Module 9: Artificial Intelligence – Basic Concepts in Excel

Course Description
This one-hour course serves as an introduction to artificial intelligence and how artificial intelligence is utilized in Excel. Users will be introduced to correlation and trend functions in Excel. The basics of linear regression and its application in Excel will be discussed. Specific attention will be given to artificial intelligence functions in Excel, including, but not limited to, forecasting, trend analysis, regression analysis, and predictive modeling.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the applicable Excel skills that will be required in making the transition to data analyst
  • Understand what is artificial intelligence and how it relates to data analytics.
  • Understand the basics of performing linear regression and apply that understanding to data
  • Be able to accurately model data and create a prediction model
  • Be able to apply trend analysis and forecasting functions to data in Excel
Who Should Take This Course?
Auditors: Staff Auditors, Senior Auditors, Internal Auditors, Government Auditors
Accountants: Staff Accountants, Senior Accountants, Supervisors, Managers, Management Accountants
Analysts: Business Analysts, Financial Analysts

Module 9: Artificial Intelligence – Basic Concepts in Excel

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1 hour of Instruction

Level: Intermediate

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Prerequisites

2+ years of experience working with Excel

Advance Preparation

Install Power Pivot and Data Analysis ToolPak

Resume Skills
Data Analytics Power BI Microsoft Excel Regression Analysis Data Modeling
Virginia Collins, CPA, CFE, CITP
Meet The Instructor

Virginia Collins is a former Manager in the Quality Control Department of Berdon LLP. With more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, she has advised clients across many industries. Leveraging broad experience in auditing, accounting, and internal controls, she has expertise in information technology including data analytics, Excel, and active data. Ms. Collins is a Certified Informational Technology Professional (CITP), which is a specialty designation awarded by the AICPA to CPAs with the unique ability to bridge business and technology. She was appointed a Committee Member of the AICPA Credential Committee where she has been actively involved in increasing the use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs) by CPAs. Her experience extends to planning of engagements — applying CAATs techniques and training staff on their use, internal control I.T. review, quality control review of engagements, data analytics, continuous auditing and business intelligence, and advising on the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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