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Reporting variance in financial results with advanced Excel charts

In an increasingly challenging financial environment, reporting variances will be even more important. This course will show you how to use templates to create six advanced Excel charts that you can start using right away. You'll also learn the expert-level techniques used to create the charts so you can apply those skills to create your own advanced charts to communicate variances between actual results and budget, forecast, or previous year values. These key insights are what executives are looking for and you will stand out by using the advanced charts learned in this course.

The course includes:

  • A preview of the six visuals so you can decide which one will work best in your situation.
  • The Excel file with all six chart worksheets. The worksheets are complete templates because they contain all the calculations, formatting, and setup that you can use to get started quickly creating your first advanced chart.
  • Videos on how to use the template worksheets and adapt them to your own situation. You will get an in-depth tour of how the worksheet is built so you can adapt it and use the techniques to create your own advance charts. The training is split into multiple video sessions so it is easy to fit watching them into your schedule and easier to manage if you have the kids at home as well
  • Links to additional videos and articles on topics or techniques covered in the videos so you can take your learning deeper.

These templates do not use VBA so you don't have to know or learn any programming. They use Excel functions that have been around for years, not any new functions that you need to be on an Insider build to use. This means that you can get up and running quickly without hitting any roadblocks.

The launch price is just $99.00 USD! I’ve made this super affordable because I know that budgets are tight. With this low of a cost, your manager can surely fit it into some expense area or you can offer to split the cost since you are saving on lunches, Starbucks, commuting, and dry cleaning.

In the video below you will see all six advanced charts and a sneak peek of some of the techniques you will learn in the course.


See all six advanced charts and a sneak peek of some of the techniques you will learn in the course

Your Instructor


Dave Paradi
Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 500 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. He helps corporate professionals create clear visual messages of financial data. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you have watched the videos and applied the techniques to your own charts and found it doesn't work for you, I don't want you to be unsatisfied. Just email me within the first 30 days after you purchase the course, explain what techniques you applied, why it doesn't fit your situation, and I will give you a full refund.

If you are looking to build a robust library of Excel chart templates, consider investing in the Excel Chart Worksheet Templates Bundle that includes my course that contains chart worksheet templates you can use to report financial data in a crisis. Click here to save when you buy both courses together.

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