SPECIALISTS IN FINANCIAL MODELLING

About Plum Solutions

Based in Sydney, Australia, Plum Solutions has been providing professional financial modelling solutions since 2004. The business is based on core principles of honesty, integrity, accuracy and professional conduct.

Why choose Plum Solutions

Plum Solutions specialises in financial modelling – that’s all we do!

With over fourteen years experience in financial modelling and analysis experience in a range of industries – chances are we’ve seen your problem before!

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You can engage us for as long or as short as you like; perfect for those ad hoc projects.

You’ll find our rates very competitive, particularly compared to hiring an in-house analyst.

From a simple formula fix to redesigning an inherited model, we’ll get a model working to suit your needs.

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Principal Consultant

Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling and analysis specialist. She is the author of “Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling”, Third Edition published by Wiley Finance 2019 and “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” second edition published by Wiley in 2022. In 2021 she first received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and in 2022 she was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Financial Modelling Summit.  With over 20 years’ of experience as a financial analyst, she helps her clients create meaningful financial models in the form of business cases, pricing models and management reports.  She has hands-on experience in a number of industry sectors, including telecoms, information systems, manufacturing and financial services.

Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She was on the judging panel for the 2020 Financial Modelling Innovation Awards. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups which now has over 7,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 130,000 members. An advocate for women in finance, she was on the Diversity Council for the ModelOff Financial Modeling World Championships and founded the Women in Financial Modelling online community. She is a Master Financial Modeler (FMI) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and has taught management accounting subjects at Sydney University.

 

Qualifications

  • Master Financial Modeler (MFM, FMI)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, MGSM)
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CDAF, ACCA)
  • Bachelor of International Business Relations (BaIBR, GU)
Susan Wilkin

Susan Wilkin

Office Manager

Susan arranges and co-ordinates all of the Plum Solutions workshops, deals with all administration issues and assists with any enquiries. Susan joined Plum Solutions in 2009 and has over 20 years experience in office administration, office management, personal assistance and team training coordination roles for a variety of industries.  Her experience, friendly disposition and strong work ethic make her a key part of our organisation in assisting with your enquiries.

She can be contacted on info @ plumsolutions dot com dot au or talk to her through Live Chat.

    Plum Solutions Clients

    Past and current clients include SMEs and major corporations in the following industries:

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    Wealth Management

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    Media

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    Manufacturing

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    Education

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    Life Insurance

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    Call Centres

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    Private Investment

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    Mortgage Broking

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    Financial Services

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    Non-profit

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    Architecture

    Danielle uses various communication methods to keep us engaged. She uses credible sources for her course. Danielle is very engaging, polite and professional. Her vast knowledge of Excel is evident and I love the way she tries to apply Excel to our specific work situations!
     Head of Investments / Non Profit
    Everything was perfect and the instruction was very clear. Many thanks! Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel, September 2023
    Oil Company, Oman 
    Oil Company, Oman
    It’s a new Experience for me since its I’m not very familiar with Excel, I like to learn new stuff that will hopefully help me in my work. “Excel Modelling Skills” Live Virtual Training, May 2021.
    Investment Banking Graduate, Middle East 
    Investment Banking Graduate, Middle East

    Great course. Easy to navigate and follow.  Danielle is a great instructor  with many years of experience.  My biggest takeaway from the course is her best practice approach. This is a great course that is highly recommended. Thank you.

    Financial Modelling in Excel, Online, August

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    Bettina Welgemoed, IT for the health industry 
    Bettina Welgemoed, IT for the health industry

    It gave me a good understanding of what is possible in Excel – a good base for future use. Danielle happily took queries through the session. Being a small group she could help each of us one on one easily. Danielle ran this course very well – not too quick or not too slow. Lots of information,

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     Recycling Industry

    Ratings Agency, South East Asia

    Instructors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The documentation is well-prepared and very helpful.  I appreciate the knowledge and experience that Ms Danielle for shared during the course. Thank you and wishing you good health and happiness always.

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    This training was really good overall. Amazing, fruitful and helpful. Dashboard Reporting in Modern Excel, September 2023
    Oil Company, Oman 
    Oil Company, Oman
    The course is very useful and engaging! Financial Modelling in Excel, In-house, January 2023
    Banking, Middle East 
    Banking, Middle East