# accounting

1. ### How to calculate months in fiscal year

Hello fellow colleagues, I have a task to calculate the number of months in a financial year (Australia) for grant payments that start in one year and end in the next, or in a few years. E.g. a \$49,790.40 grant, which payments begins on the 16/10/2018 and ends on the 30/06/2019. The time span...
2. ### Help

Hello everyone! I am currently studying accounting as an undergrad, but I want to pursue a career doing AIS (Accounting Information System). What coding language do I need to learn before I get into the AIS field? Any advice on the matter would be appreciated!!
3. ### Calculating ending balances (sum with several conditions)

The example with notes about problem is attached. Shortly: I want to automatically calculate ending balances from small general ledger I keep in excel. The formula should understand what account we are speaking of, what month is the transaction from and is the column debit or credit. I hope...
4. ### Using Indirect to reference another WORKBOOK

Hello All, I have a large accounting file with parallel construction which I need to pull into each of my assets Profit and Loss Statments. Each asset has a separate PnL page, and in my accounting worksheet, I have each asset named seperately. I'd like to create a formula where I type in the...
5. ### adding \$ before a number vs selecting currency/accounting format

Hi Is there any difference/problem if I add \$ before a number manually, I mean I type \$ then the number after vs selecting Number formatting-->currency or Accounting? Thank you.
6. ### Count number of times a specific text appears in a string & range

I hope someone can help with this problem I am failing to find a solution for. I wish to count the number of times a specific text value appears in a range. The text itself will often be part of a string which will contain other information. Below is an example of the issue I am...
7. ### sumif or sumproduct based on current month and year

2 columns, one date format xx/xx/xxxx and the other accounting format I'm looking to sum the value of the accounting column based on the current month and year. Preferably without having to add additional columns. I was following a previously used SUMPRODUCT formula but it kept giving me...
8. ### Cell Formatting changes after cell entry

I've run into a strange issue where, when typing a formula or numeric value into a cell, its formatting changes from Accounting to Text. This occurs after each entry and requires that I reformat the cell to the desired format everytime. The spreadsheet was originally derived from Quickbooks in...
9. ### Vlookup with multiple values and a limiter

Hi guys, I am trying to use a vlookup up to calculate whether a capital gain or loss has been made or lost when selling shares. A major problem I have is; if shares are purchased in two separate lots and at different prices, when I sell a portion of the shares I need to calculate the capital...
10. ### Excel for book keeping and accounting

Hi I am an intermediate user of excel but haven't done anything to do with accounting and book keeping with it yet. I have attached a spreadsheet with the type of data I'll be receiving in a csv file and a general journal. Im interested to see if there is a way to have the transactions imported...
11. ### Excel as database question

I download an entire trial balance from our accounting software into excel. I then map out each account to create a balance sheet. Works like a charm... However, I need to re-download a month that was corrected in the accounting software. While I can manually delete the rows and paste the...
12. ### Recommendations? building a 3-way model with >240 tabs (possible size issue)

Hey Guys, Long time lurker, first time poster. I am currently building a 3-way forecast model for a group of 27 Vendors who between them have 54 sites. Each site will require a P&L, BS and CF. I will be consolidating the sites to a Vendor level and then to an overall Group level. I will also be...
13. ### Circular Reference/Iterative Problem

I am killing myself trying to solve a problem of pennies! Source 1 is a pricing sheet that has a total at the bottom. We frequently use goal seek to adjust margin to get a desired number. Accounting 2 is a sheet for accounting that takes numbers from Source 1 and regroups them. The numbers...
14. ### Pivot - Beginning, Activity, Ending

Trying to design a pivot table (unfort can't use PQ) to design financial stmnts with columns for: beginning bal, then activity, then ending balance. I was able to create a column in the fact table showing only the beginning balances, but I can't seem to get this to work in the pivots. It...
15. ### currency vs accounting

Hi I wanted to know the difference between currency and accounting number formatting. Excel easy website is saying this: "Note: the Currency format can display negative numbers with a minus sign, in red, with parentheses, or in red with parentheses. The Accounting format displays negative...
16. ### accounting vs currency number formatting

Hi I was reading one of Mike Girvin's document and he said the following: ++ Accounting Number Format: Fixed dollar sign (left edge of cell). Negatives are in parenthesis. Zeros are dashes. Decimals always line up. Currency: Floating dollar sign. You choose how to show...
17. ### VBA Format cells(values) with correct accounting symbol

Hi, I'm struggling with formatting values using VBA by using the standard accounting symbols. My plan is to take the information from a report that provides me with values and currency information in two separate columns. The currency is a three-letter code like USD, EUR, AUD etc. and I...
18. ### Data validation (%)

Hi there, My question: How do I restrict the user from manually typing the "%" symbol in a cell?? Background: I'm trying to finish a basic user form (with drop-down lists) where: - if option 1 is chosen in cell A1, then cell A2 is formatted in Accounting format. - if option 2 is chosen in...
19. ### Accounting (Curreny) Formatting

Hi there, I am confused because when using the Accounting number format with the € (Euro) currency, negative numbers appear with the "-" sign at the very left, before the € sign, as in this example, whereas when using the Accounting number format with the \$ (Dollar) currency, negative numbers...
20. ### Recurring expenses and using Excel for full-on accounting ledger

Hi guys, Starting to use Office 2019 to track profit and loss (please don't digress on using accounting software). Is there any template I can use to make it easier for me? E.g. to handle different currencies, taxes, and insertion of recurring fixed expenses? Thank you.

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