Resources

The internet library

Whatever you need to know, the information will be somewhere on the internet. One way to find it is by using a search engine, but often the best source is a subject-specific reference site listing other relevant websites. This page is specifically devoted to sites relevant to spreadsheets and financial modelling.

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Spreadsheet modelling

AbleBits.com and Office-Addins.com
Related sites offering Excel add-ins for pivot table formatting, advanced search & replace, managing multiple spreadsheets and much more, plus a wide range of plugins for Microsoft Outlook.
European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group
EuSpRIG works to increase awareness of spreadsheet errors in academia and industry and to promote research into methods of preventing and detecting errors.
ExcelFIX
Recover your lost or damaged Excel files in a few minutes with ExceFIX.
Excel Formulas
Very clear and easy-to-follow Excel tutorial (Introduction, Basics, Functions and Data Analysis), fully illustrated with step-by-step screenshots.
Excel Tips for Data Analysts
Very practical and detailed tips for data cleaning, analysis and visualization, optionally using Power Query features.
How To Use Excel
This short but comprehensive guide aims to help the Excel beginner master the basics in three easy chapters.
Jabsoft and Model Advisor
Two related sites offering a very wide range of add-ins, templates and other products for Excel, including many third-party products as well as those developed in-house by Jabsoft.
John Walkenbach’s “The Spreadsheet Page”
A large site with information on many spreadsheets and spreadsheet-related material.
Mathtools
Wide range of Excel resources, including models, add-ins, books, FAQs and more.
Ozgrid Business Applications
Helpful hints on a wide range of Excel topics, plus custom add-ins and training.
Spreadsheet Research (SSR)
A repository for research on spreadsheet development, testing, use, and technology, maintained by Dr. Ray Panko of the University of Hawaii.
Systems Modelling Ltd
Useful information on spreadsheet risks, and a comprehensive set of links to other spreadsheet resources.
Worksheet Templates & Perfomance Analysis Reports
SpeedSheets are purpose-built spreadsheet templates designed to accomplish specific tasks in the areas of accounting, taxation, financial planning, superannuation and home finances.

Excel training

Activia
Microsoft Excel training courses provided by Activia at your offices UK wide or at our training centres in London Birmingham Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Acuity
Acuity’s Microsoft Excel training courses can take you from being a complete beginner, who has never used Microsoft Excel, all the way through to an advanced user.
Best STL
Excel Training London and UK wide with Microsoft Certified trainers. Learn to use MS Excel at London centres or on-site UK wide.
Video Professor
Video Professor provides an extensive series of online training lessons on Microsoft Excel. Learn Excel today!

Business and finance

CNNfn financial network
US financial news, including search and stock quotes.
Companies House
Includes forms, and live search of CH database during office hours.
Financial Times
The FT online, including search engine, global archive and business directory.
National Statistics
Official UK statistics site, with a vast store of latest and archived statistics, the StatBase database of government statistics, and free copies of recent publications in PDF format.

Accounting and regulation

Financial Reporting Council
Useful summaries of standards and other publications, though does not provide the full text.
AccountingWEB UK
News service, directories and other resources for accountants.
BusinessZONE
Business information service for accountants, with a special emphasis on SMEs.
Institute of Chartered Accountants
Useful information for accountants in England and Wales.
HM Revenue & Customs
A wide range of helpful tax-related information, including press releases, publications and technical information.
International Financial Reporting Standards
Details of global accounting standards.
Wachowicz’s Web World
Financial management web sites, plus spreadsheet templates.

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