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ACTEX eLearning Webinar Series: Best Practices for Auditing Actuarial Spreadsheets [Recording]
Author: Campbell
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Continuing the ACTEX eLearning Webinar Series 

Best Practices in Auditing Actuarial Spreadsheets
with Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM


This course qualifies for 1.8 SOA/EA CPD and CAS CE Credits.


Inherited somebody else's spreadsheets? Looking to untangle a monster? One of the most challenging tasks for actuaries is to take a spreadsheet already in production and try to do something useful with it - especially if this is a standard spreadsheet that has accumulated years of changes from multiple authors. And especially if one small change appears to break everything.


This session will cover auditing, testing, and fixing extant spreadsheets with a special focus on actuarial needs and issues, as well as specific practical implementation tips.


Specific topics to be covered include:

  • A methodical approach to auditing spreadsheets
  • Creating formulae and names inventories
  • VBA code for finding spurious cells, and why one wants to minimize such cells
  • Untangling megaformulas
  • Approaches to spreadsheet testing, derived from software testing principles

Instructor Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM, is Vice President, Insurance Research at Conning in Hartford, Connecticut. She also teaches courses on computing (Excel, Access, and VBA) and business writing for actuarial science students at the University of Connecticut.

Mary Pat has had a long interest in spreadsheet best practices in actuarial work, writing for SOA publications on the topic since 2007. She has also spoken for SOA webcasts and at meetings on spreadsheet issues, most recently at the 2015 SOA Annual Meeting: "Session 30: How to Keep Your Spreadsheets Out of the Headlines". She is a member of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group and on the SOA Modeling Section Council (2015 - 2018).


Pricing:

The registration fee includes access to the webcast recording for up to 180 days.
All prices are in USD.

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