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Testimonials for "Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel"

Having this course held within the company made this very practical and more tailored for our needs. The presenter provided flexibility in the teaching.

I enjoyed the knowledge expressed by the presenter and reasons supporting actions or formulas.

Finance, Construction Industry

"Excellent course - thanks very much."


I liked the practical tips that will help me in my work. 

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel (In-House Course), Sydney, June 2015

Purchasing Officer, Manufacturing

The course provided me with plenty of new skills and techniques to apply to budgeting and forecasting.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Brisbane, May 2014

Business and Project Management, Consulting Industry

An excellent combination of technical and practical applications to financial forecasting, control and budgeting.

Sydney, July 2011

Director, Building & Construction

"I really enjoyed the course.  It gave me a much needed confidence boost to see that my skills were still fine!  It was good to hear about putting a model together in a good way and has really motivated me to work with the ones I have inherited to improve them going forward."

Sharon Flannery, Business Analyst, CS Energy, Brisbane

Patient, knowledgeable and helpful teacher.  She was very responsive to individual needs, and even covered some concepts outside the scope of the course.

Analyst, Medical Research

Fabulous presenter, very animated and easy to listen to.  I particularly liked the use of cartoons and humourous examples as they helped keep the course interesting.  It was never boring, and I learned a lot of useful things!

Bookkeeper, Medical Research

Danielle has an in depth knowledge of Excel and was able to convey both simple and difficult concepts in a clear and erudite way.
Her infectious enthusiasm was also refreshing.

Company Director, Real Estate

I liked having both theory & practice, as I haven't had that grounding before.

The presenter spoke very well, and clearly.  She explained concepts well.

Budgeting & Forecasting Oct 2010

Really beneficial!

A very practical workshop with lots of Excel practise, The presenter has lots of experience in the field.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Sydney, October 2015

Manager, Government

The presenter is very informative in explaining the material. We got the chance to ask questions given the size of the class, which is very good.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Sydney, July 2013

Retail Industry

This course surpassed my expections - keep up the good work - this course was really worth it!

Singapore, Oct 2010

Finance Manager, State Power, Manila

"Explanations were clear and thorough."


I recently attended the Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel course presented by Danielle Stein Fairhust, Plum Solutions. I found the course to be thoroughly enriching especially with the formulas. I also liked the information and discussion on forecasting. I can see that I will be using this function a great deal in future roles.

Sydney, March 2011

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Academic Recruitment Search Specialist, Higher Education

"It was a very practical course and I now feel confident with Excel and Financial Modelling."


I liked the balance between theory and practice. The amount of theorical content regarding forecasting and budgeting and the practical examples were very useful and relevant. The presenter was intuiative to each person's level and needs.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Melbourne, November 2012

Anonymous, Melbourne, November 2012

"The trainer ... ensures that you understand the subject under discussion, the related best and bad practices and uses live exercises so that practical experience is obtained."

Dubai, UAE, February 2013

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Senior Manager, Financial Services, Saudi Arabia

"Danielle's financial modelling course is both well-written and relevant, catering to a wide range of abilities and skill levels. Her knowledge of Excel and financial modelling is impressive and she is patient and effective in sharing that knowledge with her students."

Pilar Foss - Senior Analyst, Hindal Corporate Advisory

The presenter engaged with participants and tried to solve problems.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Sydney, June 2015

Department of Education, Government

The course was excellent and at no time did I start to count ceiling tiles! The course was well paced and addressed the issues of all students.  The presenter kept everything moving (something a lot fail to do!)

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Melbourne, August 2014


Room Setup and having the middle monitors was useful.  The presenter was attentive and responsive.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Sydney, July 2013

Business Analyst, Construction and Mining

"I was highly impressed with facilities, equipment and material provided. This course should be a core requirement for anyone considering undertaking an analytical role. I feel the course has provided me with the confidence to address stakeholders in discussing forecasting and budgeting - especially the procedure and method of approach. I'll be back for another course!"


The course was very useful, covered lots of fundamental Excel function in daily work. Very interactive and well presented.

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Melbourne, November 2012

Financial Planning & Analysis, Consumer Goods

The practical exercises were great and the presenter was very knowledgeable

Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel, Sydney, June 2015

Financial Accountant, Accounting Industry