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Advanced Excel Dashboards course


This IRES Finance and Budgeting training seminar provides an introduction to finance and accounting for those who have no prior knowledge of this business area. It is designed to train the participants to support operational and financial processes. Those attending this training course will gain a clear understanding of the essential terminology of finance and accounting. They will also learn the principles and techniques of accounting systems through practical examples and exercises.


5 Days


This programme is aimed at training:

  • Anyone with an advanced knowledge of Excel who wants to learn how to create dashboards which will enhance their spreadsheets with easily understood and interactive data displays.


At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • Creating Professional Dashboards
  • Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, Conditional Formatting, Functions, Formulas and Macros
  • Create visualizations charts


  • MODULE 1:  Introduction to Dashboards

    :  Inserting Graphics for a Dashboard

    • Inserting a Chart
    • Sparkline’s with Dashboards
    • Tables to Dynamically Link Charts & Lists
    • Linking Charts Across Worksheets

    MODULE 2: Functions and Formulas

    • The OFFSET Function
    • Nested IF Statements Using the AND and OR Operators
    • VLOOKUPs
    • The MATCH Function

    MODULE 3:  Dashboard Navigation

    • Creating Bespoke Navigation Bars
    • Creating Dashboard Links
    • Using Named Objects

     Workbook’s Layout and Structure

    • Organizing Data in Data Tables using IFs
    • Table Formulas to Make Dynamic Charts
    • Table Formulas with Conditional Formatting
    • OFFSETs, VLOOKUPs and Name Range Lists

    MODULE 4:  Using Excel Objects for Specialist Dashboard Views

    • Adding a Data Bar into your Dashboard
    • Creating a Window Chart
    • Creating an Advanced Comparison Chart
    • Creating a Timeline Chart

    MODULE 5: Using Macros and VBA with Dashboards

    • Macros and the Visual Basic Interface
    • Configuring Controls using Macros
    • Ironing out Minor Issues in your Dashboard with VBA
    • The Select Case


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 27 May 2019.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 03-06-2019
Event End Date 07-06-2019
Cut off date 27-05-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 552,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 883
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Tariffs

Group Size Rwandese Rate Per Day( R₣) International Rate Per Day(USD/EURO)
3-5 588,800.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
6-10 894,400.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
11-15 1,376,800.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
16-20 1,800,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
21-25 2,164,800.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
26-30 2,471,200.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
30-50 3,644,800.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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