Welcome to ExcelBuzz.com where you will find super useful tips and tricks for saving time when using Microsoft Excel!
Hi there, my name is Nico. I am a South African living in Australia with my beautiful Aussie wife and kids. I am a Chartered Accountant and have spent the last decade becoming an Excel guru.
I got my first taste of spreadsheets when my dad introduced me to Lotus 1-2-3 back in 1989. My 7 year-old brain found it fascinating how the computer was able to remember all the information typed into the little cells and how it could even add up numbers…
A couple of decades later I was working as an auditor at a Big 4 firm pouring over spreadsheet after spreadsheet, trying to analyse vast amounts of data, all within budget and within tight deadlines. I enjoyed trying to find the most efficient way of getting a job done, combining formulas and other techniques like “Find and Replace” to analyse information. I quickly realised that many of my colleagues really battled with Excel, which must have been extremely frustrating given the fact that they were using it every single day.
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The defining moment was when a friend worked non-stop through his entire Easter weekend, to clean up a dataset with thousands of debtors. He was manually working through the spreadsheet trying to line up information with amounts, etc. I felt so sorry for him, on Tuesday morning he was devastated as he wasn’t even halfway through the data yet. I sat with him and in about an hour I was able to help him finish the second half of the work, using some basic data manipulation techniques.
I am still an Accountant, currently working in the public service in Australia, but have made it my mission to share tips and advice on saving time and reducing frustration when it comes to Excel! I want to help more than just the people that I work with on a daily basis and as a result ExcelBuzz.com was born.
I will teach you how to use simple tricks to make life so much easier.
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I am still learning new things every day, so if you know of an easier way to do something that you see in a post, please let us know in the comments! In the meantime, please drop me a quick line over on the Contact Us page.
I look forward to turning you into a data analysis whizz!