Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI organized a day long Workshop on Using Excel as Audit Tool Exclusively for Fellow Members at ICAI Bhavan Dhantoli in which CA. T.S. Rawal Senior Chartered Accountant from city speaking as Chief Guest said that now a day’s professional’s ability to succeed and excel depends to a large extent on his technological skills. He further said that use of these skills helps in effective delivery of quality services. He also said that Microsoft Excel is the widely used spreadsheet program & it is equipped with infinite features and also offers flexibility to evaluate data in various ways. He said that good software skills go a long way to assist in speedier execution of work and to build confidence for effective completion of assignment.
Earlier the Chairman of the branch CA. Ashwini Agrawal in his welcome address said that the purpose of keeping this workshop exclusively for fellow members was to keep proper focus and response to the needs of members who are not so tech savvy in there day to day professional life as compared to new generation but are inclined to learn new things to cater to their clients in a better way. He said that although most accountants have never received any formal training in excel, they see excel as a professional tool of choice for analyzing and reporting financial data. He further said that this workshop will learn tips, tricks and techniques that will help to be more productive and avoid errors when working in Excel and make it as accounting manager, or member of the audit team for the Chartered Accountants. He also informed the members about various upcoming events & projects taken up by the Nagpur Branch. He appealed to the members to participate in large numbers and keep themselves up to date.
CA. Julfesh Shah, Vice Chairman, Regional Council, said that many professionals use time-consuming and error-prone processes to complete everyday tasks. But Excel can be used by professionals for summarizing, analyzing, or tabulating data, error free, for their clients. He further said that such type of workshops will provide good input to the Chartered Accountants for developing there Technological Knowledge. He complimented Nagpur Branch for organizing practical oriented programmes for members and students.
In this workshop specific functions of Excel were dealt with thoroughly by learned speakers CA. Charudutta Marathe, CA. Arun Bafna and CA. Deepak Motwani. All the speakers effectively resolved the queries of members.
CA. Kirit Kalyani, Chairman IT Committee coordinated the program & CA. Swapnil Ghate, Secretray, proposed the vote of thanks. Prominently present on the occasion were CA. Kirti Agrawal, CA. Suren Duragkar, CA. Umang Agrawal, CA. Jagdish Hariharan, CA. Pramod Jawandhiya, CA. Murli Pantula, CA. Chandan Patel and more than 60 chartered accountants.