Since 2001 - An Excel Odyssey

A4 Accounting

My name is Neale Blackwood and I established A4 Accounting in Perth, Western Australia in 2001. During my 30 + year experience as an Accountant and consultant I have over 30 years’ experience using, training and writing about Excel.

In December 2022 I received a Distinguished Service Award for my services to the WA division of CPA Australia.

I have achieved the Excel Expert certification and have continuously written Excel articles for the monthly CPA Australia magazine since 2002. Click on the button below to check out my articles and videos at the INTHEBLACK website.

INTHEBLACK Excel Yourself Articles

I have been freely answering Excel questions via email from CPA’s from around the world for over 20 years. You can Click Here to contact me.

I have written and presented numerous Excel sessions at CPA Australia events around the country over the past 10 years.

My first book Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants, was published by Wiley in 2014. Click here for details.

My blog started in 2012 and since July 2017 I have written a blog post every week.

My Excel webinars (free and paid) have been running since 2012. CPA’s have improved their Excel skills and earned thousands of hours of CPD. So far I have run over 450 live Excel webinars since 2012.

Working with CPA Australia I have released over 50 Excel podcasts – click here to see the details.

I work with organisations, large and small, to help them make the most of Excel by:

  • Speeding up reporting processes by re-engineering their current Excel files
  • Reducing re-keying by creating new reporting solutions
  • Removing manual processes by automating tasks using macros
  • Streamlining data importation processes using Power Query
  • Providing targeted one-on-one Excel coaching (in person and online)
  • Providing customised Excel training (in person and online)
  • Running live online webinars

If you would like more information on how I can help you take Excel to the next level then Click Here to contact me.

I recently completed two CPA Australia courses (badges below)

  • Data Interpretation and Visualisation
  • Data Analytics