Excel has saved me thousands of
hours work and earned me thousands of pounds maybe this website will have something to help
Excel for Accountants is under development
I have used Excel since 1993. Originally I wanted to help a
friend to automate aspects of her business and decided that Excel could help although I knew very little about
So I taught myself everything I needed at that time
including how to use Macros (later became Visual Basic) to automate repetitive tasks. It was amazing and
Then I started to teach others (which taught me a lot - you
have to know the answers to all the questions that might arise).
Then I answered questions on Accounting Web and became a
'guru'. Then I developed some products for accountants based on Excel.
That finished in 2004 when I discovered property investing
and only used Excel for myself and ignored my website.
Now I have returned my focus to the accounting
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969, spent two
years in South Africa with Deloittes, returned to the UK and bought into a small local practice in Sussex. I merged
and helped grow a multi partner practice which is now in the top 100 in the UK.
Then I discovered computers in 1980 and helped found and run
an IT company which produced Accounts Production and Time Recording to 3,500 firms. Then sold out in 1990. Retired
from the practice in 1993 and discovered the delights of Excel.
OK so I should retire but I love mucking about on the
internet and I have gathered a lot of information which could help accountants.
This site is mostly about Excel and the sister site is all
about Outsourcing. So if you want an easier life have a dip into both sites.