The CEILING.PRECISE function is categorized under Excel Math and Trigonometry functions. It will round up a number to the nearest integer or multiple of significance.

As a financial analyst, we can use CEILING.PRECISE in setting the pricing after currency conversion, discounts, etc. When preparing financial models, it helps us round up the numbers per a requirement.

CEILING.PRECISE was introduced in MS Excel 2010 to replace the CEILING function. It was subsequently replaced by the CEILING.MATH function.

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(number, [significance])

The CEILING.PRECISE function syntax has the following arguments:

**number:**The number that you wish to round up.**significance:**(Optional) It is the multiple of significance that you wish to round a number to.

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel CEILING.PRECISE function examples and explore how to use the CEILING.PRECISE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H17,I17)

**Result**:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following CEILING.PRECISE examples would return:

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H18,I18)

**Result**: 10

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H19,I19)

**Result**: -5

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H20,I20)

**Result**: -5

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H21,I21)

**Result**: 6.64

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H22,I22)

**Result**: 6.64

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H23,I23)

**Result**: -6.62

**Syntax**: =CEILING.PRECISE(H24,I24)

**Result**: -6.62