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Three ways you can use an Excel Pivot Table in your company's accounting

by , 23 July 2014
Excel is a great tool when it comes to your company's accounting. It's something all computers have and we all know how to use. But there are some tips and tricks you can use to turn your Excel into an accounting power house.

One such trick is to use Excel Pivot Tables to change and transfer data quickly and efficiently.

They're incredibly helpful, especially when you use then in one of these three ways...

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Use Excel Pivot Tables to speed up your accounting process

A Microsoft Excel Pivot Table can help you summarise a lot of data very quickly. It can condense it into just a few lines. With Pivot Tables you can get the information you need quickly and accurately. This turns a five hour job into a five minute one!
The reason is, when you create a Pivot Table, you can import the fields you want into a new Excel spreadsheet and into a completely changeable format.
This is a huge advantage in your efforts to manage your company's bookkeeping. 
Pivot Tables are especially useful when you use them in these three ways...

Use Pivot Tables in these three ways to make the most use of them

To speed up your accounting process, use Excel Pivot Tables to:
1. Draft your management accountings; 
2. Itemise your inventory; and
3. Draft your fixed asset register.
These are accounting records that need to be flexible and changeable. By using Pivot Tables to create them, that's exactly what they'll be. Otherwise, if you use traditional Excel reports, you'll have to spend hours changing the formatting and entries.
So if you want to create your Excel accounting records quickly and effectively and have the option to change them later, you must use Excel Pivot Tables.
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