisdictions are using to judge applicant and employee proficiency in Microsoft Excel.  There are a couple of different tests and samples available online that you can use as the basis for developing your own:

http://www.business.uiuc.edu/oim/Short_Course/ExcelProficiencyTest.pdf

http://www.jaxworks.com/test.htm

http://www.snowcrest.net/dsp/Excel_Q.htm

If you want an idea of specific features that make excellent gauges of proficiency when developing an Excel test, please consult this article:

http://askjonpaul.com/2007/04/29/test-of-excel-skills-in-finance.aspx

To improve your proficiency in Microsoft Excel, make sure to attend the Excel workshop at our upcoming NCLGBA Summer Conference, July 14-16. For more information on registration and hotel reservations, please visit our conference page.