Better spreadsheetsWhile both spreadsheets and calculators are enormously useful - indeed, crucial - to accountants, they have one big difference: No one expects you to build your own calculator. And even though you never have to get near a soldering gun to produce a spreadsheet, it's still a process fraught with potential for career-ruining, business-destroying mistakes.

Spreadsheet Check and Control, by Patrick O'Beirne, guides readers through the process, warning you away from errors both common and uncommon, and showing you how to make Excel spreadsheets that are safe, reliable, more efficient, consistent and auditable. Beyond that, the book teaches readers how easy it is to make mistakes, and offers a set of tools for testing and detecting errors. It's the kind of book you ought to have two of - one for you, and one to pass around.

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